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Why Is This Important?

Prescription opioids are now the leading basis for drug malpractice lawsuits across the country, accounting for 25% of drug related medical malpractice. The basis for their claim? “No one told us they were addictive.” If your name is on the bottle, YOU ARE AT RISK. Following the CDC’s Guideline for Prescribing Opioids is not enough to protect you in a court of law. You need to INFORM patients, MONITOR treatment, & DOCUMENT everything.

Opioid Addiction Starts at the Most Unexpected Places

Of people entering treatment for heroin addiction who began abusing opioids in the 1960s, more than 80 percent started with heroin. Of those who began abusing opioids in the 2000s, 75 percent reported that their first opioid was a prescription drug (Cicero et al., 2014).

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Teen Sports Injuries
According to the American Journal of Public Health, teenage athletes are 50% more at-risk of misusing prescription drugs.
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Wisdom Teeth Removal
Those who fill an opioid prescription for wisdom tooth removal are nearly three times as likely to keep using.
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Elder Pain Management
In 2016, one in three people with a Medicare prescription drug plan received an opioid prescription.

Opioid Therapy Is Not a Prescription for Addiction

Join hundreds of medical professionals who trust Switalski Law and Consulting to guide them in opioid addiction prevention.

Judge Jodi Switalski
Putting You in Charge.

You Took an Oath to Do No Harm. I Can Help You Prevent It.

The new prescribing laws for treatment of acute and chronic pain for minors and adults are in place to help you and your patient prevent opioid dependency and ultimately drug addiction and/or death. Yet, every day, in courtrooms across America, medical malpractice litigation is ending in thousands of verdicts against doctors.  Harm by omission is harm.

You Can Protect Yourself and Your Patients. I Can Show You How.

Jodi Switalski is an experienced attorney and a former sobriety, drug, and veterans treatment court judge in Michigan. She is a nationally recognized expert on substance abuse, risk evaluation and mitigation strategies for medical and dental practitioners. Jodi has witnessed the devastating effects of substance abuse and dependency within our families, our children, and our communities. The opioid crisis is very real and the consequences are tragic. But you can make a difference. You can prescribe opioids safely and you can prevent dependency. And you can protect yourself from liability. You just need the right tools and informed consent documentation. You can get them from me. Make the decision today to change your process for prescribing opioids and pain management therapy.

With Personal Consulting and/or my comprehensive Informed Consent Docs, you will have the tools and information you need to limit your liability and change the outcomes in our opioid epidemic.

Do Something. Be The Change.

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[Former] Judge Jodi has...become a game-changer for the prescription and illicit drug epidemic. She has more clinical and scientific acumen in opioid pain and addiction medicine than 95% of current practicing physicians. She will make a difference!
Daniel A. Schwarz, MD Chief Medical Officer at JAS Genetics, LLC.