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Treating Opioid Use Disorder: A Pharmacist’s Guide for MAT
August 29, 2020 @ 9:00 am - 10:00 am
Opioids use disorder (OUD) is a chronic condition that affects millions of Americans. If left untreated it can result in serious consequences including increased morbidity, relapse, opioid overdose, and death. Medication-assisted treatment is effective for OUD and has been shown to decrease all-cause mortality and opioid overdose-related deaths. This pharmacist-driven training will provide detailed education on the induction and maintenance of medication-assisted treatment for opioid use disorder.
- Discuss the epidemiology of opioid overdose and opioid use disorder in the United States
- Review the prescribing patters of opioids for chronic non-cancer pain over the past two decades
- Define and review the clinical presentation of opioid dependence, opioid withdrawal, and opioid use disorder
- Review the pharmacology and therapeutics for methadone, buprenorphine/naloxone, and naltrexone for the treatment of opioid use disorder