Pharmacist's Response to the Opioid Epidemic: Advanced, Opioid-Specific Counseling

Enduring online program

1.5 Contact Hours (0.15 CEUs)

On this page:


  1. Review the opioid epidemic and regulatory responses.
  2. Identify legitimate medical opioid use vs. illegitimate opioid use.
  3. Review basic counseling items with relationship to opioids.
  4. Identify advanced counseling items related to opioids.
  5. Identify overdose risks indicating provision of naloxone.

Program Components

This program contains a pre-test, video presentation, educational handout material, post-test, and a program evaluation. Credit will be awarded upon successful completion of the post-test activity with a score of 70% or better. 



Robert G. Wahler Jr., PharmD, BCGP,CPE

Clinical Associate Professor

Certified Pain Educator

Department of Pharmacy Practice

UB School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences

Program Support

This material was prepared by the University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences in collaboration with IPRO QIN-QIO, a Quality Innovation Network-Quality Improvement Organization, under contract with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). Views expressed in this material do not necessarily reflect the official views or policy of CMS or HHS, and any reference to a specific product or entity herein does not constitute endorsement of that product or entity by CMS or HHS.


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Accreditation Information


The University at Buffalo School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This knowledge-based enduring activity has been assigned ACPE# 0044-0000-23-040-H08-P and will award 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) of continuing pharmacy education credit. Credit will be uploaded to the CPE monitor to those who complete all components of this activity and achieve a successful score of 70% or greater on the post-test.

Initial Release Date: 10/1/2023   Expiration Date: 09/30/2025


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