The Pharmacy Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic


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The Pharmacy Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic

October 3, 2021 - October 31, 2021
8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Virtual Continuing Education Series for Pharmacists

October (3, 17, 24, 31)

Members of the Columbia University HEALing Communities Study including Cayuga, Columbia, Putnam & Suffolk counties, in partnership with Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, are facilitating "The Pharmacy Role in Addressing the Opioid Epidemic: Integrating Public Health & Harm Reduction Strategies." 

Pharmacists are especially well-positioned to contribute to safe opioid use due to their role in dispensing opioid prescriptions and accessibility to patients. Aside from this role, they have the ability to offer services such as counseling on opioid risks, Naloxone dispensing, education on opioid storage and disposal, prescription drug monitoring program utilization, opioid deprescribing, and providing resources for addiction treatment to help mitigate the opioid epidemic. Pharmacists are often trusted and respected frontline healthcare professionals that community members have access to and interact with. We invite all NYS pharmacists to learn more about how they can integrate public health and harm reduction strategies into practice to help address the opioid epidemic within their community. 

Pharmacists in New York State are invited to attend this FREE continuing education series led by a team of multi-disciplinary experts working to end the opioid crisis in New York State. Continuing pharmacy education credits will be available.

The deadline to register for the conference is Friday Oct. 1.