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Prescription Drug Monitoring Program | Addiction Conference | Medicaid and Medicare

Online Only: Prescription Drug Monitoring Program

Credit Hours: 3 ACPE approved credit hours
ACPE# 0001-0000-16-001-H05-P
Target Audience: This ACPE program designation is for pharmacists only
Date: Online Only
Participate in this Online Program
Cost: $0
Faculty: Brent Fox
Summary: HSOP has partnered with the Alabama Department of Public Health and the Alabama Board of Pharmacy to provide this free CE offering. Participants will be trained on the database and various aspects of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program (PDMP). After completion of the online program, participants will be prompted to complete a program evaluation survey. CE credit will be uploaded to ACPE CPE Monitor within 3 business days of survey completion.
Program Objectives:

  • Describe the prescription drug abuse and misuse problem in Alabama
  • Describe how to register for access to the PDMP controlled substance database
  • Describe how to access a patient’s history in the PDMP controlled substance database
  • Describe the law requiring dispensers to report dispensed controlled substances to the database and the pharmacy’s responsibility in reporting daily
  • Describe how the information obtained from the PDMP controlled substance database can be used when managing a patient’s medications and healthcare

Collaborating to Combat Misuse and Abuse of Illicit and Prescription Drugs in Alabama: An Interprofessional Conference

Target Audience: This program is for pharmacists, physicians, nurses, EMT/paramedics, and law enforcement officials
Credit Hours: 7 credit hours
Dates: The one-day program will be offered on four different dates:

  • Jan. 24, 2017 - Huntsville
  • Jan. 25, 2017 - Huntsville
  • Jan. 31, 2017 - Montgomery
  • Feb. 1, 2017 - Montgomery

Registration and More Information
Cost: Free
Locations: Huntsville and Montgomery
Summary: Alabama has a problem: abuse and misuse of prescription and illicit drugs. The problem is compounded by a lack of coordination among law enforcement, medical services personnel, regulatory groups, health care professionals, and public health agencies. Alabama has one of the highest rates of prescription pain medications sold per 10,000 residents. While the use of these medications certainly provides necessary pain relief for many Alabamians, the reality is that illegal use of this group of medications has reached near epidemic levels in our state. Research has demonstrated that prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMP) – like that found in Alabama – can lead to sustained, decreased prescribing of Schedule II opioids. While effective, PDMP use does not fully address the problem, and it does not address the problem of illicit drug abuse, which is an equally significant problem. Open, routine dialogue between law enforcement, medical services personnel, first responders, regulatory groups, health care professionals, and public health agencies is needed to develop coordinated efforts to (1) combating the use and abuse of illicit drugs, (2) prevention of inappropriate use of prescription pain medications, and (3) appropriate ways to address situations of real or perceived inappropriate use of prescription pain medications. To advance efforts to address this problem, Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy and the Alabama Department of Economic and Community Affairs have partnered to host an interprofessional conference that will bring together experts from law enforcement, medical services, first responders, regulatory boards, health care, and public health to identify practical strategies to confront the challenging situations surrounding prescription medications and illicit drugs with high potential for addiction.

Medicaid and Medicare

Credit Hours: 4 ACPE approved credit hours
Date: TBA
Time: TBA
Online Registration | Printable Registration
Cost: $100
Location: Auburn only
Faculty: Salisa Westrick and Amy Donaldson
Summary: This program will focus on working through the challenges associated with Medicaid and Medicare. Engaging material will include interactive lectures, real-world examples, role play as well as group cases.
Course Materials: Please note that we will not be distributing printed handouts at this program. Program materials are made available on our website one week prior to the program and will be available one week after the conclusion of the program. If you would like your own copy during the seminar please print and bring with you. Program attendees will also receive CE materials and resources on a USB drive upon check-in. The online program evaluation will also be online, emailed to participants following the seminar. We hope you will be receptive to this effort and look forward to having access to your materials prior to the program.


HSOP Continuing Education Programs are offered at four convenient locations around the state:

It is the policy of Auburn University Harrison School of Pharmacy, Office of Post Graduate Education, to insure balance, independence, objectivity, and scientific rigor in all its sponsored or jointly sponsored educational programs. All faculty participating in these programs are expected to disclose to the program audience any real or apparent conflict(s) of interest related to the content of their presentation(s), including any corporate sponsorship of speakers.


Auburn University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education; credits are recognized nationwide.

Last Updated: December 19, 2016