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Resources by Topic: Pharmacy and prescription drugs

Access to Rural Pharmacy Services in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota
Describes the status of rural retail pharmacies in Minnesota, North Dakota, and South Dakota. Discusses pharmacy organizational characteristics, staffing, services provided, financial status, and planned future changes. Also examines the availability of pharmacy services in rural areas of these states, including changes over a three year period in the distribution of pharmacies. Briefly analyzes regulatory and policy issues that affect the delivery of pharmacy services in rural areas.
Author(s): Michelle M. Casey, Jill Klingner, Ira Moscovice
Date: 07/2001
Type: Document
Sponsoring organization: University of Minnesota Rural Health Research Center
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Prescription Opioid & Stimulant Misuse in Rural Montana: From Insight to Education
Offers prescription opioid and stimulant misuse prevention, treatment, and recovery resources as well as trainings and educational materials for the state of Montana.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Montana State University Extension
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Medication for Opioid Use Disorder Toolkit
Resources and best practices to help rural communities implement medication for opioid use disorder (MOUD) programs. Identifies program models and examples, and discusses implementation, evaluation, sustainability, and dissemination of program results.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Rural Health Information Hub
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Wisconsin Project ECHO Series
A statewide educational initiative connecting clinical experts with primary care providers and medication assisted treatment prescribers across Wisconsin in an effort to reduce substance-related complications. Via a regularly scheduled videoconference, a multidisciplinary panel of specialists provide education and lead a collaborative discussion on submitted patient cases.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organizations: Department of Family Medicine and Community Health, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
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Iowa Project ECHO
Shares knowledge and expertise through telementoring for primary care staff to enhance their capacity to provide best practice healthcare for underserved people. Currently two ECHO interactive web-based programs are offered: Hepatitis C (HCV) and Behavioral Health (BH).
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Iowa Primary Care Association
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Applying CDC's Guideline for Prescribing Opioids
An interactive online training series designed to help healthcare providers apply CDC's recommendations for prescribing opioids in clinical settings through patient scenarios, videos, and useful resources. Offers modules on the risks and benefits of prescription opioids, non-opioid treatment options, patient communication, and risk mitigation. Free continuing education credit is available.
Type: Tutorial/Training
Sponsoring organization: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
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FDA: Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19)
Information and guidance from the FDA related to COVID-19. Provides information on vaccines, diagnostics, personal protective equipment, and treatments, including information targeted to healthcare professionals.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Food and Drug Administration
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ASHP COVID-19 Resource Center
Resources to help pharmacists respond to COVID-19. Includes information on vaccination, treatment, and testing.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
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DEA COVID-19 Information Page
Guidance for DEA-registered telehealth practitioners to issue prescriptions for controlled substances to patients for whom they have not conducted an in-person medical evaluation, for the duration of the COVID-19 public health emergency.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organizations: Drug Enforcement Administration, U.S. Department of Justice
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Washington Health Data Visualization
An interactive tool providing access to maps, charts, and graphs on a variety of health data by topic for Washington State and counties. Topics include leading causes of death, opioid prescriptions, opioid morbidity and mortality, immunizations, HIV, social determinants of health, and population characteristics.
Type: Website
Sponsoring organization: Washington State Department of Health
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