Webinar Details

    Event Type

    Live Online


    Saturday, September 7, 2019


    9:00 AM - 10:00 AM ET


    PharmCon Webinar Studio (freeCE.com)


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician, Nurse



    • Overview

      This webinar provides an overview of the role health professionals can play in preventing murder with medication committed by other health professionals. Pharmaceutical products are sometimes viewed as “the perfect weapon” by criminals who have access to pharmaceuticals and the opportunity to use them as murder weapons. This webinar uses a case-study approach to examine situations in which pharmaceuticals have been diverted from therapeutic use to homicidal purposes, as well as the legal consequences to the perpetrator and those who inadvertently allowed the perpetrator to use the pharmaceuticals in the commission of crimes.


      Slide Document 18120L03_4pp.pdf
      Slide Document 18120L03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize the ways in which pharmaceutical products have been used to intentionally kill patients in a health care setting
      Illustrate how a pharmacy may unintentionally allow access to pharmaceuticals by a health professional whose intent is to kill a patient
      Develop a procedure to prohibit access to pharmaceuticals by those who would use them as murder weapons

      Pharmacy Technician

      List the drugs that are commonly used in pharmaceutical homicide.
      Identify characteristics of health care murderers.
      Explain the need to speak up when things “just do not seem right.”


      Describe the motives of health care professionals who use pharmaceuticals as murder weapons.
      Evaluate systems that can reduce access to medications for criminal purposes.
      Develop a program that reduces the likelihood of murder by medication in a health care setting.
    • Repeat Presentation

      This presentation was last given on 11/25/2019 10:30 AM

      Future Airings

      Date Time
      Monday, November 25, 2019 10:30 AM View
      Friday, February 7, 2020 10:30 AM View

    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-120-L03-P

      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-120-L03-T

      Nurse 0798-0000-18-120-L03-P

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