Operation Prevention

About us

Operation Prevention is a program aimed at combatting the national opioid use and misuse epidemic. Our mission, as outlined below by our 8 Committee Directives, is for education, facilitation, and advocation. Explore the various toolkits and resources on our website to learn more and become part of the conversation.

Committee Directives

  1. Educate pharmacists, technicians, and pharmacy students about prescription and non-prescription drug abuse and their role in its prevention, identification, and treatment.
  2. Promote the distribution of naloxone rescue kits from local pharmacies.
  3. Educate the public about the dangers of prescription and non-prescription drug abuse.
  4. Educate health care providers about potential alternatives to opioids for pain relief.
  5. Advocate for use of alternative pain relief options and petition health insurers to cover alternative therapies.
  6. Engage membership to participate in local opioid addiction and overdose prevention coalitions and other community forums.
  7. Recommend educational programs that will increase awareness surrounding pharmacy robberies as well as promote safety within pharmacy settings.
  8. Facilitate collaboration between police forces and the pharmacies they serve and protect.