MentorHealth to Present Webinar on "Controlled Substances and the Hospital Pharmacy"

Fremont, California (PressExposure) February 12, 2013 -- Given the potent, double-edged nature of drugs; preventing their illicit use is as important as using them for the right reasons. The DEA has regulations in this regard, and understanding them is very important if drugs have to put to proper use.

This webinar will offer an understanding of how to prevent the illicit use or diversion of any controlled substance by hospital staff. It focuses on two important aspects concerning this -a better understanding of Due Diligence and what suggested DEA compliance should look like in order to identify any dispensing or drug disposal that could be classified as suspicious in nature, as well as what actions management can take to prevent the diversion of drugs by their employees.

It will offer various recommendations to improve the hospital's Due Diligence when dispensing Schedules II through V controlled substances in a hospital setting. It will also consider the steps that hospital settings can take to detect and prevent the illicit use or diversion of any controlled substance.

This session will cover the following areas:

o DEA Office of Diversion Control
o Controlled Substances Act
o Due Diligence
o Storage and Dispensing
o DEA Recordkeeping Requirements
o DEA Security Requirements

When: March 7, 10:00 AM PDT | 01:00 PM EDT

By whom:

Carlos M. Aquino brings 36 years of experience of handling illicit and pharmaceutical controlled substances and regulated chemicals. His testimonial ability, both in federal and state courts, is proof of his investigative experience and skills. Carlos has 12 years of experience working for Philadelphia DEA Diversion Group, which is responsible for initiating prosecutions of those DEA registrants who violate the federal Controlled Substances Act or DEA regulations pertaining to handling these substances.

In addition to the above, Carlos has over 20 years of experience working for various law enforcement agencies including the Philadelphia Police. Carlos has a BA in Criminal Justice and has taught numerous courses during his time at the DEA.

He is skilled in interpreting the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), assisting the pharmaceutical industry with compliance, and preparing and submitting Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) Forms 41, 104, 106, 222, 236, 486.

For whom:

The webinar will benefit

o Hospital senior management
o Mid-Level Management
o Pharmacy Managers
o Hospital Pharmacists and all hospital first line supervisors

Duration: 60 minutes

To enroll for this webinar, contact
Ph: 800-385-1607

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Press Release Submitted On: February 11, 2013 at 10:37 pm
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