Pharmacist intervention may help identify potential opioid abuse early

Concurrent drug utilization review catches opioid abuse upstream

July 21, 2016

Concurrent drug utilization review (DUR) may cast wider net for catching potential opioid abuse upstream

A pharmacist intervention (DUR) may impact potential opioid misuse and abuse. This study identified at-risk members at the time they submit their opioid prescription. A soft edit (point of service) intervention delayed or altered claims for 42% of the members in the study.

Impact of a Concurrent Drug Utilization Review Edit Designed to Curb Opioid Misuse (Spring 2016)

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