Filling prescriptions allows you to play a vital role in both effective pain management and the prevention of opioid abuse and misuse. Find tools here to help understand the appropriate use of opioids and advocate for their proper use and disposal.
Resources offering tips on the safe storage and disposal of opioid medications.
The US Department of Justice and the Drug Enforcement Administration have provided a wealth of guidance and information for healthcare professionals and patients on the disposal of opioid medications.
Prescription medications must be appropriately stored. They should be in a locked container that does not allow others to gain access to them.15
The FDA has provided a list of medications that can safely be disposed of at home, including some opioids.
Resources to help determine the safety and appropriateness of opioid prescriptions for chronic pain in order to prevent abuse and misuse.
Tools to bring patients and pharmacists together
Practical Pain Management calculates appropriate opioid doses for different patients.
Connect with professional pain management organizations and find upcoming medical and pharmaceutical meetings.
Keep track of professional meetings and events throughout 2017
There are many organizations dedicated to providing ongoing education, programs, and resources for healthcare professionals and people living with chronic pain.