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Protect Your Pharmacy and Your License, While Caring for Pain Patients

Saturday, June 25, 2005, Kings Island Resort & Conference Center

Saturday, June 25, 2005
Kings Island Resort & Conference Center
5691 Kings Island Drive
Kings Island, Ohio 45034-0906


Pain is often referred to as the “fifth vital sign.” As a pharmacist, it is your duty to ensure that patients in pain have reasonable access to the medications they need to provide relief. It is also crucial to protect yourself, your pharmacy, and your license from those persons who try to obtain prescription analgesic medications illegally. Pharmacy robbery suspects have admitted to police that they look for “soft” targets to rob.

This seminar is designed to help you
1) perform a self-inspection of the physical security of your pharmacy;
2) “harden” your pharmacy against robbers and burglars;
3) be a good witness when working with law enforcement; and
4) improve your ability to care for pain patients while complying with state and federal laws.

This seminar provides seven contact hours (0.7 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education, including one hour (0.1 CEU) of Board of Pharmacy approved Ohio jurisprudence credit. Register today and take advantage of this important learning opportunity! There are lots of local attractions in the area! Bring your family and enjoy a fun weekend!

Schedule at a Glance

8:30 a.m.Registration

9:00 a.m.Scope of the Drug Diversion Problem - Detective Dennis Luken

9:30 a.m.Pharmacy Robbery: What You Should Know - Special Agent Rusty Loran, Sergeant Craig Robison, Detective Mike Vaughn

11:10 a.mBreak

11:25 a.m.RxPATROL™: Lessons Learned, Security Practices, and Devices - Captain Richard Conklin

12:15 p.m.Lunch

1:15 p.m.Protect your Pharmacy: Forgeries, Scams, and Drug Diversion - Sergeant Bill Stivers

2:05 p.m.The Inappropriate Prescriber: A Case Study - Robert Goldstein, Esq. and Investigator Ken Karp

2:55 p.m.Break

3:10 p.m.Should I Dispense This? - Deanna Maynard, Pharm.D.

4:00 p.m.Review of the Ohio Criminal Drug Code as it Pertains to the Health Care Professional - Ann Abele, R.Ph.

5:00 p.m.Adjournment

Scope of the Drug Diversion Problem
Detective Dennis Luken, Warren County, Ohio Drug Task Force
This is an introduction to the extent of prescription drug diversion and will also give participants an appreciation for the “street value” of certain prescription drugs.

Pharmacy Robbery: What You Should Know
Special Agent Rusty Loran, Federal Bureau of Investigation
Sergeant Craig Robison, New Haven, Indiana Police Department
Detective Mike Vaughn, Allen County, Indiana Police Department

This session will cover the modus operandi of the pharmacy robber, how to anticipate and be prepared for a pharmacy robbery, tips for increasing the chances of law enforcement obtaining physical evidence at the crime scene, and how to survive a robbery while still being a good witness.
ACPE # 129-000-05-043-L040.2 CEU

RxPATROL™: Lessons Learned, Security Practices, and Devices
Captain Richard Conklin, Stamford (CT) Police Department and President of Talon Consulting
This session details common characteristics of pharmacy robbers and burglars and how to deter these persons from targeting your pharmacy. Our speaker will also address how to conduct a security assessment of your pharmacy based on reports to RxPATROL™.
ACPE # 129-000-05-044-L040.1 CEU

Protect Your Pharmacy: Forgeries, Scams, and Drug Diversion
Sergeant Bill Stivers, Louisville, KY Metro Police Department, Prescription Drug Squad
This session will be a course in how to recognize persons obtaining controlled substances by fraud and deception, especially through forgeries, alterations and fraudulent call-in prescriptions.
ACPE# 129-000-05-045-L04 0.1 CEU

The Inappropriate Prescriber: A Case Study
Robert Goldstein, Esq., Special Assistant, New York State Attorney General Office
Ken Karp, Investigator, New York State Attorney General Office

This case study expands the process of evidence gathering in cases of inappropriate prescribing and also touches upon prosecution and evidentiary issues involving the inappropriate prescriber.
ACPE # 129-000-05-046-L040.1 CEU

Should I Dispense This?
Deanna Maynard, Pharm.D., BCPS, Medical Liaison, Purdue Pharma L.P.
Pharmacists are often faced with the question, “Is this prescription for a legitimate purpose?” This session will provide pharmacists with a systematic approach to evaluating the merits of an analgesic prescription. Discussions will focus on legal requirements, current standards of care, dose response relationships of various analgesics, and effective communication skills necessary to properly manage pain therapy.
ACPE # 129-000-05-047-L010.1 CEU

Review of the Ohio Criminal Drug Code as it Pertains to the Health Care Professional
Ann Abele, R.Ph., MBA, Compliance Specialist, Ohio Board of Pharmacy
This session will review the sections of the Ohio Revised Code dealing with theft, forgery, illegal processing of drug documents, and deception to obtain dangerous drugs. A new rule effective February 1, 2005 regarding prescription processing and corresponding responsibility will also be discussed. Each law and rule discussed will be followed by examples of investigative cases. This program has been approved by the State Board of Pharmacy for 0.1 CEU of Ohio jurisprudence CE credit.
ACPE # 129-000-05-048-L03 0.1 CEU

This program is funded in part by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma L.P.

Continuing Education Credit

This conference is targeted to pharmacists and law enforcement officials. The continuing education for pharmacists for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation. As part of its mission, the Foundation provides continuing education programs designed for pharmacists to address the daily issues of pharmacy.

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended. Sign, date, and return it to the OPA staff or office. Your statement of CE credit will be mailed to you within four weeks.

$$Link,, Protect Your Pharmacy Program Learning Objectives$$ (PDF File: 55K)

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Hotel Information
The Kings Island Resort is located off I-71, in Mason, Ohio, directly across the street from Paramount’s Kings Island Amusement Park. Room Rate: $129 plus tax per night. Reservations can be made by calling 513.398.0115 or 800.727.3050. Reservation requests after June 3, 2005 are subject to availability.

Local Attractions
Paramount’s Kings Island Amusement Park is Ohio’s premier theme park featuring rides and attractions for all ages. Discount tickets are available at the hotel desk. Other nearby attractions include The Beach Waterpark, Cincinnati Railway Co./Lebanon Station, The Dude Ranch, Lebanon Raceway, and three great golf courses. Check out for more information.


Requests for refunds, less $10 administrative fee will be honored if received by 6/15/05.

Registration fee for pharmacists is $25. Fee includes admission to all CE programs, handout materials, lunch, breaks, and CE statement of credit.

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