Track:  Pharmacy

The number of opioid prescriptions dispensed annually by retail pharmacies grew by 48% from 2000 to 2009, when the total reached 257 million, according to the Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP). Pharmacists are often considered the “last line of defense” in the medication use process and occupy a crucial role in reducing risks of adverse drug events. The Pharmacy Track will equip pharmacy professionals to play this critical role by answering questions they are facing in their daily work. What are the latest trends in drug use and diversion? How is PDMP data impacting pharmacists, prescribers and patients and their relationships? How can pharmacists help patients get rid of unused medications? What tools and training are available to help pharmacists make decisions? How do pharmacists fit into the effort to increase access to the opioid overdose antidote, naloxone?
Tuesday, April 18, 2017
2:00 pm – 3:15 pm
Wednesday, April 19, 2017