As opioid-related deaths continue to rise, pharmacists are in a unique position as accessible health care providers to offer crucial resources for patients. A guest speaker from Drug Enforcement Administration’s (DEA’s) Diversion Control Division will provide guidance on how pharmacists and pharmacy technicians can help curb the substance abuse epidemic and protect patient safety. Topics include:
1) new trends and data surrounding the opioid crisis,
2) the opioid epidemic during the COVID-19 pandemic,
3) substance-use disorder prevention initiatives, such as the Suspicious Orders Reporting System (SORS) online database, and
4) health care resources for providers and patients.
The complimentary webinar is eligible for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. More details regarding the presentations, CPE activity credits, and browser requirements can be found in the CPE Activity Information Guide.