Module Six: CURES (Innovations for Smart Approaches in Safe Prescribing)


In this program a review of this electronic database for Schedule II, III, IV, V controlled substance prescriptions dispensed in California. Will review the time requirements involved when dispensing information needs to be reported - a controlled substance is released to the patient or patient's representative. This module will examine how non-DEA licensed physicians and surgeon practitioners can access CURES data. This module consists of four audio-filled videos. To successfully complete this course, you need to achieve a passing score of 80% in the Post-Test questions.

Course ID #: TJE 231295.0 Issue Date: 7/5/2023 Expiration Date: 7/5/2026

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Access the available tools CURES 2.0 database.
  • Apply the newest updates made to the 2.0 CURES database.
  • Recognize how dispensers report prescription dispensation data to the DOJ.

Course Developers

Roneet Lev, MD, FACEP, Emergency and Addiction Medicine, Scripps Mercy Hospital Emergency
Johanna Lackner, MPH, MSW, Senior Director, Continuing Professional Development, Department of Patient Safety and Risk Management, The Doctors Company

Continuing Education Credit

The Doctors Company is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical educational activities for physicians.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditTM. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of The Doctors Company and Champions for Health. The Doctors Company is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

No individual in a position to control or influence the content of this activity has reported relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. No commercial support was provided for this activity.


This program is being offered for informational and educational purposes only from a Patient Safety Risk Management perspective and does not constitute legal advice. Laws vary from state to state, actual clinical situations often involve subtle differences and nuances from program scenarios or recommendations, and the recommendations provided in this activity may not apply to all practice situations. In complex circumstances, which present significant potential for an adverse event or litigation, TDC and the faculty recommend you consult directly with your corporate or personal counsel for professional legal guidance. 

Complies with State Requirements

Please SEE the Federation of State Medical Boards overview of Continuing Medical Education requirements by State. 

Technical Requirements

The activity is best experienced using the most current browser: Firefox, Chrome, Safari, or Microsoft Edge. Internet Explorer is not supported on this platform. All activities featuring audio must have a speaker. To view graphic images and references that appear in separate "pop-up" windows, JavaScript and session cookies must be enabled on your computer. Adobe Acrobat Reader may be required for certain activities.

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