Complying with Controlled Substance Laws

Complying with Controlled Substance Laws

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is responsible for regulating controlled substances and has very strict rules to prevent diversion. Take this course to learn DEA requirements related to recordkeeping, prescription processing, labeling, and other security measures that, if not followed, can often get pharmacies into trouble.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Discuss the significance of an FDA-approved drug being placed by DEA into a schedule that restricts patient access to the drug due to the drug’s potential for abuse.
2. Identify the recordkeeping requirements for pharmaceutical products that are classified as controlled substances under federal law.
3. Explain the regulatory requirements applicable to controlled substance prescriptions under federal law.

David B. Brushwood, R.Ph, J.D.
Senior Lecturer, The University of Wyoming School of Pharmacy
Pharmacy Law Content Developer, CEimpact

David B. Brushwood has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Initial Release Date: April 8, 2022
Planned Expiration Date: April 8, 2025

This program is provided for educational purposes. CEimpact is not a law firm and does not provide legal advice of any kind. For legal advice, please contact a licensed attorney. 

Copyright 2022, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-22-177-H03-P
Application-based CPE Activity

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¹CEImpact provides you with two (2) opportunities to complete the exam. The learner will not receive CPE credit after two failed attempts.

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