Medical and Pharmacy Boards' Joint Forum to Promote Appropriate Prescribing and Dispensing

Prescription drug abuse and the resulting deaths are something the Board recognizes as an issue that must be given the utmost priority. The Board wants to provide education to its licensees and the public in an effort to prevent prescription drug abuse. To that end, the Board, in collaboration with the Pharmacy Board, held a “Joint Forum to Promote Appropriate Prescribing and Dispensing” for all interested parties on February 21-22, 2013.

The Forum focused on 1) the problem, including inappropriate prescribing, inappropriate security of drugs, etc; 2) the responsible parties, including prescribers, dispensers, patients, and regulators/law enforcement; and 3) the solutions, including education, enforcement, and necessary tools (CURES).

The following materials are from the Forum and include presentation materials that were approved for distribution. To view the PowerPoint presentation click on the presenter’s name. To view the live presentation click on the video icon.

Thursday, February 21, 2013:

Friday, February 22, 2013: