Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference
December 8 & 9, 2012; Sheraton Indianapolis Hotel at Keystone Crossing; Indianapolis, Indiana
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held a Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference (PDAC) on December 8th and 9th, 2012 in Indianapolis, Indiana. This was a one-day conference, repeated on the second day, for the convenience of the pharmacy community. The conference was developed and designed to address the growing problem of diversion of pharmaceutical controlled substances throughout the United States. In addition to pharmacy robberies and thefts, pharmaceutical controlled substances are often diverted by way of forged prescriptions, doctor shoppers, or illegitimate prescriptions from rogue practitioners. The objective of this conference was to educate pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy loss prevention personnel on ways to address and respond to potential diversion activity.
Approximately 150 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and loss prevention personnel attended. The conference attendees received approximately six and a half hours of instruction on a variety of topics including Drug Trends, Drug Theft Prevention, Pain Pill Clinics, Combating Pharmaceutical Diversion, CMEA Requirements, Synthetic Drug Update, from the Indiana Board of pharmacy, Diversion and Disciplinary Process and from the Indiana Professional Licensing Agency; an overview of the "INSPECT" PMP Program.
Select presentations from the Indianapolis PDAC, as well as a link to the Pharmacy Robbery & Burglary brochure, are below.
Drug Trends – Joseph T. Rannazzisi, Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, DEA
CMEA Requirements for Retail Distributors and Synthetic Drug Update - Alan G. Santos, Associate Deputy Assistant Administrator, Office of Diversion Control, DEA
Diversion and Disciplinary Process - Gregory R. Pachmayr, Director, Indiana Board of Pharmacy
"INSPECT" PMP Program - Marty Allain, General Counsel/INSPECT Director
"Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs" - William T. Winsley, R.Ph., National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Representative
"Drug Theft Prevention" - Dennis Wichern, Assistant Special Agent in Charge, DEA Indianapolis District Office