Developing Trends: Prescription Drug Abuse and the Pharmacist's Role

Monday, October 20, 2014, 8:00 am - 9:30 am
Austin Convention Center
Location: 18CD, Level 4
Continuing Education Credits: 1.5 (0.15 Contact Hours)
ACPE #: 207-000-14-214-L03-P and ACPE #: 207-000-14-213-L04-T

Prescription drug abuse has grown to epic proportions in America, costing millions of dollars and ending or ruining countless lives, and the pharmacist may occupy a difficult role between the physician, patient, wholesaler and DEA. This program will bring you up to date on the latest developments from the big picture, to effective strategies for the pharmacy counter.

Pharmacist and Technician Learning Objectives:

  1. Discuss national efforts to fight prescription drug abuse.

  2. Describe developing roles for supply chain stakeholders regarding diversion.

  3. Discuss the benefits shown by use of prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs).

Speakers: Alan Santos, CEO, Pyramid Healthcare Solutions, Clearwater, Florida; Michael Mone, Vice President Associate General Counsel, Cardinal Health, Dublin, Ohio

Activity Type: Application-based
Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians