November 5, 2020Protect your team—and practice—by pinpointing controlled substance compliance gaps before they become an issue.
June 18, 2020In human healthcare, weighing is the norm for controlled substance management. Is a weight protocol worth considering for the veterinary community? Definitely.
July 2, 2020Comprehensive controlled substance recordkeeping is the backbone of DEA compliance, and the DEA wants to see that your practice is tracking the full cycle of substances in your facility.
July 9, 2020In order to meet the DEA’s core compliance requirement of creating and maintaining the most accurate records possible, a specific protocol for logging unexpected events is essential.
February 20, 2020Each month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. The most important thing to know about cannabis in veterinary medicine is that things continue to change. By waiting for a definitive decree from national or state organizations or accepting prior statements as final, veterinarians may find themselves far behind in their knowledge of how cannabis-derived products such as cannabidiol (CBD) affect patients’ lives. Saying nothing may no longer be viable.
June 20, 2019
TRENDS IN YOUR INBOX: Is Your Inventory Controlling You? Easily Master Inventory with the Right SystemEach month in NEWStat, we highlight an article from the upcoming issue of Trends magazine. Mention “inventory management” to some veterinary professionals and you’re liable to hear some groans—about the detail required, the neverending monitoring, and the inevitable inventory bloopers, like the time you realized that the eye ointment your practice sells had conflicting prices.
Employee screening statement
The DEA advises integrating these questions into your employee screening program.
SOP training log
Staff training and standard operating procedures (SOPs) play a large role in safeguarding your controlled substances. You can use this handy signature log to note when employees complete training on SOPs as well as when any signficant SOP changes took effect.
DEA Diversion Control Division: General links
Employee background checks and drug testing
For more information about implementing a drug testing program for your employees, call the Drug-Free Workplace Helpline at 1-800-workplace (1-800-967-5752). The Drug-Free Workplace is coordinated by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA).
The opioid epidemic and drug diversion
“DA Asks Veterinarians to Be on Lookout for Opioid Addicts”
“Opioid Addicts Turn to Veterinarians to Feed Habit”
“Owners Using Pets to Get Opioids”
“Veterinarians Help Combat Opioid Abuse”
“Veterinarians Impacted by Opioid Epidemic”