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Developing Pharmacy Technician Knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder: Reducing Stigma in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis is a Course

Developing Pharmacy Technician Knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder: Reducing Stigma in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

Started Aug 3, 2021
1 credit


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Course Type:
Self-Paced, Exam Based

1 Hour/0.1 CEU

Developing Pharmacy Technician Knowledge of Opioid Use Disorder: Reducing Stigma in the Face of COVID-19 Crisis

The opioid epidemic is an ongoing national public health crisis, and care for patients with opioid use disorder has been particularly impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result, community pharmacies have the opportunity to serve as critical access points for these patients by providing naloxone and clean drug use supplies, along other harm reduction initiatives. Additionally, since pharmacy technicians frequently serve as the first contact between a patient and the pharmacy staff, information on inclusive communication strategies will be presented.

This program was developed by the Oregon State Pharmacy Association through a grant provided the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) for projects aimed at promoting medication safety and advancing the role of pharmacy technicians.

Oregon State Pharmacy Association

The Oregon State Pharmacy Association (OSPA) was founded in 1889 as a professional trade association representing its member community of pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, pharmacy students and others who have an interest in advancing the practice of pharmacy through advocacy and education, and thereby improving the health of our fellow Oregonians.

OSPA represents pharmacy professionals statewide before the State Legislature, state agencies, Congress and with other health care stakeholders. OSPA provides a wide range of services, including excellent continuing education opportunities and advanced practice programs.

A very important aspect of our mission is to provide pharmacists and pharmacy technicians with information on the latest developments and trends that affect the profession, both locally and nationally.

If you are a member, thank you for your support of the association. If you are not a member, we would welcome you to join and become one of the integral components that make this association successful – our MEMBERS! An annual membership for a pharmacy technician is only $25.

To learn more about OSPA, please visit our website at or contact us at

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education Information:

This program has been planned and implemented in accordance with the policies of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education through the sponsorship of OSU College of Pharmacy. The OSU College of Pharmacy is approved by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completion of this activity, participants will receive a Certificate of Completion, and a Statement of Credit shall be uploaded to CPE Monitor. Completion requires 1) Registration for the course 2) Completion of all modules and 3) Completion of the program evaluation.

Technician UAN: 0036-0000-21-099-H08-T
Activity Type: Knowledge
Activity Topic: Pain Management
Activity Release Date: 08/30/2021
Activity Expiration Date: 08/30/2024

About the Certification:

This course is intended for pharmacy technicians. An NABP e-Profile ID is required to receive continuing education credit. You may sign up for an e-Profile ID and CPE Monitor at

Contact Information:

If you need help registering for the course, please contact the OSU College of Pharmacy.

If you have questions regarding the course content, please contact OSPA.


Sign up for this course today!