A recent study included interviews with pharmacists in rural Kentucky counties regarding pharmacy-level barriers to opioid use disorder treatment.
Combating the opioid epidemic is a popular cause, and many organizations, government entities, and health care groups have responded.
Regardless of naloxone availability, rural pharmacies can serve as an educational resource for individuals seeking access to the medication.
Patients receiving methadone treatment are at most risk of overdosing during the first 4 weeks of treatment initiation and following the end of treatment.
A UMass Memorial telehealth-based program connects patients with credentialed clinicians who can prescribe medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
An Ohio law allowing pharmacists to dispense naloxone without a prescription was linked to a significant increase in naloxone dispensing rates, especially in low-employment areas.
The opioid crisis continues to be one of the worst public health crises that the United States has ever seen.
A study evaluated the ability of untrained individuals to use different forms of naloxone administration.
In a new lawsuit, CVS, Walgreen, Rite Aid, and other major pharmacy chains said that they are not to blame in federal opioid litigation
What the law says about pharmacists’ role in the opioid crisis—and how to protect yourself.