The University of Findlay to Host Presentation on the Pill Mill Law
The University of Findlay’s College of Pharmacy will host a presentation at 4 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 12, in Winebrenner Theological Seminary. “House Bill 93 – The ‘Pill Mill’ Law: How Will it Impact Health Care Providers and Patient Care?” will be presented by Danna Droz, R.Ph., J.D., administrator, prescription monitoring, Ohio State Board of Pharmacy.
The presentation is part of the College of Pharmacy’s Grand Rounds continuing education offerings for health care providers. There is no cost to attend; anyone who is interested in this topic is welcome.
Ohio House Bill 93 (Pill Mill bill), was signed into law by Governor Kasich on Friday, May 20, 2011, in an effort to combat prescription drug abuse by reducing the prevalence of pill mills. The new law enhances the computerized Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS) to help identify extensive prescription drug use. It also limits prescribers’ abilities to personally furnish certain drugs, improves licensing of and law enforcement involving pain management clinics and develops a statewide prescription medication ‘take-back’ program.
Accidental drug overdose by prescription drugs is the leading cause of accidental death in Ohio, surpassing car crashes, a fact that makes this topic relevant to anyone who uses prescription drugs.
For more information, contact the College of Pharmacy at 419-434-6610.
This activity has been approved for 1.0 contract hour CPE credit (including Pharmacy State Board Approved Jurisprudence) and AMA PRA Category 1 credit™.