Please complete ASAM survey on Pharmacy Access





The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) has recently seen a noticeable increase in reports that patients needing pharmacotherapy for the treatment of an opioid use disorder (OUD) are unable to attain their prescriptions due to pharmacy refusals to fill prescriptions, as well as inadequate supplies of buprenorphine.

In response, ASAM is conducting a Pharmacy Access Survey to provide insight into where these alarming denials are occurring, what medications are impacted, as well as the duration of delays that patients are experiencing in accessing their medications.

The North Carolina Medical Society, along with other state medical societies, is partnering with ASAM by encouraging its members to respond to the survey.  Responses to the survey will aid ASAM in understanding the magnitude of the problem and formulating a response to ensure that patients are able to timely access these life-saving medications.

The survey can be accessed here: