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Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference

July 16, 2017; Holiday Inn Des Moines – Des Moines, Iowa

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) held a Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conference (PDAC) on July 16, 2017 in Des Moines, Iowa. This was a one-day conference, 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.

Over 49 pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, loss prevention personnel, and pharmaceutical students attended. The conference attendees received approximately seven hours of instruction on a variety of topics. The presentations included: Drug Trends, Drugs, Drugs and More Drugs, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Update, CMEA Requirements for Retail Distributors, and Diversion Issues.

Select presentations from the Des Moines PDAC, as well as a link to the Pharmacy Robbery & Burglary brochure, are below.

Drug Trends – Luis A. Carrion, Staff Coordinator, Liaison and Policy Section, Diversion Control Division, DEA

Drugs, Drugs, and More Drugs – William T. Winsley, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy Representative

Iowa Board of Pharmacy Update – Andrew Funk, R.Ph., Pharm.D., Executive Director, Iowa Board of Pharmacy

CMEA Requirements for Retail Distributors – Aziz Elkholy, Staff Coordinator, Synthetic Drugs & Chemicals Section, Diversion Control Division, DEA

DIVERSION ISSUES

Medicare Pharmaceutical Diversion – Jason T. Bell, Operations Officer, Office of Inspector General, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

Drug Theft and Robberies – Frank A. Magel, DEA Task Force Officer, Tactical Diversion Squad, DEA St. Louis Office

Pharmacy Robbery & Burglary Brochure

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