Fifty Shades of [Grey Areas]: Case Studies in Pharmacy Law and Ethics

Fifty Shades of [Grey Areas]: Case Studies in Pharmacy Law and Ethics

This course blends theory with real-life case studies to explore recommended practices for product labeling, the complexities of maintaining patient confidentiality, and the legal obligations of pharmacy professionals to persons not established as pharmacy patients. Additionally, learners will gain an understanding of the pharmacist’s right to freedom of speech in consultations and examine the legal nuances surrounding parental consent for the immunization of minor patients. By utilizing engaging practical scenarios, this course provides invaluable insights into the legal and ethical “grey areas” shaping modern pharmacy practice.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Describe appropriate labeling and placement practices for pharmaceutical products.
2. Recognize the challenges for patient confidentiality that are presented by large electronic datasets.
3. Discuss the pharmacist’s legal duty to persons who are not established pharmacy patients.
4. Explain the basis of a pharmacist’s right to freedom of speech in consultations with patients and healthcare professionals.
5. Review the legal responsibility for parental consent for immunization of a minor patient.

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 with ineligible companies to disclose.

Course fee includes course, course materials, and CPE credit submission to CPE Monitor.
Course is non-refundable.
Initial Release Date: April 24, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: June 23, 2024

Copyright 2024, CEimpact. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction of this course without express permission is strictly forbidden.  

Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-054-L03-P
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Disease State/Drug Therapy



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03 Law





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