Important Information for Healthcare Providers
Below are links to resources and materials about opioid use, treatment and preventative actions, and policies from state and national officials.
The Wyoming Board of Medicine has adopted the Wyoming Health Care Licensing Board's Uniform Policy for the Use of Controlled Substances in the Treatment of Pain.
Veterinarians have an important role in combatting the misuse of pain medication, a continuing public health crisis in this country. Opioids are a small part of a veterinarian’s practice for controlling pain in animals, but stocking, prescribing, and administering these products also makes veterinarians vulnerable to abuse from those seeking these drugs for personal use. Learn how to protect yourself, your staff, and your clients.
Find assistance in determining the total daily dose of opioids through the Center for Disease Control and Prevention's (CDC) prescriber's handout.
The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued a warning about dental problems with buprenorphine medicines dissolved in the mouth to treat opioid use disorder and pain.
Continuing Education Information Resources
Continuing education information and resources for prescribers, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, and other healthcare professionals on prescribing, drug diversion, and the safe use of opioids.