DEA Update (2018)

Published by Texas Pharmacy Association


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Description: The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) directly impacts your practice, and its top concern right now is the opioid epidemic. Get the latest updates on new DEA regulations and activities related to curbing prescription drug abuse, including how to identify errant prescribing, forgeries, and recipient drug-seeking behavior. You will also learn about changes to opioid production quotas, partial filling of opioid prescriptions, and drug disposal.

At the completion of this activity, pharmacists and technicians will be able to:
1. Describe the scope of the prescription drug abuse problem in the United States.
2. Discuss ways that prescription controlled substances are being diverted from the pharmaceutical supply chain.
3. Identify areas where the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration, local law enforcement, and pharmacy support staff can work together to curb prescription drug abuse.
4. Describe common “red flags” for pharmacists to recognize regarding errant prescribing, forgeries, and recipient drug-seeking behavior.

Heather McMurry
Diversion Program Manager - El Paso Field Division, DEA
Heather McMurry has worked as a Diversion Investigator for the Drug Enforcement Administration for over 21 years. She started her DEA career in Chicago, Illinois during 1997. Her case work included working on investigations in which physicians, pharmacies, drug distributors, and other DEA registrants were diverting controlled substances for purposes other than legitimate medical use. In 2005 she was promoted to the position of Group Supervisor in the Chicago Field Division. During 2008 she was...More

Originally Published

July 13, 2018

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This program contains the following components:

  • DEA Update (2018) - Video

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