Strong Medicine: A Targeted Look at the Problem of Prescription Drug Misuse, Abuse and Diversion and its Proposed Treatment

Tuesday, October 16, 2012, 8:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.
San Diego Convention Center
Location: Convention Center, Room 2, Level 2
Continuing Education Credits: 0.15 (1.5 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-12-235-L03-P
ACPE #: 207-000-12-235-L03-T

Prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion and the consequent loss of life have become a large epidemic in our country. With this much at stake programs to slow or stop this surge are forming at the state and national level and they WILL affect the way your independent community pharmacy does business. Some changes will be small and easily implemented, and some will have the potential to cause significant challenges as everyone works together to combat this problem. This program will clearly define both the situation, and the "strong medicine" prescribed to help you and your pharmacy be a part of the solution.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the data surrounding prescription abuse in the United States and how this data is being used to measure interventions.
  2. Describe the value of state prescription drug monitoring programs and the value that is added by programs sharing data across state lines.
  3. Discuss legislation recently passed in New York State and its predicted impact on community pharmacies.

Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Outline the data surrounding prescription abuse in the United States and how this data is being used to measure interventions.
  2. Describe the value of state prescription drug monitoring programs and the value that is added by programs sharing data across state lines.
  3. Discuss legislation recently passed in New York State and its predicted impact on community pharmacies.

Speakers: Elizabeth (Scotti) Russell, Government Affairs Manager, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, Mount Prospect, Illinois; Eric Lavonas, MD, Rocky Mount Poison & Drug Center, Denver, Colorado

Categories:
Activity Type: Knowledge-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians

Ask Your Family Pharmacist TM