Lessons from pharmacists about opioid overdose prevention efforts

Care management & redesign Behavioral health & addiction

As New Jersey continues to invest in solutions to treat opioid dependence and prevent overdose deaths, the Camden Coalition is working locally to assist with the expansion of medications for addiction treatment (MAT) access and explore opportunities for prevention of opioid misuse through data-sharing and pharmacy engagement. As part of this effort, the Camden Coalition engages local pharmacists to learn about how they support patients at risk of opioid misuse and overdose. Pharmacists have shared stories of their successes as well as the clinical and systemic barriers they are facing. These resources are based on insights from participating pharmacists: