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The Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Stericycle and The Partnership for Safe Medicines invite you to a promotional presentation by Stericycle, followed by a one-hour Safety CE on Counterfeit Drugs in America on Thursday, October 11th.

10/11/2018
When: Thursday, October 11, 2018
6:00 PM
Where: Edge Restaurant
74 West Board St.
Suite 220
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania  18018
United States
Contact: Jeneane Acker


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The Mid-Eastern Chapter of the Pennsylvania Society of Health-System Pharmacists, Stericycle and The Partnership for Safe Medicines invite you to a promotional presentation by Stericycle, followed by a one hour Safety CE on Counterfeit Drugs in America on Thursday, October 11th.

Agenda:

Registration: 6 - 6:30

Promotional Presentation/Dinner: 6:30 - 7:30

Educational Presentation: 7:30 – 8:30

 

Cost:

PSHP Members: Free

Non-Member Pharmacists: $25

Non-Member Techs, Residents, Students: $5 

 

Promotional Presentation:

Alex BartlettStericycle

Educational Presentation:

 

Shabbir Imber Safdar, Executive Director, The Partnership for Safe Medicines

 

Title

Counterfeit Drugs in America 2018: Fake pills, real deaths.

Need
The pharmaceutical supply chain in America is the most secure in the world, but it has significant vulnerabilities. Five years ago, nearly a thousand different oncology practices in America were discovered doing business with a black market drug wholesaler out of Canada. Samples of their product seized in America were found to be counterfeits containing nothing but saline and mold. Over the past 24 months, counterfeit medications containing deadly quantities of fentanyl or its derivatives have been found in forty three states across America with confirmed deaths due to them in at least sixteen, including the musician Prince.

As the market for pharmaceuticals becomes more global, pharmacists need to have a detailed understanding of how the pharmaceutical supply chain is secured in order to protect both their patients from counterfeit or substandard medication as well as their pharmacies and themselves from liability that arises from handling them.

 

Desired State Of Practice
In order to protect patients from substandard or counterfeit medication, they need to understand how to check the licenses of a pharmacy or pharmaceutical wholesaler. They need to understand how the secure supply chain works and how criminals subvert it. Both pharmacies and pharmacy techs will learn how to talk to patients about how to save money safely on medications without breaking the secure supply chain.


Three Learning Objectives for Pharmacists or Pharmacy Techs

  •  Identify three recent incidents of counterfeits in America and how they reached patients through a break in the secure supply chain. Understand how black market distributors circumvent the supply chain protections and what measures they are capable of.
  • Understand how to identify the warning signs of a counterfeit distributor or counterfeit medication. Understand the risks to the patient, pharmacist, and pharmacy of handling suspect medications. 
  • Learn how to talk to patients about the risk of circumventing the secure supply chain and how to save money safely on medications.

To cancel, contact Jeneane Acker via email at info@mepshp.com AT LEAST 24 hours prior to the meeting.
 
Amedco is an approved by the Accrediation Council on Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education that complies with the Criteria for Quality for continuing pharmaceutical education programming. This program ACPE Program ID is acceptable for 1 hour (0.1 CEU) of continuing education credit in states that recognize ACPE Providers. Statements of completion of continuing pharmaceutical education will indicate date, hours and CEUs of the program based on the participant’s attendance. After the live CE, attendees must complete a continuing pharmaceutical education evaluation on-line to receive continuing education credit


 

 

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