Opioid compliance: Federal laws and regulations

Human opioid abuse requires veterinary providers to do our part to keep these important drugs out of the wrong hands.  Dr. Lauren Forsythe, pharmacy director at the University of Illinois Veterinary Teaching Hospital, covers federal regulations surrounding controlled substances, and what you and your practice need to know to be in line with federal law. She also shares examples that illustrate the challenges of preventing drug diversion, even for the most diligent practitioners. This session is essential learning for veterinary team members to understand what is required according to federal law.

This webinar will assist in meeting state CE requirements for prescribing controlled substances, including opioids.

Participants can expect to learn about:

  • Federal laws surrounding controlled substances, including registration, record keeping, storage, dispensing, inventory, and prescribing
  • How careful attention to regulatory compliance can help prevent diversion
  • Why preventing diversion is more difficult than just practicing “good” medicine