Publication date: 
Fri., Jun. 1, 2018 10:30am EDT ·

Innovative tech tools target opioid epidemic

NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

Publication date: 
Fri., Jun. 8, 2018 5:00pm EDT ·

Amid opioid crisis, drug take-backs gain popularity

Washington state is the first to create a statewide drug take-back program. Once the program gets up and running, pharmacies and law enforcement agencies are expected to be the primary sites for dropping off unused drugs. Until 2014, DEA rules allowed only law enforcement agencies to collect unused opioids. That authority has now been expanded to states, local governments, and agencies as well.  

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