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Opioid Abuse Prevention

 

Pharmacists: What can You Do?

  • Pharmacists-text-insertUnderstand the patient’s treatment plan and condition, and ensure that the prescription is for a legitimate medical purpose.
  • During consultation, ensure patients understand the proper dosage and directions for use.
    Educate patients about side effects and risks.
  • Explain the importance of monitoring, safeguarding and properly disposing of unused pain medications.
  • Explain the importance and benefit of having Narcan/naloxone available for overdose prevention.
 

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