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Opioid Overdoses: The Pharmacist's Increasing Role

Program Goal
This presentation aims to update pharmacists on the current state of opioid abuse in the United States and discuss the role pharmacists can have in preventing abuse and opioid overdose fatalities with naloxone. It will also summarize new legislation that pertains to opioid abuse in the United States and review subchapters of the Texas Controlled Substances Act to provide pharmacists with the required 1 hour of law CE for license renewal. 
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Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
Texas Tech University HSC School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Requirements for CE Credit

To receive credit you must watch the recorded webinar and complete the post-test You must a receive a minumum of 70% of the post-test at which time you will be prompted to complete a program evaluation form.

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  • Identify the signs and symptoms of an opioid overdose
  • Describe the medication profile and administration of naloxone in an opioid overdose
  • Summarize Subchapter B and F of the Texas Controlled Substances Act and the Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act (CARA)
  • Discuss Senate Bill 1462
  • Apply the Texas Pharmacy Association standing order in a community pharmacy practice setting


Jacy Malone, Pharm.D.
PGY1 Community Care Resident, Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

Brief Bio : Jacy Malone is a registered pharmacist and is currently a PGY1 Community Resident. She has completed the training required to dispense naloxone under the Texas Pharmacy Association’s standing order.
Disclosure : The presenter has no actual of potential conflict of interest related to this presentation. The speaker has no financial relationship with regard to this presentation to disclose.

Activity Number


Release Date: Dec 1, 2016
Credit Expiration Date: Dec 1, 2019

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