Palliating Pain While Avoiding Abuse: Strategies for Responsible Opioid Prescribing

Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, CPE

Laura Meyer-Junco, PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Clinical Assistant Professor/Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Disclosure (s):
Dr. Laura Meyer-Junco has no actual or potential conflict of interest in relation to this activity. The reviewers who contributed to this activity have nothing to disclose.

Learning Objectives:

At the end of this knowledge-based activity, participating individuals should be able to:

  • Differentiate between opioid abuse and addiction and recognize associated behaviors and risk factors that
    require intervention.
  • Review current opioid prescribing guidelines and applicability to various patient populations in acute and
    chronic settings.
  • Identify components of opioid stewardship practices including risk assessment tools, opioid contracts, and
    ongoing opioid monitoring.
Target Audience: Pharmacists Fee: Free
Release Date: December 3, 2018 Expiration Date: May 18, 2020
Estimated time to complete: 1 hour CE: 1 contact hour (0.1 CEUs)

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Continuing Education Statement:
The University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity has been assigned ACPE Universal Activity Number 0016-0000-18-016-H01-P, for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs). Reading the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; participating in the entire knowledge-based activity, completing the pre-test, active learning activity, post-test (minimum score of 70% required; may be taken up to 3 times) and activity evaluation; estimating duration of time spent on the activity; and submitting NABP eProfile ID and MMDD are pre-requisites for receiving continuing pharmacy education credits. All ACPE credit awarded to participants must be uploaded to CPE Monitor ™ within 30 days of the activity date, so pharmacists are required to provide their e- Profile ID and date of birth (MMDD) at the time of the activity. Please contact if you do not see activity information listed within 30 days. For more information and to set up your e-Profile visit:

How to Earn Credit:
Participants must complete the activity as described above in the Continuing Education Statement. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. We recommend that you print a copy of your answers before you submit them to us. Once completed, click on Next, then click on Submit All and Finish at the bottom of the page. Your post-test will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the post-test (score of 70% or higher), a confirmation section will appear with your CE information, and you will have a chance to review the correct answers. If you receive a score lower than 70%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the post-test. You will have 2 additional opportunities to pass the post-test and receive credit.

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