The Diversion and Abuse of Pharmaceutical Controlled Substances


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 (DEA) will address critical issues that include prescription fraud, drug diversion, and management of patients on chronic opioid therapy.

Course ID #: TDS 190443 Issue Date: 08/01/19 Expiration Date: 08/01/20


After completing this activity, learners will be able to:

  • Describe the DEA’s Diversion Control Division and its 360 Strategy.
  • Report on the opioid epidemic, methods of diversion, and fentanyl’s role in overdose deaths to your colleagues.
  • Locate DEA resources to manage frequently asked questions related to practices with controlled substances.


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.


Kevin Tripp, Diversion Investigator, 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.


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

Complies with State Requirements

RCW 48.22.080 Health care liability risk management training program. Effective July 1, 1994, a casualty insurer’s issuance of a new medical malpractice policy or renewal of an existing medical malpractice policy to a physician or other independent health care practitioner shall be conditioned upon that practitioner’s participation in, and completion of, an insurer-designed health care liability risk management training program once every three years.

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