Street Drugs

Phoenix, AZ US
March 11, 2020

A discussion on street drugs will aim to clear up misconceptions about intoxications, discuss how the drugs get into the United States, and how they are manufactured.  This topic, aimed at pharmacists, will also focus on pharmacology of street drugs and how any impurities introduced during the manufacturing process may contribute to the toxicity that patients may present with.

Target Audience

  • Pharmacists

Learning Objectives

  1. Summarize pharmacology, patient presentation, and toxidromes of selected common street opioids and stimulants
  2. Discuss differences between pure drug and manufacturing impurities
  3. Examine the logistics of how illegal drugs are produced and move into and within the United States

Additional Information

Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.00 General CEU – Attendance
Course opens: 
Course expires: 
Event starts: 
03/11/2020 - 1:30pm CDT
Event ends: 
03/11/2020 - 2:30pm CDT
Valleywise Health Medical Center
2601 E. Roosevelt St.
Phoenix, AZ 85008
United States
Relevant financial relationships: Planning committee members and presenters have nothing to disclose
The presenter will discuss investigative use of drugs
Planning committee members
Chris Halvorsen, PharmD
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Emily Kilber, PharmD
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Course reviewer
James Lichauer, PharmD, BCPS, FASHP
PI Program Director, Pharmacy
Chris Halvorsen, PharmD
Valleywise Health Medical Center
Joint Accreditation Statement:
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Vizient, Inc. and Valleywise Health Medical Center.  Vizient, Inc. is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
Designation Statements:
Vizient, Inc. designates this activity for a maximum of 1.00 ACPE credit hours.
Universal Activity Number: JA0006103-9999-20-044-L01-P
Vizient, Inc. will award CEUs to each participant who successfully completes this program. The CEU is a nationally recognized unit of measure for continuing education and training programs that meet certain criteria (1 contact hour = 0.1 CEU).

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacist
  • 0.00 General CEU – Attendance


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