NEW Provider Substance Misuse Quick Reference Guide
If you have a patient that you are concerned may have
a drug misuse issue, this document includes resources
that may help you care for your patient and/or refer them
to needed services.
LB 471 (2016) PDMP Provisions & Create Veterinary Prescription Monitoring Task Force
LB 223 (2017) PDMP Provisions Updates
LB 390 (2015) Naloxone Expanded Access
LB 487 (2017) Good Samaritan Law
provides educational information on how to reduce availability of unused medications that may result in unintentional poisoning or illegal use. The Nebraska MEDS Coalition has received funding to implement a Statewide Medication Disposal Initiative.
Nebraska MEDS Coalition Media Campaign (2016)
Dose of Reality Campaign - Educational campaign to address drug overdose and educate the public that misusing opioid-based prescription drugs can have fatal consequences.
Pathways To Safer Opioid Use - Pathways to Safer Opioid Use is an immersive, interactive
training tool that was designed using the opioid-related recommendations outlined in the
National Action Plan for Adverse Drug Event Prevention (ADE Action Plan).
CDC Brochure Offers Pharmacists Tips for Addressing Prescription Opioid Abuse and Overdose
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a brochure encouraging pharmacists, who are an essential part of the health care team, to help prevent opioid abuse and overdose. The brochure, Pharmacists: On the Front Lines, offers tips for communicating with patients who are receiving opioid therapy. In addition, the brochure offers tips on how to identify forged prescriptions and urges pharmacists to maintain collaborative working relationships with prescribers to improve patient outcomes.
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