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The Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances

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ACPE Universal Activity Number 

Brian A. Kahan, R.Ph., J.D.

CE Hours


Dates Available

Activity Type



This 2 hour program complies with the mandatory continuing education requirements of Florida Board of Pharmacy’s Administrative Rule 64B16-27.831 and includes information to facilitate pharmacists’ use of sound professional judgment when dispensing controlled substances.



  • Explain the importance of access to controlled substances for all patients with a valid prescription;
  • Review and recognize proper use of the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program’s Database;
  • Identify and describe the methodology for determining the validity of prescriptions for controlled substances;
  • State and identify the laws and rules related to the prescribing and dispensing of controlled substances.
  • Describe best practices for the assessment of prescriptions for appropriate therapeutic value


Course Completion Requirements

Must watch the video, read the provided pdf document on prescription drug aversion, pass the exam with a score of at least 70%, and complete course evaluation. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy will report CPE credit to CPE Monitor and CE Broker when applicable. If you would like a paper statement of credit, you may print it from your NABP e-profile.



This course received no outside funding support.


Computer Requirements

Supported Browsers: Because it’s built using web standards, Canvas runs on Windows, Mac, Linux, iOS, Android, or any other device with a modern web browser. Canvas supports the most recent versions of Flash and popular web browsers:

  • Internet Explorer 10 and 11
  • Chrome 42 and 43
  • Safari 7 and 8
  • Firefox 37 and 38 (Extended Releases are not supported)
  • Flash 16 and 17 (for recording or viewing audio/video and uploading files)
  • Respondus Lockdown Browser(supporting the latest system requirements)

Required Components: Flash is required in several places in Canvas: media recording/streaming and viewing as well as uploading files to a course or an assignment. Other than these features, Flash is not required to use most areas of Canvas. The Java plug-in is required for screen sharing in Conferences.

Internet Connection: A broadband Internet connection is strongly recommended. Slower connections should still be able to access e-Learning, but will take longer to load. A wired Ethernet connection is more dependable for test-taking than a wireless connection. Special Note about Satellite service: Some users with satellite Internet service may find their online courses do not load quickly or consistently due to satellite network design issues.



This course  in its entirety is copyrighted by RxLaw and may not be duplicated or reproduced for any other purpose without specific written permission.



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