John Eadie – Emerging Drug Threats in the United States

John L Eadie is the Public Health and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP) Project Coordinator for the National Emerging Threats Initiative, a National High Intensity Drug Trafficking Areas (HIDTA) Program.   He worked for the New York State Department of Health for 31 years. He then served as a PDMP consultant and was founding Director of the PDMP Center of Excellence (COE) at Brandeis University.    In 2015, he transferred to the HIDTA Program to help develop a National Emerging Threats Initiative, an early warning system to identify major changes in drug abuse.

Emerging Drug Threats in the United States

The role of Fentanyl in increasing overdose deaths, even in combination with other drugs, will be presented. The strong correlation between drug seizures by law enforcement and interdicting abused drugs will be explored. The sudden increase in drug overdose deaths at the beginning of the COVID 19 Pandemic will be examined, as will the simultaneous, short-term reduction in drug seizures by law enforcement.

At the conclusion of this training, participants will be able to:

  • Attendees will see evidence of the way in which Fentanyl is increasing overdose deaths involving other drugs.
  • Attendees will learn about the correlation between drug overdose deaths and drug seizures by law enforcement.
  • Attendees will learn about the simultaneity of increasing drug overdose deaths and temporary reductions in law enforcement drug seizures during the early days of the COVID-19 Pandemic.


Presentation Material
Emerging Drug Trends