Essential Elements of Prescription Analgesic Compounding

A University of Florida College of Pharmacy accredited Practice-based Activity

Registration and Contact Information:

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Activity Description

Compounding analgesic therapies and formulations present particular issues and challenges to the compounding pharmacist. The Practice-based activity will provide compounding pharmacists with the opportunity to enhance their competency as it relates to the many therapeutic options used in analgesic therapies.

Having been presented with a prescription indicating a need for a compounded medication, the participating pharmacist will use uniquely designed patient assessment tools, select appropriate delivery systems for the specific analgesics and nutritional supplements prescribed, and then monitor patient progress. During this process the participant will have learned how to relate drug mechanisms of action to physiological and pathophysiological pathways responsible for the elicitation of a pain response, how to conduct a patient needs analysis and then work with physicians to provide pharmacist expertise with respect to the therapeutic, concomitant adjuvant, and lifestyle and behavior modification options available to the physician. Finally, participants will apply monitoring tools and strategies to maintain patient compliance with prescribed analgesic initiatives. Case work will be documented and clinical findings recorded in a formal manner for purposes of confidential communication, record keeping and  statistical analysis.


Activity Offerings

The following dates represent activities offered for this activity in the 2016 calendar year:

November 19th – 20th in New York, NY

The following dates represent activities offered for this activity in the 2017 calendar year:

February 18th – 19th in Vancouver, BC
April 22nd – 23rd in Toronto, ON


Intended Audience

Pharmacists engaged in prescription analgesic compounding.

American Physicians : Physicians, on their own accord, may assess this activity for its educational value and learning experience in order to determine if this activity is appropriate for claiming AMA PRA Category 2 Credits™ under the American Medical Association’s; The Physician’s Recognition Award and Credit System.

Canadian Physicians : Physicians of the College of Family Physicians of Canada (CFPC) may be able to self-claim Mainpro-M2 credits for self-directed or non- CFPC-accredited learning activities; i.e.: Programs that are not Mainpro-M1 or Mainpro-C accredited.


Activity Design

A live event with case studies and competency assessment.


Overall Learning Objectives of Live Activity

  • Learn compounding principles and techniques of analgesic formulation-related delivery systems.
  • Learn a novel targeting approach to physiological and pathophysiological pathways.
  • Explain physiological and biochemical features of signal transmission and transduction.
  • Describe deleterious signal elicitation and subsequent excitation, inhibition, cessation and modulation though analgesic therapy.
  • Understand the various routes of delivery, delivery systems, dosage forms and dispensing mechanisms used in analgesic therapy, adjunct therapy, supplementation and specific aspects of lifestyle management.
  • Explain therapeutic alternatives for specific classifications related to analgesic therapy; specifically formulations which may be prescribed or used by the physician in the treatment of nociception, neuropathology, neuromas, centralization, direct and indirect consequences of vascular deprivation, neural budding and plasticity.
  • Enhance patient safety by integrating comprehensive patient assessment chart data; includes prior medical history, familial history, differential diagnoses, lifestyle behaviors, signs and symptoms, laboratory test results, and analgesic-related medication, adjunct pharmacotherapeutic and supplementation treatments.


Activity Facilitators

Ken Speidel, RPh, BS Pharm., PharmD; Associate Professor, University of Findlay, College of Pharmacy
Independent industry consultant to organizations in North America and Senior Associate for; Gates Healthcare Associates and Health System Consulting Group;
Specialty Training in Functional Medicine, Endocrinology, Pain Management and Aseptic compounding; Surveyor and Standards Committee member for PCAB.


Participant Completion Requirements

Full attendance and the completion of an activity evaluation are a compulsory requirement to achieve credit for the live event.


Declarations and Disclosures

The University of Florida College of Pharmacy believes it is important for the reader to be aware of relevant affiliations and financial relationships regarding the development, design and facilitation of this activity and its financial supporter and the financial supporter’s affiliates.

This activity has been approved by  the University of Florida College of Pharmacy and is independent of any known bias, prejudice or commercial interest. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has requested that LP3 Network Inc. assist with the marketing of this activity. LP3 Network Inc. is an independent corporation. LP3 Network Inc. has an established agreement with MEDISCA Inc. ensuring that it has no influence on LP3 Network Inc. as it relates to activity offerings.



This activity is accredited by the University of Florida College of Pharmacy in accordance with ACPE Standards for Quality and Interpretive Guidelines. The University of Florida College of Pharmacy has allocated 25 hours of continuing education credit (2.5 CEUs) to this Knowledge and Practice-based activity. The UAN for the home study (9 hours) is 0012-9999-16-281-H04-P. Home study UAN approval dates are 3/29/16-3/29/19. The UAN for the live 16 hours) is 0012-9999-16-282-L04-P. Live UAN approval dates are  6/10/16-6/30/2017.


Food and Beverage

As a matter of activity programming, meals and refreshments during live activities have been provided by LP3 Network Inc.


Cancellation and Refund Policy

A written request must be sent to LP3 Network Inc. requesting a ‘Cancellation without Transfer’ to an alternate live activity event date. If cancellation occurs at greater than or equal to 31 days from the live activity event date, then the registrant will receive a 75% refund; 15-30 days is a 50% refund; and less than or equal to 14 days will result in no refund.


Transfer Policy

The transfer policy is only in effect if requested greater than or equal to 14 days prior to original live activity event date. Failure to submit the “Transfer Request” at least 14 days prior to original live activity event date will default to the “Cancellation and Refund Policy”. The transfer policy can only be applied one (1) time. Transfer to a new live activity event date must be within the current calendar year. Failure to attend the new live activity event will result in no refund and will no longer be transferable. Confirmation of the new activity date is subject to approval by LP3 Network Inc. based on the number of available seats within the selected live activity event.


Hotel Accommodations

Special rates for hotel accommodations have been arranged for activity participants. Payment for hotel accommodations is at the expense of the activity participant.


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