PI: Tyler Varisco, PharmD, PhD
Amount: $572,278
Timeline: Apr. 2023 - Mar. 2025
Area: Professional Education
Cohort: Access to Treatment – Addressing Pharmacy-Level Barriers

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Creation of a Multi-stakeholder Practice Guideline to Improve Access to Medication or Opioid Use Disorder in Community Pharmacies

Pharmacists carry clinical and regulatory responsibilities to provide safe and effective care for patients with opioid use disorder (OUD). However, stigma against OUD patients is prevalent among pharmacists, as are fears of Drug Enforcement Administration investigations related to dispensing of medications for OUD (MOUD). This project, a collaboration among three schools of pharmacy and two national pharmacy organizations, will create and disseminate evidence-based, consensus guidelines and nationally accredited continuing pharmacy education to provide pharmacists with the knowledge and training required to overcome administrative, attitudinal, and knowledge-based barriers that interfere with MOUD dispensing.