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Prescription Drug Misuse Prevention Tips for Pharmacists

Pharmacists can help patients understand instructions for taking their medications along with how the medication works for their condition.

In addition, by being watchful for prescription falsifications or alterations, pharmacists can serve as the first line of defense in recognizing problematic patterns in prescription drug use. Along with physicians, pharmacists can use Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMP's) to help track opioid-prescribing and dispensing patterns in patients.

Pharmacists in Connecticut can also prescribe and train people to properly use naloxone.