Pharmacist's Corner

Opioid Counseling Checklist

Pharmacists can have a significant and positive impact on patient care and therapeutic outcomes through effective counseling. A patient’s lack of knowledge can greatly contribute to non-compliance and/or misuse of prescription medications. 

Best Practices for Controlled Substances Dispensing 

Red flags and potential yellow flags 

Principles of Chronic Pain Management

Non-Opioid Treatments for Chronic Pain, CDC Resource Guide

Checklist for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain, CDC Guide

For primary care providers treating adults (18+) with chronic pain ≥3 months, excluding cancer, palliative, and end-of-life care

Calculating Total Daily Dose of Opioids in Morphine Milligram Equivalents for Safer Dosage

Higher Dosage, Higher Risk.

Higher dosages of opioids are associated with higher risk of overdose and death—even relatively low dosages (20-50 morphine milligram equivalents (MME) per day) increase risk. Higher dosages haven’t been shown to reduce pain over the long term.  

We are looking for licensed pharmacists to join our team of opioid overdose trainers and instructors.


Click below to join us!

Are you compliant? Are you legally authorized to dispense naloxone? 

Per Chapter 94c Section 19B, all pharmacists shall complete a training program approved by the DPH Commissioner on opioid antagonists before dispensing naloxone under the Standing Order. 

As of June 2016, there are two approved trainings: 

End Mass Overdose, Inc.

Prescribe to Prevent 

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