California Pharmacy Law and Ethics Summit

California pharmacy laws are increasingly specific and stringent making it challenging to keep abreast of the latest requirements.  The 2018 California Pharmacy Law summit brings together notable experts on law, ethics, and the opioid epidemic to assist pharmacists in complying with the law and making ethical decisions to positively impact patient care.  As a practicing pharmacist or pharmacy business owner, you’ll want to hear these practical recommendations for improving drug safety, storage, record-keeping and implementing new regulations.

Audience: Pharmacists and Pharmacy business owners interested in making sure their pharmacies meet or exceed legal and ethical requirements for pharmacy practice in California.

Goal: To provide specific updates on legislation guiding safe and ethical California pharmacy practice including opioid dispensing, marijuana distribution, and the prevention of Board of Pharmacy actions.

When: Sunday, August 19th from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

Credit: Earn 6 hours of continuing education credit at this live seminar

Learning Objectives:

  1. Integrate the requirements and responsibilities of pharmacists under the Advanced Practice Pharmacy Act to pharmacy operations.
  2. Apply law changes and newer responsibilities for pharmacists engaged in compounding to a pharmacy workflow.
  3. Given a patient vignette, replicate the requirements associated with the Prescription Drug Take-Back Program.
  4. Interpret the newer addendums to the laws that affect prescription price discounts, creating tele-pharmacies, prescription labeling, auxiliary labeling, and controlled substances.
  5. Given a citation from the Board of Pharmacy, generate an appropriate response based on enforcement actions.
  6. Given a patient case vignette, interpret specific laws and regulations that guide the Board’s enforcement actions.
  7. Evaluate a given practice for risk areas subject to enforcement actions.
  8. Interpret the rationale and impact of recent regulations for medical cannabis and adult use marijuana on pharmacy practice.
  9. Assess the impact of the current national marijuana landscape, political climate, and the California marijuana industry on pharmacy practices.
  10. Given a patient vignette, assess pharmacists’ risk and liability for medical marijuana dispensing activities.
  11. Analyze the major influences and trajectory of opioid-related deaths in the US since 1990.
  12. Interpret both the Federal and State of California definitions of a Corresponding Responsibility as it applies to opioid dispensing and record keeping.
  13. Given a case with “red flags” regarding opioid misuse, develop a plan for resolving each red flag that would cause a pharmacist to investigate further before filling a prescription for an opiate.
  14. Given a common challenge in California pharmacy law, apply a strategy for resolution.
  15. Detect cases when California pharmacy statutory and regulatory law does not address the situation a pharmacist faces in practice.
  16. Given a patient case involving an ethical dilemma in pharmacy practice, expand the attendee’s awareness on how to address the issue in a timely and efficient manner.

Course Faculty

Melissa Durham, PharmD, MACM, BCACP, DAIPM
Assistant Professor
Clinical Pharmacy & Pharmaceutical Econ and Policy
School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California
Ettie Rosenberg, PharmD, JD
Associate Professor, Pharmacy Practice
West Coast University
School of Pharmacy
Los Angeles, California
Robert L. Stein, PharmD, JD
Professor of Practice for Pharmacy & Ethics
Keck Graduate Institute
School of Pharmacy
Calaremont, California
Herb Weinberg, PharmD, JD
Fenton Law Group, LLP
Los Angeles, California
Fred G. Weissman, PharmD, JD
Associate Professor
Clinical Pharmacy
USC School of Pharmacy
University of Southern California


$200 – includes all program materials and meals

$150 – Register by 7/19/2018 for an early-bird special price (includes all program materials and meals, as well as a copy of Dr. Fred Weissman’s book: A Guide to California Community Pharmacy Law – 9th Edition 1917 {Two Book Set: Volume 1 + Volume 2})

More information: Contact or at 323.442.2403