Home Study Details

    Program Type

    Home Study Webcast


    1 Contact Hour(s)

    Release Date

    Friday, February 22, 2019

    Offline Date

    Monday, June 14, 2021

    ACPE Expiration Date

    Sunday, August 22, 2021

    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.


      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 :   18120H03_6pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18120H03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      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
      Recognize the ways in which pharmaceutical products have been used to intentionally kill patients in a health care setting

      Pharmacy Technician

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


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


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-120-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-120-H03-T
      Nurse 0798-0000-18-120-H03-P

      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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