Validation and Counseling of Prescriptions for Controlled
Substances and Opioids
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FPA Correspondence Course
Board of Pharmacy Approval 20-631655
2 Contact Hours or 0.2 CEUs
Educational Needs Assessment
In 2010 prescription drug abuse hit an all-time high in Florida. Florida led the nation in diverted prescription drugs. Florida was at the forefront of the drug abuse problem because Florida did not have a strong oversight of physician prescribing practices, and there was not a prescription drug monitoring program. Laws and regulations have changed, and there is significantly less pain management clinics registered in Florida.
Pharmacists must now complete the required continuing education course on controlled substances at each renewal cycle.
At the completion of this home study activity, pharmacists will be able to: Describe how to ensure access to controlled substances for all patients with a valid prescription; Use the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Database; Assess prescriptions for appropriate therapeutic value; Detect prescriptions that are not based on a legitimate medical purpose; Define the laws and rules related to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances;
Describe proper patient storage and disposal of controlled substances; Describe protocols for addressing and resolving problems recognized during the drug utilization review; Provide education on section 381.887, F.S., emergency treatment for suspected
opioid overdoses and on the State Surgeon General’s Statewide Standing Order for Naloxone; Counsel patients with opioid prescriptions; and Provide available treatment resources for opioid physical dependence, addiction, misuse, or abuse
Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Two (2) contact hours are available upon completion of the posttest questions and evaluation form. You must pass the exam with a score of 70% or better.
This is an ACPE knowledge-based activity. Initial Release Date: August 20, 2018. Expiration Date: August 20, 2021.
Florida Board of
Pharmacy approval number 20-631655.