Dr. Sharon Kelley knows lots about the opiates crisis. She serves as CEO for several corporations including the Alliance for Global Narcotics Training. She also oversees related corporations and emergency sports and military medicine.
While completing her bachelor’s and premed Medical Sciences at the University of South Florida, she served as a Tampa police officer. This afforded her firsthand experience in recognition of street and prescription drug abuse. She received her master’s degree in drug chemistry from the University of Florida and a Ph.D. in toxicology.
Listen in as Kelly Campbell and Sharon Kelley chat about these points.
- The pressure placed on our prescribers to take care of pain
- Are there “dirty doctors” or just taking care of their patients
- How law enforcement may target doctors because of their prescription practices
- The things LNCs can look for and also make sure that they don’t see a history that would suggest opioid abuse
- The new drugs of abuse and also the new physical exams that we should be looking for
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Sharon Kelly is an affiliate faculty member with the University of Florida Clinical Toxicology program, as well as the University of South Florida College of Medicine. She serves as a narcotics consultant for the Florida Attorney General Department of Health and numerous law enforcement entities.
She lectures nationally and internationally to medical, legal and corporate entities including military and sports organizations with respect to how to enhance recognition and medical legal management of licit and illicit drug abuse.