Medication-Assisted Treatment

Timothy D. Fensky, RPh, DPh, FACA, NABP Chairperson

Promoting pharmacist-provided medication-assisted treatment for patients diagnosed with opioid use disorder (OUD) is the current initiative of NABP Chairperson Timothy D. Fensky, RPh, DPh, FACA. This initiative will build on the efforts of the state boards of pharmacy to combat the opioid crisis over the past decade. Furthering existing NABP efforts, including PMP InterConnect, an interstate prescription monitoring data resource, and safe.pharmacy, a consumer-focused website highlighting safe medication practices, will also be an important aspect of this initiative.

Next Steps

In an effort to advance this initiative, Timothy Fensky, along with NABP and its member boards, will be responsible for:

  1. Urging Congress to pass legislation to allow states to recognize pharmacists as MAT providers;
  2. Working with NABP members to review applicable language found in the The Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act); and
  3. Creating a task force to review strategies to drive change on this issue.

Task Force Updates

The task force was held, and the report is posted in the Resources section.

Learn More

Increasing awareness and speaking out about the opioid epidemic are crucial steps to furthering the MAT initiative and reducing OUDs. More information about MAT can be found in the below resources:

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