Opioid Prescriptions: How Pharmacy Technicians Can Prevent Diversion and Abuse

Opioid Prescriptions: How Pharmacy Technicians Can Prevent Diversion and Abuse

Opioid diversion and abuse are on the rise again. Read about actual cases when pharmacy technicians were found liable, or when they did the right thing, so you can learn how to prevent patient diversion and abuse in your pharmacy practice.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacy technicians should be able to:
1. Identify the regulatory requirements applicable to pharmacies through the “corresponding responsibility” regulation adopted by the federal Drug Enforcement Administration.
2. Explain how pharmacy technicians can support pharmacists in meeting legal requirements related to screening of opioid prescriptions.
3. Implement practices that promote the appropriate use of opioid analgesics while deterring inappropriate opioid use.

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): 0107-0000-22-172-H03-T
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