Progressive Huddle: DEA Controlled Substances – Tracking and Diversion Prevention

Gregory Tertes, R.Ph.
Pharmacist Consultant
ASC Pharmacist Consultants, Inc. 

Do you have a controlled substance diversion issue at your facility?

Every facility says emphatically, “No.”  The thing about diversion is that if we new about it, we’d stop it.  The best way to ensure you do not have an issue is to track these medications carefully, and to close as many loopholes as possible.  This talk will cover best practices in tracking DEA controlled substances through your facility and several examples of how staff diverting medications occurred even with systems in place.

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