This 4-page issue brief explores pharmacists’ insights into their role in preventing opioid overdose. Researchers spoke with pharmacists in the community of Camden, New Jersey about their role in supporting patients at risk of opioid misuse and overdose and identified 5 takeaways from their conversations including the importance of the pharmacists role as patient and caregiver educators about the risks of opioids, the need to improve coordination between pharmacists and prescribers, and how policy restrictions on naloxone insurance coverage and buprenorphine impede pharmacists ability to safely serve patients and caregivers.
Funding Source: Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers, Atlantic Philanthropies, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, & AARP
Pharmacists' Insights into Their Role in Preventing Opioid Overdose
A 4-page issue brief that explores pharmacists' insights into their role in preventing opioid overdose from the Camden Coalition of Healthcare Providers