How to Get the Most Out of Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs


Stay current on state prescription drug monitoring programs across the country and the status of one-click-access reports. You’ll learn about the availability of a patient’s prescription history from multiple states and how to interpret the results.

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. Discuss how state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) share data across state lines.
  2. Identify which states require pharmacists to register with or request information from their PMP.
  3. Describe situations in which pharmacists judge appropriate opioid use by evaluating patient PMP reports.
  4. Identify types of drug diversion that PMPs will not address.

Technician Learning Objectives

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

1. List allegations made against pharmacists in malpractice lawsuits.
2. Explain the application of the 2017 Institute for Safe Medication Practices Medication Safety Self-Assessment for Community/Ambulatory Pharmacy to identify gaps in providing safe pharmacy systems.
3. Identify key risk management items that pharmacists can incorporate into their practice.
4. Describe the three types of behavior—human error, at-risk behavior, and reckless behavior—as they apply to medication errors involved in law suits.


Joint Providership

Cosponsored by the American Society for Pharmacy Law.

Danna Droz, JD, RPH
PMP InterConnect Senior Manager
National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
Learning Level: Level 1
Pathway: Home-Study on Demand, Pharmacy Technician
Track: Pharmacy Law and Regulations
Session Time Slot(s): 
Sunday, March 18
1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Music City Center - Room 101C-D
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-18-019-L03-P
CEUs Pharmacist: 0.1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-18-019-L03-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: 0.1
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