Combating the Opioid Abuse Epidemic: A Shared Responsibility that Requires Innovative Solutions

Every day, the opioid abuse epidemic affects communities across America. This white paper presents web2pro’s recommendations to improve prescribing and dispensing practices towards our country’s shared goal: to eliminate the detrimental impact of the opioid abuse epidemic.  Our recommendations include the following:

  • Require all payers and providers to use opioid management programs
  • Require e-prescribing for all controlled substances
  • Harness the Food and Drug Administration’s Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies Program
  • Fully leverage data analytics to identify patients most at risk and integrate a National Patient Safety Network into the pharmacy dispensing process
  • Improve information sharing among Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs
  • Permit partial refills to reduce risks associated with an excess of unused pills

The white paper also highlights web2pro’s efforts to promote a secure supply chain and educate and equip our customers, physicians and pharmacists. As healthcare reform and other issues capture headlines, we must continue to do all we can, together, to combat this public health challenge. Download our white paper (PDF, 355 KB).