NABP President Edward G. McGinley, MBA, RPh, urges fellow pharmacists to take the “Pharmacist Pledge to Make a Difference” in the battle against prescription drug abuse. McGinley introduced the pledge at the NABP 111th Annual Meeting in May 2015, calling on pharmacists to take an active role in educating colleagues and the community about the dangers of prescription drug abuse and misuse as well as steps to take when diversion is suspected. The pledge is now available on the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program website for pharmacists to sign. Additionally, tips for implementing the pledge are available. These tips include reminders to check prescription monitoring programs regularly, links to posters and flyers on medication safety that can be printed and displayed in the pharmacy, and learning a pharmacy’s protocol for action to take if abuse or diversion is suspected.
Visit AWARErx.org and take the pledge today!