Journal Article

Promising roles for pharmacists in addressing the U.S. opioid crisis.

Compton WM; Jones CM; Stein JB; Wargo EM.

The opioid crisis presents challenges to a wide range of health care professionals. This commentary highlights unique contributions pharmacists can offer to stemming prescription opioid misuse, such as utilizing prescription monitoring tools to help identify problematic behaviors in patients and prescribers, informing patients about risks of opioid use, and recommending addiction treatment for patients at the community level.