ARLINGTON, Va., March 11, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL) – a coalition of pharmacy organizations
In July 2018, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP), a founding partner of PfHL, issued a call to colleges and schools of pharmacy asking them to provide information on their opioid-related activities. 104 of 143 schools responded, providing 398 specific activities addressing the epidemic.
AACP reviewed the submissions and categorized the activities into five areas:
"For the first time, this research provides a comprehensive picture of activities our nation's pharmacy schools are deploying to address the opioid epidemic on multiple levels - including research, policy initiatives and educational efforts," said Dr. Lucinda L. Maine, executive vice president and CEO of AACP. "The report covers activities taking place across the country by pharmacists and pharmacy students who see the impact of the opioid crisis every day. By understanding which activities are most effective, the pharmacy profession is working to share 'best practice' solutions with policymakers, healthcare professionals and other stakeholders to help combat opioid abuse."
AACP will update the database as new activities are submitted.
To review the executive summary and examples of pharmacy school activities, visit www.aacp.org/opioid.
For more information about the campaign, visit www.PharmacistsForHealthierLives.org.
Pharmacists for Healthier Lives (PfHL) is a national awareness initiative aimed at highlighting the important role pharmacists play in helping people live their healthiest lives. Our goal is to educate the public about the variety of services pharmacists perform and the rigorous training they undertake to achieve the PharmD (Doctor of Pharmacy) degree, and to raise the profile of pharmacy as an essential healthcare profession.
Contact: Stephanie Saunders Fouch – AACP703.739.2330 email@example.com
Dan Sweet – RP3 Agency 301.760.3207 firstname.lastname@example.org
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