COVID-19 Alert: Increased risk of drug-related overdoses. Due to State of Emergency, please go to nearest Bridge Clinic to obtain Naloxone or if in treatment, ask your behavioral health provider. If you are unable to leave your home, please contact mobile crisis at 1-800-652-2929.
Important information for pharmacists
You can play a valuable role in helping to prevent the misuse and diversion of opioids in our communities. As a pharmacist, you are frequently the first point of contact for prescription drug education and information. You have the potential to trigger a discussion with patients who appear to be at risk for addiction. We urge you to:
Use the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) — registration takes about five minutes at Delaware.PMPAware.net .
- Look for a patient’s risk assessment score to determine if they could be at risk for addiction or substance use disorder.
Discuss what you learn with at-risk patients to help them avoid serious consequences.
- Use the materials you can download here to prepare yourself with information that can make a difference in your discussion.
- Suggest naloxone for patients who are taking opioid medications.
- Always educate patients on the dangers of long-term use of opioid prescription drugs.