Treating Opioid Use Disorder and Reversing Opioid Overdose

ACPE UAN #:  0233-0000-16-041-H01-P 

Release Date:  December 20, 2016

Expiration Date:  October 4, 2019

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.5

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member: $30

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

Activity Overview

Prescription opioids are contributing to an epidemic of opioid addiction and overdose that affects every age group, economic class, and geographic region in the United States. In 2014, nearly 2 million Americans met diagnostic criteria for a past-year prescription opioid use disorder, and at least 14,000 people died from a prescription opioid overdose. Although drugs and prescribing practices are at the root of this epidemic, they also can help to control it—through the use of medication-assisted treatment for people with opioid use disorders and the administration of naloxone to reverse opioid overdose.

This session will review the latest thinking about combatting the prescription opioid epidemic, with a focus on how it applies to managed care practitioners.

Learning Objectives:  

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  1.  Restate key recommendations from the 2016 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.
  2.  Recognize the current role and future potential of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations.
  3.  Identify ways to optimize the use of medications for the treatment of opioid use disorder.
  4.  Discuss the availability and use of naloxone for reducing opioid overdose fatalities.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass or continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation. 

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2016. 

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.


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Young Fried, PharmD, MSP
Chief Pharmacy Officer Hospitality Rx
Aurora, Illinois

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-16-041-H01-P 1.5 Contact Hours October 04, 2016 - October 04, 2019