Illicit and prescription drug misuse as reported to the Maine Diversion Alert Program

Illicit and prescription drug misuse as reported to the Maine Diversion Alert Program Forensic Science International 285 (2018) 65–71 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/f orsciint Illicit and prescription drug misuse as reported to the Maine Diversion Alert Program a, a,1 a,1 a Brian J. Piper *, Michael J. Suarez , John P. Piserchio , Dipam T. Shah , a b c d Olapeju M. Simoyan , Kenneth L. McCall , Clare E. Desrosiers , Stephanie D. Nichols Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA 18509, USA University of New England, Portland, ME 04103, USA Diversion Alert, Houlton, ME 04730, USA Husson University School of Pharmacy, Bangor, ME 04401, USA A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Background: The opioid epidemic is rapidly evolving and new tools are needed to combat drug abuse. The Received 21 June 2017 Maine Diversion Alert Program (DAP) is an informational resource that facilitates communication about Received in revised form 12 December 2017 drug arrests between the criminal justice and healthcare fields. The objectives of this report were to: (1) Accepted 29 January 2018 describe the illegal and prescription pharmaceuticals reported to the DAP; (2) determine if http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Forensic Science International Elsevier

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2018 Elsevier B.V.
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0379-0738
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10.1016/j.forsciint.2018.01.025
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Forensic Science International 285 (2018) 65–71 Contents lists available at ScienceDirect Forensic Science International journal homepage: www.elsevier.com/locat e/f orsciint Illicit and prescription drug misuse as reported to the Maine Diversion Alert Program a, a,1 a,1 a Brian J. Piper *, Michael J. Suarez , John P. Piserchio , Dipam T. Shah , a b c d Olapeju M. Simoyan , Kenneth L. McCall , Clare E. Desrosiers , Stephanie D. Nichols Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, Scranton, PA 18509, USA University of New England, Portland, ME 04103, USA Diversion Alert, Houlton, ME 04730, USA Husson University School of Pharmacy, Bangor, ME 04401, USA A R T I C L E I N F O A B S T R A C T Article history: Background: The opioid epidemic is rapidly evolving and new tools are needed to combat drug abuse. The Received 21 June 2017 Maine Diversion Alert Program (DAP) is an informational resource that facilitates communication about Received in revised form 12 December 2017 drug arrests between the criminal justice and healthcare fields. The objectives of this report were to: (1) Accepted 29 January 2018 describe the illegal and prescription pharmaceuticals reported to the DAP; (2) determine if

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Forensic Science InternationalElsevier

Published: Apr 1, 2018

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