Validation of a Community Pharmacy-based Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Risk Screening Tool (PHARMSCREEN) (NIH HEAL Initiative)

Funded by the NIH HEAL Initiative®

The primary objective of this study is to evaluate the criterion and concurrent validity of the Narcotic Score (NS metric) as a clinical measure of opioid misuse and use disorder and establish risk level thresholds within community pharmacies - an optimal - yet underutilized setting for identification and engagement of patients with opioid risk. 

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Principal Investigator(s)

Gerald Cochran, MSW, Ph.D.

Associate Professor
University of Utah Health

383 Colorow Way, Mailbox 16
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
United States

T. John Winhusen, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, Director of Addiction Sciences Division
University of Cincinnati
Addiction Sciences Division

3131 Harvey Avenue, Suite 104
Cincinnati, OH 45229-3006
United States