Methadone and Buprenorphine/Naloxone Toolkit (Complimentary by OPA)
These tools have been developed by the Ontario Pharmacists Association (OPA) as a general guide for pharmacists in Ontario wishing to initiate a methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone program in their pharmacy setting. The resource materials provided in this toolkit are for general information purposes only and are NOT meant to be used "as is."
This toolkit is complementary and is not inclusive of all recommendations and considerations. The information provided is not a substitute for sound clinical judgment from the healthcare professional. Pharmacists are to exercise their professional judgment in accordance with the Ontario College of Pharmacists (OCP) Standards of Pharmacy Practice. This tool is not a substitute for the guidelines from the OCP or from other regulatory organizations involved in administering Ontario’s methadone or buprenorphine/naloxone programs. These tools are not intended to supersede or replace guidelines, practice standards, policies or procedures issued by OCP, the Ministry or corporate employers. The tools are also not intended, and should not be construed, as legal or professional advice or opinion.
While OPA strives to ensure the accuracy of the information provided in this document, information may be subject to change, and it is the responsibility of the user of this document to ensure they have the most up-to-date and complete information from available resources.