Opioid Crisis: the Drug Enforcement Administration Perspective


Two out of three drug overdose deaths involve an opioid, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. This timely seminar presented by the Drug Enforcement Administration is intended to help medical professionals understand critical issues that include prescription fraud, drug diversion, current drug trends, and administrative, civil, and criminal penalties.

Course ID #: TDS 190432 Issue Date: 08/01/19 Expiration Date: 08/01/20


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Recognize some controlled substance prescription red flags.
  • Discuss the requirements of a prescription.
  • Apply reporting requirements for a theft or loss.
  • Identify the pharmacist’s corresponding responsibility.


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.


Daniel McCormick, Group Supervisor, Denver Field Division, U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration

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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