Resource for institutions that are submitting information related to their activities to combat the ongoing and evolving opiod epidemic. Should you have any questions not addressed in the FAQs below, please email email@example.com. Several AACP staff members will have access to this email address and will strive to answer all inquiries within 2 business days.
The opioid epidemic, defined as the rapid growth in use of prescription and non-prescription opioid drugs in the United States that has developed into opioid misuse and addiction, is an ongoing and evolving public health crisis. AACP is aware of many of the successful practices that academic pharmacy is involved with to combat this epidemic. However, a purposeful scan of the activities that academic pharmacy is participating within regarding this issue has not been performed. The information collected will not only inform the academy and other stakeholders of the level and type of activities being conducted by academic pharmacy to combat this public health crisis, but it will also serve to determine further actions that AACP and the academy can pursue in this area in the future.