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22-Sep-14 10:00 AM  CST  

NCPDP Announces One Day Educational Summit 

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) has just announced their upcoming educational summit that will take place on Tuesday, November 11th, 2014. The summit is titled “Improving The Infrastructure For Continuity of Care for the PDMP: A National Viewpoint Session” and will take place at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Indianapolis, Indiana.

            The summit is a great opportunity for pharmacy technicians as the event will feature 7.5 Continuing Pharmacy Education (CPE) units for pharmacy technicians and pharmacists. The summit will enlighten pharmacy professionals with speakers Gretchen M. Morris, a diversion detective with the Indiana State Police and chapter president of the National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators of Indiana. Also speaking will be Joel White, president of Horizon Government Affairs.  He is also a nationally recognized health policy expert.


            According to the NCPDP, pharmacy technicians will be able to:


  • Define the scope of the issue and problem of prescription drug abuse, which is a huge problem in the United States as well as worldwide.


  • By attending the summit, technicians will be able to identify the role of the PDMP in helping combat prescription drug abuse and diversion.


  • In addition, technicians will also be able to describe barriers to optimizing diversion, and identify and describe possible solutions to the roadblocks and benefits of those various solutions.


            Go to to register for the summit and learn more about this great opportunity today!




1.  National Council For Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) web site summit information. Web.  Date of Access: 22 Sept 2014.

2.  NCPDP Summit Flyer Information.

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