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 the delicate balance that must be respected in the provision of opioids to people who may need them for legitimate therapy, or who may abuse and/or divert them for their euphoric effect. It is not uncommon for health professionals to be charged with murder, following the death from opioid overdose of a person to whom opioids have been provided. This webcast suggests that focusing blame on a single health professional under these circumstances may unfairly ignore many other factors that underlie the current epidemic of opioid abuse.


      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 :   18025H03_4pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18025H03_2pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Illustrate how health professionals, including pharmacists, can be held criminally and civilly responsible following foreseeable deaths from opioid overdoses.
      List the sources of prescription drug diversion that can lead to unintended opioid deaths.
      Develop a systematic policy that incorporates strategies for reducing deaths from prescription opioids.

      Pharmacy Technician

      List the causes of opioid deaths.
      Describe legal case studies related to opioid deaths.
      Discuss legal responsibilities in the dispensing of opioid medications.
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-025-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-025-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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