Course opens: 
03/20/2020

Controlled Substances & The Corresponding Responsibility of The Pharmacist and Pharmacy Technician

Overview


The DEA’s recently revised “Pharmacist Manual” states, “To be valid, a prescription for a controlled substance must be issued for a legitimate medical purpose by a practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice.  The practitioner is responsible for the proper prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances, but a corresponding responsibility rests with the pharmacist who fills the prescription.”  Compounding pharmacists may find themselves uniquely vulnerable to enforcement action and penalties provided for violations of the provisions of law relating to controlled substances. 21 U.S.C. 841(a)(1) and 21 CFR 1306.04(a).  Specific challenges include “off-label” usage of controlled substances, novel therapies that are not well established in scientific literature, and unreliable information regarding what other medications patients are taking.  This program seeks to educate and equip pharmacists and pharmacy technicians on best practices and strategies to ensure compliance, including recognizing red flags, patients with substance abuse disorders, over-utilization, documentation of diagnosis, and checking the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP).


Pricing

 

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Webinar Registration Fees
APC Membership TypePrice (USD)
Pharmacist Member$55.00
Pharmacy Technician or Student Member$35.00
Non-member$75.00

 

 


Intended audience

    Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, & Pharmacy Owners


    Learning Objectives

    Pharmacists

    1. Apply the concept of “corresponding responsibility”.
    2. Interpret red flags on controlled substances.
    3. Illustrate challenges specific to the compounding pharmacist.
    4. Apply key parts of the Drug Enforcement Agency’s “Pharmacist’s Manual”.

     

    Pharmacy Technicians

    1. Implement the supporting role in applying the concept of “corresponding responsibility”.
    2. Identify and report red flags to pharmacists.
    3. Implement patient communication strategies regarding controlled substances.
    4. Create, implement, and follow policies and procedures regarding controlled substances.
    5. Apply techniques to prevent drug diversion.

    Hardware/software requirements

    Web browser

    Google Chrome (most recent 2 versions)

    Mozilla Firefox (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet Explorer v11

    Apple Safari (most recent 2 versions)

    Microsoft Edge (most recent 2 versions)

    Internet connection

    Computer: 1 Mbps or better (broadband recommended)

    Mobile device: 3G or better (WiFi recommended)

    Software

    No additional software needed

    Hardware

    2GB of RAM (minimum), 4GB or more of RAM (recommended)

     


    COPYRIGHT

    This webinar is Copyright © Alliance for Pharmacy Compounding 2021.

    Course summary
    Available credit: 
    • 0.10 CEU (ACPE)
    • 1.00 Contact Hours
    Price:
    $75.00

    Erika Fallon, PharmD, RPh
    Supervising Pharmacist, Fallon Wellness Pharmacy

    Erika Fallon is a 2008 graduate for Albany College of Pharmacy.  Since 2009 she has worked as the supervising pharmacist at Fallon Wellness Pharmacy in Latham, NY, and is currently compounding non-sterile medications for various patient populations, including pediatric, pain management, bHRT, and veterinary.  She collaborates often with local prescribers and patients to help create medication solutions through compounding.  Additionally she serves on the Pharmacy Compounding Foundation’s board of directors.

    Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

    The Live Event 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

    TypeApplication-based
    UAN0864-9999-21-017-L07-P/T
    Credits1 CPE Hour = 0.1 CEUs
    Release DateJune 23, 2021
    Expiration DateJune 23, 2024

    COMPLETION REQUIREMENTS

    1. Attend the live webinar in full (login and logout times will be recorded).
    2. Submit a completed live event evaluation form online within 14 days.

    When the aforementioned steps have been completed and approved:

    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered in the United States will obtain a statement of completed credits on their NABP e-Profile within 60 days.
    • Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians registered elsewhere will receive an automated email from LP3 Network advising that they can download a statement of participation.
    • All participants will receive an automated email from LP3 Network advising that they can download the LP3 Network certificate of completion.
    accreditorCPE Consultants, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

    International participants should verify with their respective governing board for accreditation equivalency.

    APC Members benefit from discounted pricing.
    Not a member? Click here to learn more!
    Webinar Registration Fees
    APC Membership TypePrice (USD)
    Pharmacist Member$55.00
    Pharmacy Technician or Student Member$35.00
    Non-member$75.00

     


    CANCELLATION AND REFUND POLICY

    There are no refunds, returns or transfers upon purchase of the webinar.

    Price

    Price:
    $75.00
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    Course expires: 
    12/31/2025