Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, February 19, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, February 19, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      This webcast describes how innocuous, and even beneficial, chemical substances can be used to poison the victims of a murderous criminal.  Death by poisoning is relatively common in the United States.  The webcast reviews historical and contemporary evidence of poisoning.  The findings reported in professional journal articles, that relate the use of prescription drugs in murder by poisoning, are summarized.


      This webcast is provided for educational purposes only. It is not intended as legal advice and should not be used as legal advice. For legal advice, a licensed attorney should be consulted.


      • Slide Document :   18024H03_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18024H03_2pp.pdf

      Financial Support By

    • Pharmacist

      List medications that have reportedly been used as poisons in the commission of murder.
      Discuss the demographics of the victims of poisoning by medication administration when committed by a person who is not a health professional.
      Illustrate the incidence of homicide by poisoning from medication administration.

      Pharmacy Technician

      Summarize case studies that describe the use of medications as poisons.
      Relate the data that summarize intentional poisonings in the United States.
      List the drugs that are used in murder by poisoning.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-024-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-024-H03-T

      ACPE PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

      PharmCon is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

      In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, participants must score no less than a 70% on the activity's test and complete a program evaluation.

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