The Opioid Crisis: Pharmacy Practices to Prevent Abuse

As dispensers of prescription medication, pharmacists are on the front lines of this epidemic. What can pharmacists do to help prevent opioid abuse and overdose, keep their patients safe and, ultimately, save lives? This involves ensuring the safe and proper use of opioids by patients for whom they have been legitimately prescribed, as well as secure and safe disposal of unused opioids. In the effort to prevent diversion and misuse of opioid prescriptions, this webinar will discuss:

  • Identifying “red flags” that indicate patients struggling with an opioid use disorder
  • Best practices for working collaboratively with prescribers
  • Counseling patients suspected of opioid use disorder
  • Safe disposal of unused opioids

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