Refusing to Dispense: Considerations and Consequences

Description

New regulatory requirements have resulted in friction and litigation between “pill mill” doctors and pharmacies refusing to dispense the prescribed medications. This presentation will help you understand the clinical considerations and the potential consequences for patients, prescribers, and pharmacists.

This session will be audio-recorded and offered as part of the Home-Study on Demand, included with Premium Registration or available for purchase on-site at the Education Booth.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the categories of prescriptions that are frequently refused to be dispensed and the common rationales for refusal.
  2. Cite laws that support or require pharmacists to refuse to dispense.
  3. Discuss potential consequences to patients, prescribers, and pharmacists for refusing to dispense.
  4. Explain rationales for refusing to dispense a prescription to patients and prescribers.

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this knowledge-based activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the categories of prescriptions that are frequently refused to be dispensed and the common rationales for refusal.
  2. Cite laws that support or require pharmacists to refuse to dispense.
  3. Discuss potential consequences to patients, prescribers, and pharmacists for refusing to dispense.
  4. Explain rationales for refusing to dispense a prescription to patients and prescribers.
 

Joint Providership

Cosponsored by the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

 
 
Speakers:
Sarah
Sarah Melton, PharmD, BCPP, BCACP, FASCP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice
East Tennessee State University Gatton College of Pharmacy
 
Michael
Michael O'Neil, Drug Diversion, Substance Use Disorder, Pain Management Consultant
Chair, Department Pharmacy Practice
South College
 
Learning Level: Level 2
Track: Pharmacy Law and Regulations, Community-Based Pharmacy Practice, Early New Practitioner
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Friday, March 22
Time: 
12:30 PM - 2:00 PM
Room: 
Washington State Convention Center - Ballroom 6E
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-020-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .15
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-020-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .15
Activity Type:
Knowledge-based