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Critical Issues in Independent Pharmacy Seminar

February 10, 2008 - Makoy Center - Hilliard, OH

Sunday, February 10, 2008
Makoy Center
5462 Center Street
Hilliard, Ohio 43026

The American Pharmacy Services Corporation (APSC) provided major financial support for this continuing education program targeted specifically to Independent Pharmacists. 

Independent pharmacists are facing major changes in legislation that will impact our future. The move to AMP (average manufacturer price) is being fought in Congress, and you must know the latest information. Legislation to allow you to negotiate contracts has been moving in Congress, and state legislation to allow you to participate in all contracts is receiving strong support. This session will give you the latest information on all these issues. You also will learn the latest on DME accreditation for Medicare, how to protect your pharmacy from robbery/drug diversion, and about drug-induced nutrient depletions. If you are interested in independent pharmacy, this program is for you.

Registration Fee

OPA Member$89

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8:30 a.m.Registration and Continental Breakfast
9:00 a.m.Ohio/Federal Government Affairs Update
Ernest Boyd, R.Ph., CAE

10:10 a.m.

How to Stop Pharmaceutical Diversion and Protect Your Pharmacy
Detective Dennis Luken
11:40 a.m.Networking Lunch
12:45 p.m.DMEPOS Accreditation: The Basics for Pharmacy Retailers
Harry Lattanzio, R.Ph.
1:55 p.m.Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions
Alan Simon, R.Ph.
3:30 p.m. Adjournment

Program Descriptions

Ohio/Federal Government Affairs Update
Ernest Boyd, R.Ph., CAE, OPA Executive Director & Lobbyist
Both the U.S. Congress and the Ohio legislature have addressed many issues of critical interest to independent pharmacy this year. Learn the very latest on where the legislation is going, and how it will impact you. AMP, freedom of access, and contract negotiation will be among the issues covered.
ACPE # 129-000-08-014-L04 -P 0.1 CEU

How to Stop Pharmaceutical Diversion and Protect Your Pharmacy
Dennis M. Luken, Detective, Warren County (Ohio) Drug Task Force
Pharmacists are increasingly concerned about drug diversion and safety in the workplace. This presentation will provide information on how to identify fraudulent prescriptions and methods to prevent pharmaceutical diversion. Our speaker will also provide information on how to enhance the security measures of your pharmacy to reduce the likelihood of being a victim of a robbery or breaking & entering. Information on the benefits and access to the OARRS prescription monitoring program will also be included.
ACPE # 129-000-08-015-L04-P 0.15 CEU

DMEPOS Accreditation: The Basics for Pharmacy Retailers
Harry Lattanzio, R.Ph., President, PRS Pharmacy Services
The rules have changed for DME in Medicare, and you need to know how to deal with those changes. What certification do I need to sell durable medical equipment, such as wheelchairs and walkers? What if I only sell glucometers and strips? This program will answer many of your questions on the new regulations, provide considerations of the financial impact to your business, and give you sources for accreditation.
ACPE # 129-000-08-016-L04 -P 0.1 CEU

Drug-Induced Nutrient Depletions
Alan Simon, R.Ph., Owner, Simon's Prospect Apothecary, Prospect, KY
Many of the side effects from drug therapy may not be directly due to the drug itself, but rather are a result of nutritional deficiencies that are caused by the drug over time. This session will review the mechanisms responsible for the depletion of nutrients, the clinical significance of drug-induced nutrient depletions, and how they can negatively affect the status of nutrients in the body.
ACPE # 129-000-08-017-L01-P 0.15 CEU

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Continuing Education Credit
This meeting is targeted to independent pharmacists and offers up to five contact hours (0.5 CEU) of continuing pharmacy education credit. The continuing education for this program is coordinated by the Ohio Pharmacists Foundation (OPF).

To receive continuing pharmacy education credit, you must fill out the CE form indicating programs attended. Sign, date, and return it to the OPA staff or office. Statements of CE credit will be mailed within four weeks of the seminar.

Learning objectives for the continuing pharmacy education programs are now available: $$Link
2008 APSC Seminar Learning Objectives

The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Faculty Disclosure: The Ohio Pharmacists Foundation adheres to ACCME Standards regarding industry support of continuing medical education. Disclosure of faculty and commercial support relationships will be made known at the activity. Speakers are also expected to openly disclose intent to discuss any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs, devices, or equipment in their presentations.

Driving directions and a list of area hotels will be included with your confirmation letter upon receipt of your registration.

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