Pharmacist Responsibilities in the Management of Controlled Substances

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About the Course

Learning Objectives

After the pharmacist has concluded this knowledge-based activity, he or she will be qualified and able to:

  • Understand the role of the Drug Enforcement Administration in regulating the use of controlled substances.
  • Appreciate the importance of a controlled system of distribution to best manage transactions involving controlled substances.
  • Develop a general understanding of how to schedule controlled substances.
  • Become familiar with the appropriate DEA forms needed to document the transaction of controlled substances.
  • Describe the requirements of both electronic and paper-based controlled substance record keeping systems.
  • Understand the requirements for inventorying controlled substances.
  • Understand that there are requirements for Internet pharmacies dispensing controlled substances that are unique and apart from those needed to dispense non-controlled substances.

About the Author

Brad Gillespie, PharmD who has over 20 years' experience spanning the regulatory, pharmaceutical biotech and human nutritional supplement industries.

Author Disclosure: Bradley Gillespie and Elite Professional Education do not have any actual or potential conflicts of interest in relation to this lesson.

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