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Rx Opioid Safe Prescriptions

On average, at least one person in San Mateo County dies from a drug-induced death (a drug overdose or effect of chronic use) every week.

While opioid use in San Mateo County is currently not as big a problem as that of many other communities, it’s important that everyone understand the risks and benefits related to prescription pain medications (opioids). 

Research shows that when the prescribing of opioids declines, overdose rates decline.

It’s up to all of us to prevent prescription pain medication dependency and deaths.

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Current Alerts & Reports

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San Mateo County Public Health Reporting Guidelines

Healthcare providers are required to report communicable diseases, child or elder abuse, and other situations that are a threat to the well-being of San Mateo County residents.

The reporting guidelines and forms in this manual consolidate information on what to report, as well as when, how, and why. Public Health uses the data from the reports to respond to specific situations, to identify and track health problems, to develop local health policy and programs, and to report our findings back to you.

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