Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Monday, August 13, 2018

    Offline Date

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Friday, August 13, 2021

    Target Audience

    Pharmacist, Pharmacy Technician



    • Overview

      This webcast reviews lawsuits in which pharmacists and pharmacy technicians have allegedly spoken about prescribers in a disparaging way when declining an opioid prescription.  The elements of a lawsuit for defamation are reviewed.  Using the case study method, the limits of pharmacist liability for defamation are presented.  The responsibility to avoid defamatory comments toward prescribers is discussed.


      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 :   18171H03_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18171H03_4pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Identify the elements of a lawsuit for defamation by a physician against a pharmacist
      Recognize the appropriate language to use in explaining the refusal to honor a prescription
      Identify a policy for appropriate language in explaining a prescription refusal to a patient

      Pharmacy Technician

      Recognize words that should not be used in describing prescription deficiencies
      Recognize elements of proper techniques for informing a patient that a prescription cannot be filled
      Recognize the liability that can arise for defaming a prescriber
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-171-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-171-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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