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Fentanyl Test Strips as a Harm Reduction Strategy

This presentation will provide pharmacists a brief review on the prevalence of opioid use and opioid overdose prevention strategies in the United States with a focus on fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction strategy. The potential role of pharmacists in FTS distribution and anticipated barriers will be discussed.



CE Hours


CE Units


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


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UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy
Attn: Continuing Education
301 Pharmacy Lane, CB# 7574 Beard Hall
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. To receive CE credit, participants must complete the CE attendance form and the online evaluation of the program (instructions to be emailed). Statements of credit can be viewed and printed in CPE Monitor approximately 2 to 3 weeks after the program and you have completed any needed requirements. **No partial credit will be available**


UNC Health System





  • Describe the types of overdose prevention strategies that exist and be able to provide examples
  • Illustrate the role of fentanyl test strips as a harm reduction strategy and examine the role of the pharmacist in their use


Elizabeth Tinoco, PharmD
PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Resident

Activity Number


Release Date: Sep 1, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 1, 2023

CE Hours