Prescribing Controlled Drugs
Controlled substances are prescribed and dispensed today at an increasing rate to help patients cope with pain, insomnia, anxiety, depression, obesity and myriad other disorders. Studies show that most practitioners are rather conservative when prescribing controlled drugs while a small number are at times overly aggressive. In addition, controlled prescription medications are falling into the hands of increasing numbers of prescription drug abusers.
You wonder if your teenage patient, who is a football star, is on steroids since he suddenly bulked up and looks like he can bench press you. He has been acting somewhat aggressive.
Overweight and normal weight patients, whose definition of exercise is pulling the plug in the drain and fighting the current as the water goes out of the bathtub, are beating down your door demanding medication to help them lose weight.
How can the practitioner more effectively understand the pharmacologic profiles for controlled drugs, identify diagnostic criteria for appropriate prescribing and consider the therapeutic implications of specific substance use by individual patients? This special intensive course has been developed to enhance the physician's ability to effectively prescribe controlled medications, while minimizing their misuse whenever possible.
The Intensive Course in Prescribing Controlled Drugs is designed for physicians, dentists, and physician assistants in all specialties who need or wish to increase their knowledge and ability to effectively prescribe and control medications without the potential for abuse.
July 13-14, 2013
The Wynfrey Hotel, Birmingham AL
August 9-11, 2013
Perdido Beach Resort, Orange Beach AL