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SPAN PRESCRIPTION DRUG ACTION TEAM & NORFOLK COUNTY-7 PUBLIC HEALTH COALITION HOST PHARMACISTS' WORKSHOP

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The SPAN Prescription Drug Action Team worked over the first months of 2017 to create an informative, interactive workshop for the pharmacists of Norfolk County. The program was held at the MIT Endicott House and consisted of four cases focused on the use of opioids for patients with different types of pain. Michele Matthews, PharmD, CPE, BCACP of Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Antje Barreveld, MD of Newton-Wellesley Hospital gave the engaging presentation that provided pharmacists with tools needed to ensure safe opioid therapy. There was around 60 pharmacists from all over Norfolk County and beyond in attendance. 

Catherine Delano