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Physician Assistant Continuing Medical Education

Online CME Opportunties

Appropriate Prescribing of Controlled Substances
This 15-hour continuing education course has been designed to meet the requirements of the South Carolina Department of Labor. Licensing and Regulation (LLR) requirements for 15 contact hours of education in controlled substances. Once the modules and post-module examinations have been successfully completed, you will be provided with a certificate suitable for submission along with he Controlled substances Prescriptive Authority Form.

This enduring activity, supported in part by an educational grant from Purdue Pharma, L.P., offers 15 interactive, multimedia modules covering a broad range of topics related to appropriate prescribing of controlled substances. Experts from fields such as medicine, pharmacy, psychology, basic sciences, and regulatory agencies share evidence-based education and pearls for prescribing controlled substances judiciously and with liability authority. Controlled substances may be essential to the management of many patients with acute or chronic pain syndromes, mood disorders, epilepsy, addictive disorders, behavioral illness, and numerous other common medical conditions. This course seeks to provide the prescriber with the following tools related to appropriate prescribing: an understanding the pharmacologic principles of controlled substances, an appreciation for the neurobiologic basis of addiction, reliable methods for comprehensive patient assessment and chart documentation, a review of regional and national regulations relating to controlled substances, reliable strategies for preventing drug diversion or abuse, and examples of community resources for impaired prescribers. 


Registrant Type   Price



US $300.00

MUSC Alumni/Preceptor


US $150.00

Recent MUSC PA Graduate (Within 6 Months)


US $75.00

Physician Assistant


US $300.00

Nurse Practitioner


US $300.00

At the present time, this continuing education course is not approved for Category I continuing medical education.

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