Prescribers: Provide life-saving treatment for opioid use disorder by obtaining your waiver to prescribe buprenorphine. Register for our upcoming waiver training to learn about evidence based practices to prevent overdoses and treat OUD.
Pharmacists: Offer naloxone to prevent overdose and encourage medications to treat opioid use disorder. Call MACS for support.
Opioid overdose counseling and prescribing of naloxone in rural community pharmacies: A pilot study
While naloxone is a highly effective evidence-based overdose intervention, the rates of dispensing the life-saving intervention at rural pharmacies remains low. Read more...
A Thematic Analysis of Overdose Prevention and Response Efforts in States Experiencing Declines in Rates of Opioid-Involved Overdose Deaths
"The primary objective of this study was to examine core elements of overdose prevention activities in 4 states with a high rate of opioid-involved overdose deaths that experienced a decrease in opioid-involved overdose deaths from 2016 to 2017." Read more...
Buprenorphine physician-pharmacist collaboration in the management of patients with opioid use disorder: results from a multisite study of the National Drug Abuse Treatment Clinical Trials Network
Physician and pharmacist collaboration may help address the shortage of buprenorphine-waivered physicians and improve care for patients with opioid use disorder. This study investigated a new collaborative care model. Read more...
HOLIDAYS | The MACS line will be closed:
Monday, September 6 - Labor Day
#MACSpotlight - July
Get to know the MACS team!
Each month we will feature a MACS team member in the #MACSpotlight.
Follow us on social media for the next #MACSpotlight on Friday, 8/20.