Keeping it Legit: Best Authentication Practices for Compounders - Providers and Prescriptions (PFM On-demand)
In a 2020 survey of individuals aged 12 or older in the United States, 5–16 million reported misusing prescription drugs, including psychotherapeutics, stimulants, tranquilizers/sedatives, benzodiazepines, and pain relievers (NIDA, 2020). Increased prescription drug misuse over the last 15 years has led to a rise in prescription drug use disorders (e.g. addiction) and overdose deaths, with significant strains placed on the healthcare system (NIDA, 2020).
While the pharmacist and prescriber each have a responsibility to ensure legitimate drug prescribing and dispensing, oversights in this shared obligation have played a role in prescription drug misuse. As the last line of defense in prescribing and dispensing, how can pharmacists help to keep it all legit?
This program aims to describe optimal approaches to validating legitimate prescriptions by exploring interactions with the prescriber such as verifying a valid doctor–patient relationship, prescriptions that are within their scope of practice, treatments that are individualized, among others. This activity will also explore controlled substance prescriptions, with a focus on a “Red Flags” Checklist for pharmacies to facilitate professional judgment on the legitimacy of such a prescription.
National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), NIH, & US Department of Health and Human Services. June 2020. Misuse of Prescription Drugs Research Report. Available online.
- Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians
- Recall the scope of prescription drug misuse and the classes of prescription drugs commonly misused.
- Recognize the responsibilities of the prescriber and pharmacist in ensuring the legitimacy of drug prescriptions.
- Apply optimal authentication practices involving providers and prescriptions to facilitate professional judgment on the accuracy and authenticity of prescription drug orders.
- Identify key “Red Flags” that contribute to the non-therapeutic dispensing of controlled substances.
- Recognize the impact of prescription drug misuse and prescription drugs commonly misused.
- Explain the roles of the prescriber and pharmacist in helping to prevent prescription drug misuse.
- Explore best authentication practices that can facilitate the legitimacy of drug prescriptions.
- Identify “Red Flags” for non-therapeutic dispensing of controlled substances.
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|Kathy A. Salinas, PharmD
Kathy Anderson Salinas joined TSBP as a Compliance Officer for the Houston area in 2014. She received her B.S. in pharmacy from the University of Texas at Austin. Her extensive knowledge of pharmacy practice and regulatory changes, allow her to educate licensees during inspections. Kathy has a special interest in the corresponding responsibility of pharmacists.
When she is not working, she is cheering on her daughter’s college equestrian team or spending time with her husband and dogs (and is always happy to share pictures).
PHARMACISTS & PHARMACY TECHNICIANS
This CE Activity is accredited for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) through CPE Consultants, LLC.
Total CPE Credits: 1 CPE Hour = 0.1 CEUs
|1 CPE Hour = 0.1 CEUs
|September 22, 2022
|September 22, 2025
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- Complete a learning assessment (minimum 80% passing grade, two attempts permitted) within 60 days.
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