How is the continuing education community addressing prescription drug abuse?

Published Date: 
November 22, 2013

The CE community addresses prescription drug abuse in many ways. One way is by developing and presenting education that is explicitly part of the RPC-funded ER/LA Opioid Analgesics REMS that meets all the specific REMS requirements.  Another way is through the activities offered by accredited CE providers on a wide range of important topics to educate healthcare professionals about  prescription drug safety, and drug abuse prevention, intervention, and treatment. As is always the case, accredited providers design activities to address the professional practice gaps and educational needs of their learners. Activities that are not REMS-compliant may or may not receive commercial support and are not funded by the RPC. These activities may be REMS-related accredited CE as they meet some but not all of the requirements established by the FDA in its definition of a REMS-compliant CE activity. (See the definitions of REMS-compliant and REMS-related activities.)


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