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OTC Medication Abuse and the Community Pharmacist

Program length: 0.1 CEU
Target audiences: Pharmacists
Knowledge based activity

EXPIRES: 10/09/2015

This course requires completion of survey and a 70% passing quiz grade to receive certificate.

Universal Activity Number: 0048-0000-12-078-H04-P

Course Cost: $10

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Several over-the counter-medications are commonly used for unintended recreational purposes or as ingredients for illicit drugs. Over the years, many restrictions have been placed on the purchase of these medications, but there are always those who seek to find a way around these regulations. As a pharmacist, you are the medication gatekeeper of the community and the responsibility falls on you to prevent the abuse of medication in order to protect your patients. This lesson will be broken down by individual medications in order to go into more depth.


At the completion of this program, the participant will be able to:


1) Identify the two most commonly abused OTC medications.
2) Describe how these medications are abused.
3) Explain laws and regulations pertaining to these medications.
4) Identify prevention opportunities at the community level.

Instructions: For credit card or checking account payment, pay by clicking the button above. Once payment has been received, email pharmacy technical support to be enrolled into the course. For all other payment types, contact the Continuing Education Administrative Contact at 419/772-1871.