Available Until 4/2/2025

When Low is the Way to Go: The Skinny on Low-dose Buprenorphine Inductions

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-23-033-H01-P
Release Date: 04/01/2023
Expiration Date: 04/02/2025
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
CE Credits:  0.25 contact hour, no partial credit
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

Activity Overview 

The practice of starting buprenorphine is evolving in the era of illicit fentanyl. Pharmacists need to know why and how to successfully start low doses of buprenorphine in patients with OUD to improve access to this life-saving treatment for OUD. 

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education with Commendation.

These activities were planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists who may provide care for patients with Opioid Use Disorder (OUD). 

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to… 

  • Discuss the indications and dosing regimens for low-dose buprenorphine induction.
  • Describe potential pitfalls and clinical monitoring of low dose buprenorphine inductions. 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

Stephanie Abel, PharmD, BCPS
Opioid Stewardship Program Coordinator
University of Kentucky HealthCare
Lexington, KY

Maria Foy PharmD, BCPS, CPE
Advanced Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Jefferson Abington Health

Tanya J. Uritsky, PharmD
Opioid Stewardship Coordinator
Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA

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An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

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