‘MedChat’ podcast, episode 3, welcomes state police trooper to discuss drug culture and addiction

Episode three of the “MedChat” podcast is now available.

This episode of the podcast, titled “Streetwise: Drugs in Kentucky,” addresses the prevalence of illegal drugs and seeks to help physicians and providers better understand the culture around illegal drugs. As legal prescribing decreases and controls tighten, addicted patients may seek drugs from illegal sources.

Moderator James T. Jennings, M.D., medical director, adult primary care for Norton Medical Group; speaks with Trooper Robert Purdy, who is with the Kentucky State Police (KSP). Trooper Purdy is the public affairs officer at the Richmond KSP post.

Topics addressed in this episode:

  • Causes to which addicts attribute their addiction
  • The scope of the drug problem in Kentucky

This activity is supported in part with a grant from Cardinal Health.

Physician Credits

American Medical Association

Norton Healthcare is accredited by the Kentucky Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Norton Healthcare designates this enduring material for a maximum of .50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

HB1 / Prescribing Controlled Substances

The Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure has approved the podcast Streetwise: Drugs in Kentucky for .50 HB1 credit hours. ID# 0519-H.50-NHC5b.

About the “MedChat” podcast: “MedChat” is a monthly podcast that fills a unique professional gap and is structured around a conversation addressing key issues for each topic. “MedChat” podcasts last 30 minutes, so you can listen on your way to work, while walking the dog, eating your lunch or another convenient time for you.

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