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Partner with Us to Help More Providers Prescribe with Confidence

What is Prescribe with Confidence About?

Prescribe with Confidence is an educational campaign to help providers recognize and treat opioid use disorder (OUD). Opioid use disorder is a chronic health condition that is treatable with medications in a variety of practice settings, including primary care. Medications for opioid use disorder (MOUD) save lives.

There are resources available to help health care providers understand how to diagnose OUD and work collaboratively with the people they care for to design an individualized treatment plan. Treatment of OUD is most effective when medications are used.

The Prescribe with Confidence Campaign Goals

Our goal is to increase the number of health care providers who can recognize OUD and prescribe medication to treat OUD when indicated. 

Partners in the Prescribe with Confidence Campaign

Prescribe with Confidence was developed by FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research with input and support from: 

  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA)/NIH HEAL
  • National Rural Health Association (NRHA)
  • Providers Clinical Support System (PCSS)
  • Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA)
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC Office of Rural Health and National Center for Injury Prevention and Control)
  • Reagan-Udall Foundation (RUF)
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)

How You Can Help Spread the Word

You can help by sharing the campaign’s materials with more people, especially health care providers and the organizations that support them. We’ve created free materials for you to use, download, and share with colleagues. 

You can save lives by helping more health care providers learn how to recognize OUD and confidently prescribe medications used to treat opioid use disorder. 

Contact Us

We want to hear from you. Please email us at: druginfo@fda.hhs.gov.

Free Campaign Tools and Materials

Follow us on social media! 

Share the campaign messages and digital resources on social media. Copy and paste our LinkedIn, X/Twitter, Threads, and Facebook messages into your social media posts for your audiences. You can use the downloadable digital images and videos based on your preferences.

Use the hashtag #PrescribewithConfidence. Also consider using the secondary hashtag #OUD to connect with people who follow content related to opioid use disorder. 

You can also share our Video Testimonials from health care providers.

Sample Social Media Messages

[Organization] is joining with #FDA to share information and resources with primary care providers about prescribing medications to treat opioid use disorder (MOUD) for #OUD. Learn more from FDA’s new campaign. www.fda.gov/prescribewithconfidence #PrescribeWithConfidence

Changes in federal law make it easier for primary care providers to prescribe buprenorphine to treat opioid use disorder #OUD. Learn more in #FDA’s new campaign. www.fda.gov/prescribewithconfidence #PrescribeWithConfidence

Opioid use disorder is a chronic health condition, like #diabetes or #heartdisease, which is treatable with medication in many practice settings--including primary care. #FDA’s new campaign has more information. 
www.fda.gov/prescribewithconfidence #PrescribeWithConfidence #OUD

Listen to Dr. Matthew Hahn, a family physician in the small town of Hancock, Maryland,  describe his experience with treating patients with opioid use disorder. “There is a huge need and we need to meet that need.” Find out more at www.fda.gov/prescribewithconfidence

Watch Dr. Matthew Hahn as he talks about how to help patients become productive members of society by treating opioid use disorder. Learn more at: www.fda.gov/prescribewithconfidence

Social Media Graphics

Digital and Printable Resources

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