SafeUseNow: Predictive Analytics to ID Prescription Abuse

October 10, 2014
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Prescription drug abuse, particularly of specific types of oral opioids, like Oxycontin, is a major problem in the US – it is estimated that 52 million Americans have used prescription drugs non-medically at some time in their life. In this video, Patrick Burns of Principled Strategies explains how their predictive analytics program, SafeUseNow, identifies combinations of prescribers, patients and pharmacies at risk of contribution to the prescription drug abuse problem. SafeUseNow was recently named one of 7 winners of the 2014 Knight News Challenge.

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