The Opioid Epidemic: History, Treatment Options & Combating the Crisis

The purpose of this course is to evaluate the scope of the opioid abuse epidemic in the United States with statistical data gathered from government and research outlets, and then open up a discussion of the ways both pharmacists and the pharmaceutical industry can help combat the epidemic. Emphasis will be placed on pharmacists' corresponding responsibility, and both current-market and developmental abuse-deterrent formulation technology, along with FDA programs to facilitate and expedite the production of these drugs.

Learning Objectives

At the end of the course, users should have a solid understanding of the steps they can take as pharmacists to help prevent opioid abuse, and the ways that the industry and government are working in tandem to lower the rate of abuse through rescheduling of controlled substances and developing abuse-deterred drug products.

Additional Information

Texas State Board of Pharmacy
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 Participation
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Presenter(s): Online interactive course

Certificate: A certificate of completion will be available for download after successful completion.

CE Credits: This Texas State Board of Pharmacy program grants attendees one hour of CE credit. Pharmacists may count this credit as one hour of CE related to approved procedures for prescribing and monitoring controlled substances, as outlined by Board rule 295.8. If a pharmacist has already obtained CE to meet this requirement, this credit hour may be submitted as general credit. Pharmacy technicians may count this course as one hour of general credit toward Texas registration renewal, as outlined by Board rule 297.8. This course is not ACPE approved so it will not appear in the CPE Monitor. Your completion certificate will serve as proof of CE for this course.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 Participation


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