Opioid Epidemic

International Overdose Awareness Day | August 31

2019-08-21T14:24:03-05:00August 21st, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Public/Community Health, Substance Abuse|

International Overdose Awareness Day is a global event held on August 31 each year and aims to raise awareness of overdose and reduce the stigma of a drug-related death. It also acknowledges the grief felt by families and friends remembering those who have died or had a permanent injury as a result of drug overdose. [...]

Take Back Day 2019, April 27, 2019

2019-04-24T13:44:23-05:00April 24th, 2019|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmaceutical TakeBack|

On Saturday, April 27, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration will give the public its 17th opportunity in nine years to prevent pill abuse and theft by ridding their homes of potentially dangerous expired, unused, and unwanted prescription drugs. (Sites cannot accept liquids or needles or sharps, only pills [...]

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training

2017-02-13T22:54:11-06:00February 13th, 2017|Naloxone, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists|

California Pharmacists Opioid Safety Training The Last Line of Defense in the Healthcare Team More than 2,000 people in California die every year from overdoses related to opioids. Pharmacists are literally the last line of defense in the healthcare team. Register below for this one-hour CME class for pharmacists on safe dispensing of opioid medications. [...]

Pharmacists Rank Second Again Among Gallup’s Most Trusted Professionals

2016-11-21T19:11:07-06:00November 21st, 2016|Acute Care, ADD/ADHD, Administration/Management, Adverse Drug Reactions, AIDS / HIV, Allergies, Alternative Medicine, Alzheimers/Dementia, Asthma, Compliance, Compounding, COPD, Cultural Diversity, Depression/Bipolar, Diabetes, Dyslipidemia / Cholesterol, E-Prescribing, Endocrinology, Ethics, Hepatitis C, HIPAA, Hypertension / Blood Pressure, Immunizations, Infertility, Marijuana, Marijuana Legalization, Medical Cannabis, Medication Safety, Men's Health, Mental Health, Naloxone, Nutrition, Obesity / Weight management, Opioid Epidemic, Opioid Safety, Pain Management, Pallative Care / Hospice, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacist Training, Pharmacists, Pharmacy Law, Preceptor/Mentor Training, Prescription Cost, Prescription Drug Errors, Preventative Care, Provider Status, Public/Community Health, Regulatory Issues, Rheumatology, Risk Management, Smoking Cessation, Sports Medicine, STD's, Substance Abuse, Technology, Telemedicine / Telepharmacy, USP 795, USP 797, USP 800, Veterinary Pharmacy - Exotics, Veterinary Pharmacy - Large Animals, Veterinary Pharmacy - Small Animals, Womens Health|

Top-three recognition for 14th straight year shows importance of pursuing a pro-pharmacy, pro-patient policy agenda, NACDS says 12.21.2016 "The takeaway for policymakers is that the pharmacist-patient relationship has tremendous potential to do even more to improve patient health and well-being, along with the overall quality and affordability of healthcare." click here to read the story 

GREAT Pharmaceutical stewardship presentation to a committee of the Oregon Legislature

2016-09-28T01:19:10-05:00September 28th, 2016|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmaceutical TakeBack, Pharmacists|

Margaret Shield gave a background talk on pharmaceutical stewardship to a committee of the Oregon Legislature last week to help local agencies and advocates queue up their work on medicine take-back legislation. A recording and her slides are posted on her blog:  http://cehstrategies.com/news/why-secure-medicine-disposal-whats-pharmaceutical-stewardship.html In response, PhRMA submitted a statement, “In Opposition to Drug Take-back Mandates”, online here:  https://olis.leg.state.or.us/liz/2015I1/Downloads/CommitteeMeetingDocument/92676 [...]

US Surgeon General appeals to America’s clinicians to “Turn the Tide” on the prescription drug epidemic

2016-08-26T03:08:44-05:00August 26th, 2016|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmacists|

The U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Vivek H. Murthy sent a letter to 2.3 million American health professionals this week, asking them to lead a national movement to turn the tide on the nation’s prescription opioid epidemic. The letter contains a pocket card outlining the CDC’s opioid prescribing guidelines. This is the first time that a U.S. Surgeon [...]

Opioid Use Disorders: Interventions for Community Pharamcists

2024-05-28T14:52:59-05:00August 19th, 2016|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmacists|

OPIOIDUSEDISORDERS-InterventionsforCommunityPharmacists Opioid Use Disorders: Interventions for Community Pharmacists Download the Guideline CPNP is pleased to provide this guideline document intended to educate community pharmacists on interventions they can employ to provide safe and appropriate access to opioids while also protecting the public from the hazards of misuse and abuse. This publication is supported by the [...]

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area

2016-04-27T18:53:33-05:00April 27th, 2016|Opioid Epidemic, Pharmacists|

Counterfeit Opioid Poisonings Spread To Bay Area An outbreak of poisonings linked to a counterfeit prescription painkiller — previously seen in the Sacramento region — has reached the Bay Area, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control. The CDC reported Tuesday that seven patients were treated for overdoses in Bay Area hospitals in [...]

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