Opioid Prescriptions: Are Yours for a Legitimate Medical Purpose?


Two out of three drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This timely seminar will address critical issues that include provider considerations and prescribing risks in the current opioid environment, drug diversion issues, and management of patients receiving chronic opioid therapy.

Course ID #: TDS 190472 Issue Date: 08/08/19 Expiration Date: 08/08/20


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize the scale and scope of prescription drug abuse in the United States and locally.
  • Understand the type of prescribing practices that could lead to licensing and administrative sanctions or criminal charges.
  • Identify risk factors that may lead to prescription drug abuse.
  • Develop strategies to educate patients concerning pain management.


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.


The information and guidelines contained in this activity are generalized and may not apply to all practice situations. We recommend that legal advice be obtained from a qualified attorney for specific application to your practice. The information is intended for educational purposes and should be used as a reference guide only.


Terrence S. Jones, Founding Partner, Quane Jones McColl, PLLC

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 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.


The Doctors Company is an ADA CERP Recognized Provider. ADA CERP is a service of the American Dental Association to assist dental professionals in identifying quality providers of continuing dental education. ADA CERP does not approve or endorse individual courses or instructors, nor does it imply acceptance of credit hours by boards of dentistry. Concerns or complaints about a CE provider may be directed to the provider or to ADA CERP at ADA.org/CERP.

The Doctors Company designates this activity for 1.0 continuing education credit.

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