The Ministry of Health and Long-Term Care has recently begun distributing shipments of posters and brochures to pharmacies to help educate patients about prescription opioid use.
These materials have been created with the support of Dr. David Williams, Chief Medical Officer of Health and Provincial Overdose Coordinator, as well as the Ontario Pharmacists Association, Neighbourhood Pharmacy Association of Canada, and other clinicians.
Pharmacists are asked to hang the posters in visible areas of their pharmacy and provide the brochures to their patients when they pick up their opioid medication.
Pharmacies can order more copies of the brochure and posters by calling: ServiceOntario at 1-800-668-9938 or TTY toll free at 1-800-268-7095 from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm., Monday to Friday.
Additional information, including copies of the posters and brochures, is available on the ministry’s Pharmacies: Opioid Collateral and Re-ordering website.