This paper describes the strategies and policies implemented in Ohio to improve opioid safety and discusses the role that pharmacists can play in implementing, promoting, and enhancing the effectiveness of these policies. In particular, the Governor's Cabinet Opiate Action Team is discussed, which created and implemented a multifaceted strategy which significant reduced opioid prescribing the state.
Penm, J., MacKinnon, N.J., Boone, J.M., Ciaccia, A., McNamee, C., Winstanley, E.I. (2017). Strategies and Policies to Address the Opioid Epidemic: A Case Study of Ohio. Journal of the American Pharmacists Association, 57, S148-S153.