The speakers in this webinar will discuss recent judicial and administrative decisions in evaluating the exercise of sound professional judgment and appropriate considerations in resolving red flags.  Resolution of a red flag should always be documented.  However, mere documentation may not be enough to meet the pharmacist’s corresponding responsibility.  A pharmacist may be found to have knowledge that the prescription was illegitimate despite a purported but false verification.  A refusal to fill may be appropriate, but at the risk of a patient with legitimate pain not being dispensed the prescribed relief.

Learning Objectives:

1) Explain recent decisions implicating pharmacists for dispensing questionable or suspicious controlled substance prescriptions.

2) Provide four prescriber-related indicators of improper prescribing.

3) Define a pharmacist’s “corresponding responsibility,” as set forth in the federal regulations.

4) Describe best practices for resolving red flags.