Residents and their Preceptors
Project Proposal: Pharmacist Preceptor Knowledge and Perceptions of Medication-Assisted Treatment in Indiana Community Pharmacies
“In Indiana, opioid-related death rates rose from 4.5 per 100,000 people in 2008 to 11.7 opioid-related deaths per 100,000 people in 2016. Given the proper resources, I believe community pharmacists, especially community pharmacist preceptors, are in a unique position to be at the front lines of curtailing the opioid epidemic in the state of Indiana. By evaluating community pharmacist preceptors’ baseline knowledge and perceptions of medication assisted treatment (MAT), my hope is that this research informs the creation of effective educational resources and developmental programming that enables current and future community pharmacists to provide optimal patient care for those utilizing MAT to treat opioid use disorder (OUD). ”
Elizabeth Davenport, PharmD currently serves as the Community Pharmacy Resident at Walgreens/Purdue Program in Indianapolis, IN. Dr. Davenport hopes to characterize community pharmacist preceptor knowledge and perceptions dispensing MAT prescriptions (i.e., methadone, buprenorphine products, and naltrexone) in Indiana community pharmacies.
“I am very passionate about safe medication disposal, especially as it pertains to reducing misuse and abuse of controlled substances. As such, I am very excited that Walgreens has installed more than 1,000 safe medication disposal kiosks across the country so patients can safely dispose of their unwanted prescriptions, including controlled substances, and OTC medications year-round at no cost.”