Opioid Resources

Resources for Opioid Prescribing for Chronic Non-Cancer Pain

Learning Opportunities

Oregon has one of the highest rates of prescription opioid misuse in the nation. In Oregon, more drug poisoning deaths involve prescription opioids than any other type of drug, including alcohol, methamphetamines, heroin and cocaine. An average of 3 Oregonians die every week from prescription opioid overdose, and many more develop opioid use disorder.
(Oregon Health Authority. Public Health)

WVCH Provider Support:

OHA Guidance 56 & 60
Opioid Authorization Policy & Alternative Benefits
Regional Provider Notification Letter
WVCH Formulary and Criteria

Oregon Health Authority Tools:

Oregon Opioid Prescribing Guidelines
Consumer Resources
Oregon Pain Management Commission

Other Tools, Support & Education Links:

Oregon Pain Guidance
Oregon Coalition for Responsible Use of Meds
CDC Summary of Prescribing Guidelines
Surgeon General: Turn the Tide
PDMP Portal Link