Continuing Education: Prescribing Controlled Substances

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Mercer University College of Pharmacy offers an interactive online course, Appropriate Prescribing of Controlled Substances, designed to update physicians and dentists with the latest knowledge and skills in this crucial area. This program has received the approval of the Composite State Board of Medical Examiners, fulfilling the requirements for an “appropriate prescribing” mini-residency for practitioners seeking to reinstate their professional licenses.

Note: At the present time, no continuing medical education credits are available for this program.

Who should attend?

  • Physicians and dentists seeking to upgrade their clinical skills in prescribing drugs and chemical substances with high abuse potential.
  • Professionals treating or rehabilitating substance abusers.
  • Practitioners at risk for being targeted by drug-seekers.
  • Individuals seeking reinstatement of their professional licenses.

What will you learn?

  • Gain in-depth knowledge of relevant factors associated with drug misuse and abuse, including the etiology of dependence.
  • Explore the clinical pharmacology and therapeutic use of controlled substances including stimulants, anabolic steroids, appetite suppressants, opiates, sedative-hypnotics, anxiolytics, and ethanol.
  • Learn to recognize the physical and behavioral characteristics associated with substance abuse.
  • Master the legal basis of state and federal drug control policies, ensuring compliant prescribing, use, and dispensing of controlled substances.

Program highlights:

  • Continuous availability: Register at your convenience (except during University holidays).
  • Convenient access: Requires only internet access and an email account.
  • Completion certificate: Receive official recognition for your successful program completion.

Cost: $2,250

For more information or to register for this course, please contact or at (678) 547-6174.