Alabama’s Prescription Drug Monitoring Program: A Key Tool in the Fight Against Opioid Use Disorder (OUD), Dr. Brent Fox
This presentation focuses on the role of the PDMP as a tool to fight opioid misuse and abuse. Alabama has one of the highest rates of opioid prescribing in the country, yet PDMP use is not required for pharmacists. PDMP use is required for prescribers, but only under specific circumstances.
The Opioid Training Institute is a cooperative effort of the Alabama Department of Mental Health and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. It is made possible by a grant provided by SAMHSA.
This knowledge-based program is intended for Pharmacists (ACPE), Nurses (ABN), and Physicians (ACCME).
1. Describe the role of Alabama’s PDMP database in OUD
2. Differentiate access privileges for Alabama’s PDMP
3. Summarize best practices in do's and don'ts for PDMP use
4. Compare and contrast PDMP use in Alabama to other states
Brent I. Fox, PharmD, PhD, FASHP
Department of Health Outcomes Research and Policy
Harrison School of Pharmacy
Brent Fox is originally from Daphne, Alabama. He is currently an Associate Professor of Health Outcomes Research and Policy in Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy. Dr. Fox’s teaching, research, and outreach programs are characterized by two broad domains: pharmacy informatics education and the use of health information technology (HIT) in pharmacy practice. He has several columns in national pharmacy publications and has delivered more than 300 presentations, posters, and papers on the integration of information technology into health care systems. He coauthored 2 texts on informatics, both published by the American Pharmacists Association.
Brent is an active member of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy. In 2012, ASHP recognized Brent’s service with the Distinguished Service Award for the Section of Pharmacy Informatics and Technology. Also in 2012, the Auburn University Alumni Association recognized Brent’s professional accomplishments with the Young Alumni Achievement Award. Brent’s outreach activities were recently recognized with the Excellence in Outreach Award from the Harrison School of Pharmacy. He is a former Fellow with the American Foundation for Pharmaceutical Education and current Fellow of the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists.
Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide. The Universal Activity Number for this knowledge-based program is 0001-9999-23-013-H08-P and is intended for pharmacists. The initial release date for this home-study program is March 3, 2023 and the intended expiration date is March 3, 2026.
ABN - Auburn University Harrison College of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515.
- Huntsville Hospital designates this online enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) ™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Huntsville Hospital and Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy. Huntsville Hospital is accredited by the Medical Association of the State of Alabama to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
This activity is approved for 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s) towards the Alabama Controlled Substance Certificate (ACSC) holders requirement.
- 1.20 ABNAuburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy is a Board approved provider of continuing nursing education in Alabama by the Alabama Board of Nursing. Provider Number: ABNP1515
- 1.00 ACPE PharmacyAuburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
- 1.00 Attendance