About This Initiative

Diversion of controlled substances is a genuine threat to all health systems in the United States, and pharmacists play a key role in opioid decision-making, specifically with respect to selecting products and dosage forms and managing waste and disposal. Through live and on-demand educational activities, this initiative provides pharmacists with strategies to engage key stakeholders within health systems to promote a culture of awareness, evaluate opioid-related processes, optimize medication use and eliminate unnecessary waste, and strive for continuous improvement.

On-demand Activity

Wasted Efforts: Engaging Key Stakeholders to Optimize Health System Drug Disposal and Prevent Diversion

This 1.5-hour on-demand activity provides pharmacists with strategies for engaging key stakeholders in implementing best practices for detecting and managing drug diversion in the health system.

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Ask the Experts On-demand Activity

Ask the Experts: Establishing a Value Proposition for a Comprehensive Controlled Substances Diversion Program

In this 1-hour educational activity, experts discuss the key principles in establishing a comprehensive controlled substance diversion program. Discussion will include principles of generating a return on investment when developing a controlled substance diversion prevention program, developing a strategy to demonstrate the value of the program, and identifying key multidisciplinary members to be involved in a drug diversion prevention program in a hospital or health system. 

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Engaging the Experts Podcast

Controlled Substances Diversion: Creating a Value Proposition for All
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Expert Insight Commentaries

Back to Basics: Perspectives from a CRNA on Preventing Drug Diversion
Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA
How can healthcare providers make a difference in preventing drug diversion and substance abuse? How can we make a positive impact? Education is the first step in prevention.

Mitigating Drug Diversion in Ambulatory Procedural Areas
Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA

In order to prevent drug diversion in ambulatory settings pharmacy leaders must adapt their oversight to the changing practices of healthcare delivery.