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1 Prescription Drug Abuse Prevention California State Board of Pharmacy

2 Stan Weisser, R.Ph. President California State Board of Pharmacy

3 Statutory Mandate Protection of the public shall be the highest priority for the California State Board of Pharmacy in exercising its licensing, regulatory, and disciplinary functions. Whenever the protection of the public is inconsistent with other interests sought to be promoted, the protection of the public shall be paramount. California Business and Professions Code section

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5 Precedential Decision

6 It’s The Law Corresponding Responsibility Red Flags

7 Prosecution

8 Most Frequently Lost Hydrocodone products Oxycontin Alprazolam Promethazine & Codeine

9 2013 Drug Losses

10 Who Is Stealing? Pharmacy technicians Clerks Delivery drivers Pharmacists Robbers Burglars

11 Educating Pharmacists 17 % of pharmacists registered with CURES DEA presentation at pharmacy board January meeting Joint Educational programs with DEA – 4 held last July – 2 held this January

12 Educating Consumers New public service announcement Click Here For Video

13 Educating Consumers Website page Videos Free, downloadable materials Website links

14 Ongoing Work Provide materials to educate pharmacists and the public – Public Service Announcements – Videos – Brochures – Media outreach – Subscriber alerts Communication & Public Education Committee

15 Ongoing Work Mission Promote prevention and treatment of prescription drug abuse - particularly controlled substances Provide education to practitioners and the public on prescription drug misuse Optimize the widespread use of tools such as CURES Meeting presenters San Diego Task Force CURES County of Orange Health Care Agency: Orange County Coalition Placer County Youth Coalition NEXT MEETING: May 28 in San Diego Prescription Drug Abuse Subcommittee


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