By the end of this BC ECHO on Substance Use session, participants will be able to:
1) describe opioid agonist treatment (OAT) options,
2) describe methadone formulations and BC PharmaCare coverage for each option,
3) describe how PharmaNet is used in pharmacy settings, including what is displayed and how to identify the pharmacy filling the prescription,
4) identify drug–drug interactions with OAT medications, avoid common errors when writing opioid agonist treatment prescriptions,
5) avoid common errors when writing OAT prescriptions,
6) describe Controlled Drugs and Substances Act exemptions (due to COVID-19),
7) describe the upcoming BC Controlled Prescription Program forms
8) describe the logistics of pharmacy OAT administration, including witnessed dose ingestion, partial dose ingestion, medication shortages, missed doses, carries and prescription cancellations, and
9) manage OAT logistics when patients travel to or from another province