Pill Patrol: Resolving “Red Flags” on Opioid Prescriptions

Pill Patrol: Resolving “Red Flags” on Opioid Prescriptions

Screening opioid prescriptions for “red flags” is challenging. This course examines an approach to screen opioid prescriptions for legitimacy, identify the risk of diversion, and either resolve suspicions or justify the denial to fill the prescription when they can’t be resolved.

Upon successful completion of this knowledge-based CPE course, pharmacists should be able to:
1. Discuss the responsibility of pharmacists to honor valid opioid prescriptions, as well as the correlative responsibility to decline invalid opioid prescriptions.
2. Explain how the concept of red flags can be used to identify concerns about opioid prescription legitimacy.
3. Describe a program to screen opioid prescriptions, identify the risk of diversion that they present, and manage that risk when appropriate.

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: January 28, 2024
Planned Expiration Date: January 28, 2027

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


Universal Activity Number (UAN): 0107-0000-24-018-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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