Pharmacists are an essential part of the healthcare team. On the front lines of dispensing opioid pain medications and providing medication-related services, pharmacists can play a key role by engaging in prevention and treatment efforts to address opioid use disorder and overdose. These materials are intended to provide pharmacists with resources to help better communicate with patients, assist with answering pain management questions, help patients who might be struggling with a substance use disorder, prevent misuse and overdose, and help patients keep themselves safe. Here you will find materials for pharmacists to download, print, or share.
Naloxone is a life-saving medication that can reverse an overdose from opioids, including heroin, fentanyl, and prescription opioid medications.
Clinical Tools and Resources
- Applying CDC’s Guidelines for Prescribing Opioids Module 13:Using the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program to Promote Patient Safety in Opioid Prescribing and Dispensing (provider training)