At the pharmacy level, a greater emphasis will be placed on counseling to help patients understand the risks associated with opioid use based on the new Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) guidelines.
Errors are common in opioid medication prescriptions, and most often happen in handwritten prescriptions.
The more drugs taken, the higher the risk of adverse events.
Renewing all patient's stable medications for 12 to 15 months can save time and money.
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