This course provides an overview of the diversion, trafficking and abuse of prescription opioids from the perspective of both a regulator and pharmacist. Using opioid diversion and abuse as a foundation, the course explains the interplay between the Federal Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and its implementing regulations. The presentation focuses on the elements of a prescription, the legal obligations of a prescriber and the corresponding responsibility of the pharmacist to determine if a prescription is effective/valid through the identification and resolution of prescription “red flags” prior to dispensing a controlled substance. The course will illustrate interaction between the patient, prescriber and pharmacist and explain the resolution process to determine whether a prescription is valid/effective and how the pharmacist should document his decision to dispense or refuse to dispense a controlled substance. The course will review recent investigations and case law concerning prescribers and pharmacists and use these case studies to explain violations and the potential sanctions for non-compliance. The participants will be exposed to the DEA inspection/investigative process to include DEA inspections, Orders to Show Cause, Immediate Suspension Orders and administrative hearings. The participant will also be exposed to administrative scheduling of a controlled substance and controlled substance quotas.
There is NO REGISTRATION FEE to attend this program. It will be held at the UNC Friday Center with live attendance and online webinar options available. Light refreshments will be available for live attendees. Due to limited space at the Friday Center please make every effort to attend the program if you choose that option.
Participants have 60 days from the start of their program to claim CE credit and verify it has been upload to CPE Monitor. If your program requires the completion of a post test/eval/survey those items MUST be done before that 60 day window closes to receive credit for that program. Statements of credit can be viewed and printed from CPE Monitor. Statements of credit will no longer be printed and mailed to the participant. **No partial individual session credit will be given**
The University of North Carolina Eshelman School of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.