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OPIATE AND OVERDOSE INVESTIGATIONS


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Length: 3 Days (24 Hours)

Designed For: This course is designed for patrol officers, investigators, narcotics agents and military personnel.

Prerequisites: None

Description: This two-day course will review the marketing of narcotic medications by drug companies. US deaths and CDC rates of unintentional drug overdose deaths will be reviewed in relation to the decades of the “Pain Era” to rates of narcotic sales, deaths, and addiction treatment. The students will understanding how an addict is created and what happens physiologically as the “Death Spiral’ ensues. Combinations of deadly narcotic cocktails that have resulted in death and studies that related to how law enforcement can stop this cycle of a new addicted generation will be identified. ME (Medical Examiner) Data, PDMP and “Death Diary” case examples will reinforce what is occurring in the US and what is necessary for all disciplines including law enforcement to stop the progressive numbers of deaths.

Taught by Dr. Marc Gonzalez, PharmD, Director of Law Enforcement Liaison and Education for Purdue Pharma and President of California chapter of National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI).