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

      The opioid abuse epidemic has affected every aspect of American life.  In this monograph, the effects of the opioid epidemic on pharmacy liability are reviewed.  Courts have generally been critical of pharmacists who fail to detect and address potential diversion and abuse of opioids prescribed for patients.  Using the case-study method, this monograph identifies actions that must be taken by pharmacists to avoid malpractice liability for opioid misuse.


      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 :   18170H03_2pp.pdf
      • Slide Document :   18170H03_4pp.pdf

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    • Pharmacist

      Recognize appropriate methods of evaluating an opioid prescription with regard to its abuse potential
      Identify the red flags that may serve as an alert to problems with an opioid prescription
      Identify effective elements of a program designed to reduce opioid misuse

      Pharmacy Technician

      Identify the circumstances in which a pharmacist should be alerted to potential opioid misuse
      Identify the requirements for an opioid prescription
      Recognize the potential for misuse of opioids by patients
    • Activity Type


      CE Broker


      Universal Activity Number

      Pharmacist 0798-0000-18-170-H03-P
      Pharmacy Technician 0798-0000-18-170-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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