UNSOM Health Watch: Prescription Opioid Use

Jul 20, 2015

Dr. Karla Wagner is an Assistant Professor at the School of Community Health Sciences at the University of Nevada, Reno. She also provides technical assistance and conducts evaluation research on the effectiveness of naloxone distribution to prevent fatal opioid overdoses.

In this installment of the University of Nevada School of Medicine health watch, we're talking about trends in opioid use, public health interaction and highlights of a new law that addresses opioid overdose. Our guests are Dr. Karla Wagner, an Assistant Professor at the School of Community Health Sciences at the  University of Nevada, Reno, and Richelle O'Driscoll, director of public affairs for the Division of Health Sciences and School of Medicine. 

Dr. Wagner will be presenting a free webinar,”Overdose Education and Naloxone Distribution: Best Practices and Legal Reform Supporting Implementation,” sponsored by the Nevada Public Health Training Center, on July 21 at 12 noon.  To register for the webinar go to: http://tiny.cc/overdoseprevention[tiny.cc]