Pharmacy Law: Recent Regulatory and Legal Developments Affecting Practice- Pharmacist

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Recent legal and regulatory developments have a direct impact on pharmacy practice. With the goal of reducing medication-related adverse events, particular attention has been directed to 2 areas: The label on the dispensed medication container, and the written patient information or “consumer medication information” (CMI). Almost half of U.S. adults cannot understand the labels on their prescription drugs. The FDA considers almost one third of CMI leaflets dispensed with new prescriptions “not useful” and many pharmacies do not comply with MedGuides which are required for drugs with serious safety concerns. Complicating this picture are the legal civil rights of limited English proficiency (LEP) patients, which comprise almost 9% of the US population. This issue addresses these developments in addition to recent Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) developments. Among them is the authorization of electronic prescribing of controlled substances, whether pharmacists can make corrections to written C-II prescriptions; whether nurses (e.g., RNs, LVNs) in long-term care facilities can act as prescribers' agents; and whether compounding a controlled substance according to a prescription and delivering it to the prescriber constitutes manufacturing and distributing.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-11-108-H03-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. 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, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.