The Challenges in Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention Programs

Larry Schieber, RPh, pharmacist and owner of Shieber Pharmacy in Circleville, OH discusses the challenges in prescription drug abuse prevention programs at the 2019 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference in Nashville, TN.

Larry Schieber, RPh, pharmacist and owner of Shieber Pharmacy in Circleville, OH discusses the challenges in prescription drug abuse prevention programs at the 2019 Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference in Nashville, TN.

Larry Schieber, RPh: I think our biggest challenge—there's a number of challenges. When we set up the coalition, or PAAC, just the legalities of setting up a 501(c)(3) organization, it's a lot of work. But we've had a lot of good people working on this. We have had a little bit of resistance within the community, as to the naloxone as an example, is that really something we should be doing. But over time I think we've been very successful in educating that this is a medical condition and needs to be treated as such. It's kind of an educational process for the entire community.