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The Senior Care Pharmacy Quick Reference Guide to the Controlled Substances Act - 5/pack


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Co-developed by the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists and MED-PASS.


The go-to source to help pharmacists understand the Controlled Substances Act, how it and associated regulations apply to various senior care practice settings and how to maintain compliance.

Senior care practice settings addressed include distribution from the pharmacy as well as consultants working in long-term care and assisted living. Also discussed are variances in regulations between retail pharmacy and long-term care as well as best practices. 


The extensive list of topics in this manual includes:

  • Pharmacy Control of Controlled Substances
  • Operational Definitions
  • Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (includes Role of Authorized Agents)
  • Schedules II-V Controlled Substances
  • Prescription Special Topics (includes automated dispensing systems, central fill, treatment of pain, mailed prescriptions, emergency kits)
  • Standard Operating Procedures – Training and Compliance Guide
  • Pharmacy Records and Inventories (includes electronic prescription record keeping)
  • Transfer and Disposal
  • Pharmacy Security and Reporting Theft or Loss
  • Dispensing Liability
  • Controlled Substance Applications in Assisted Living Facilities
  • And much more - see the full Table of Contents


Appendices and Additional Resources include:

  • Sample documentation:
    • Sample Agency Agreement - Recommended Written Authorization of an Agent
    • Affidavit for a New Pharmacy
    • Affidavit for Transfer of Pharmacy
  • Guidelines:
    • Guidelines for Emergency Kits in Long-Term Care Facilities
    • How to Dispose of Unused Medications 
    • Guidelines for Completing DEA Form 106
    • Pharmacist's Guide to Prescription Fraud 
  • Reference:
    • Important Internet Resources 
    • Summary of Controlled Substances Act Requirements
    • Equivalency Tables for Ephedrine, Pseudoephedrine, Phenylpropanolamine

Bonus Feature - Update Coverage for a Year

Controlled Substances Act changes, corrections or clarifications - no problem. For the first year after purchase of this manual, any needed updates to the manual will be provided via email at no additional charge.

  • Regulatory sources cited for each guidance topic 
  • Convenient pocket size format (5 1/2" x 8 1/2")
  • Sold in packs of 5


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Additional Info
Format Saddle stitched book
Unit Package of 5
Size 5
Published Revised June 2012

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