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January 21, 2019 Article 20 min listen
In this podcast, you’ll learn about controlled substance regulatory compliance, the major risks of drug diversion and abuse, and how to build and implement a robust prevention plan.

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Know the risks of drug diversion and create a prevention plan

Drug diversion and abuse create significant risks for healthcare organizations that prescribe, store, and/or dispense controlled substances. As the opioid crisis continues to make headlines in the healthcare industry, all controlled substance providers are under heightened scrutiny by the DEA, FDA, Joint Commission, and their state regulators. Swati Ayyagari, JD, Senior Healthcare Regulatory Consultant at Plante Moran, and Zach Samples, PharmD, a licensed pharmacist, discuss how controlled substance compliance and drug diversion prevention is imperative for healthcare organizations. This podcast covers the following topics related to risk, compliance, and prevention:

Topics covered include:

  • An overview of the DEA’s Controlled Substances Act, including drug schedules (or categories) and regulatory requirements
  • Major legal and safety risks of drug diversion and abuse for both patients and healthcare workers
  • Best practices for compliance and eliminating risk through a comprehensive drug diversion and abuse prevention plan