Carnegie Mellon University

Frank Kunkle

CANCELED: The Opioid Epidemic

CANCELED for Jan 18 - Watch for a new date

Dr. Frank Kunkel has served as an expert consultant for the State of Pennsylvania Department of Welfare regarding the treatment of Opioid Dependence, for the Office of Medical Assistance Programs in the Division of Pharmacy, for the Drug Utilization Review Board (DURB) regarding appropriate use/risk of narcotic overuse for the Division of Medical Review. He is a consultant with multiple Health Plans on the guidelines surrounding medically assisted treatment of the addiction with buprenorphine, and strategies related to opioid use in pain management and has a special interest in Oral Fluid Drug Testing. The use of Oral Fluid Drug Testing in High Risk Patients is one of Frank’s special interests and an area in which he is well published.