Champagne vs Sham Pain: DEA Red Flags

Will I lose my license? Just how far is too far? No one ever enjoys answers to difficult patient care scenarios being the cookie cutter answers of “differs patient to patient”. Yet, just how does one prescriber and dispense medications while adhering to the Controlled Substance Act “corresponding responsibility” while accounting for reasonable patient variations? Join us for a dynamic discussion on how to provide patient care while staying within the parameters of law described by many, yet clarified in black and white as the “DEA Red Flags”.<

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Mark P. Garofoli, PharmD, MBA, BCGP, CPE, CTTS

Clinical Assistant Professor & Clinical Pain Management Pharmacist
West Virginia University & West Virginia University Medicine
West Virginia University Schools of Pharmacy/Medicine
Morgantown, West Virginia

Mark is a Pitt PharmD and Strayer MBA graduate, and is a Board-Certified Geriatric Pharmacist (BCGP), Certified Pain Educator (CPE), and Certified Tobacco Treatment Specialist (CTTs). His past positions include being a pharmacist leader with CVS Health, Humana, and the WV Safe & Effective Management of Pain Program, along with coordinating the WV SEMP Guidelines Panel. Today, he is WVU School of Pharmacy faculty, WVU School of Medicine Pain Fellowship Faculty, and a WVU Medicine Pain & Addiction Pharmacist. Mark “Pain Guy” Garofoli has been a 2021 TEDx Talker, CDC grant reviewer, civil/criminal expert witness, seasoned CE developer and presenter, and is the host of the Pain Pod.

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