Prescription drug diversion in Tennessee
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Published by Governor"s Alliance for a Drug Free Tennessee, Tennessee State Planning Office in [Nashville, Tenn.] .
Written in English



  • Tennessee.


  • Medication abuse -- Tennessee.,
  • Drug abuse surveys -- Tennessee.,
  • Drug abuse -- Tennessee.

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Edition Notes

Other titlesSurvey of prescribers and dispensers.
ContributionsGovernor"s Alliance for a Drug Free Tennessee., Tennessee State Planning Office.
LC ClassificationsRM146.5 .P74 1988
The Physical Object
Pagination31, [11] p. :
Number of Pages31
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL1239297M
LC Control Number94620615

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What is Drug Diversion? “’Drug diversion’ is best defined as the diversion of licit drugs for illicit purposes. It involves the diversion of drugs from legal and medically necessary uses towards uses that are illegal and typically not medically authorized or necessary.” Source: “Drug Diversion in the Medicaid Program: State Strategies. HCPro Drug Diversion in Healthcare xi Preface Drug diversion by healthcare personnel is a pervasive problem. All healthcare facilities, clinics, and offices that use controlled substances face this issue at one time or another. Unfortunately, there are few resources available to assist facilities in addressing diversion. This book is a.   Tennessee Handbook on Pharmacy and Drug Law: Terms and Conditions. Terms and Conditions Governing the Download and Use of the Tennessee Handbook on Pharmacy and Drug Law, Edition. The full text of the Tennessee Handbook on Pharmacy and Drug Law, Edition, is contained in the PDF document available for download by the Tennessee Pharmacists Research and . Witnesses testified on measures taken by the federal government, the states, and the private sector to prevent leaks from the supply chain that allow prescription drugs to be diverted to illegal.

All health care professionals are required by law and ethics to help prevent prescription drug abuse. But there is a delicate balance between deterring individuals who may be seeking controlled substances for illegitimate reasons and helping patients who need these prescriptions to manage pain and in pursuit of an improved quality of life. As the opioid epidemic in the United States continues. diversion of prescription drug products. Contact with the state Board of Pharmacy or other appropriate local state authorities will generally be left to the initiative of the in dividual.   A recent spate of high-profile prescription drug diversion schemes has led to a renewed focus on the safety and security of the nation's pharmaceutical supply chain. Two . U.S. DEPARTMENT OF JUSTICE • DRUG ENFORCEMENT ADMINISTRATION Diversion Control Division • Morrissette Drive • Springfield, VA •