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    • 10/19/2023
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Live, Virtual

    The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Presents

    Increasing Awareness Regarding Opioid Misuse Prevention and Naloxone: My Multi-Level Marketing Scheme. Program 205

    Thursday, October 19, 2023.
    Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
    Live, Virtual Zoom Program


    1st notice. The North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland invites members, pharmacists, and technicians, to a live, free accredited virtual presentation.


    College of Pharmacy students must register through their pharmacy school contact to attend.

    Midwestern College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Sue Cornell at . Space is limited

    Rosalind Franklin College of Pharmacy Students (non-member)  MUST register with Janeen Winnike at . Space is limited

    Roosevelt University College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Laura Licari at . Space is limited

    University of Illinois College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Deb Fox at  . Space is limited

    Chicago State University College of Pharmacy Students (non-member) MUST register with Dr. Darilyn McClain at .


    Thursday, October 19, 2023.
    Time: 7pm to 8:30pm
    Live, virtual Zoom program


    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    RSVP By Thursday, October 12th, 6 PM.


    Schedule of Events:

    7:00 PM to 8:30 PM: Featured Continuing Pharmacy Education Presentation.

    Reservations are required for participation.


    Increasing Awareness Regarding Opioid Misuse Prevention and Naloxone: My Multi-Level Marketing Scheme. Program 205

    Program Description

    This program will discuss many aspects of opioid disposal, consequences, and strategies. Unsecured and easily accessible unused medications pose significant risks to adolescents and young adults. This age group is particularly vulnerable due to their developmental stage, which is characterized by curiosity, experimentation, and a tendency to underestimate risks. Accessibility can lead to accidental ingestion, overdose, or intentional misuse. Experimentation with prescription drugs, often seen as safer than illicit drugs, can pave the way for substance abuse disorders. Additionally, sharing or selling these medications can lead to wider community health issues and even legal consequences.

    Participant Program Objectives

    At the conclusion of the program, the pharmacist and the pharmacy technician will be able to: 

    1.    Discuss consequences of accessible unused medications for adolescents and young adults

    2.    Describe methods to properly dispose of unused medications

    3.    Discuss strategies to encourage proper medication disposal with individuals

    4.    Identify an opioid overdose and how to administer naloxone



    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists and pharmacy technicians.


    Andrew Merker, PharmD., BCPS., BCIDP.

    Associate Professor

    Midwestern University, College of Pharmacy. Downers Grove, IL.

    Disclosure: Our speaker declares no conflicts of interest, real or apparent, and no financial interests in any company, product, or service mentioned in this program.

    In compliance with regulatory and continuing education guidelines/codes of ethics, guests who are not healthcare professionals are not permitted to attend.

    CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT INFORMATION: The Illinois Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education.

    ACPE Accreditation: Pending

    Funding for this program is provided by: North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland 

    In order to receive ACPE credit for this program, the participant must 1) Attend the program in its entirety; 2) Provide current information on the Attendance Log Form; and 3) Complete an Evaluation Form. The program’s administrator should provide attendees a Record of Attendance Form for their files. All Statements of Credit for ACPE approved – IPhA co-sponsored continuing education that individuals have completed during the year are available online at  If you do not have web access and would like a CE transcript mailed to you, please contact IPhA at (217) 522-7300 or

    There are no fees for this program.

    Register in advance for this meeting:

    After registering, you will receive a confirmation email containing information about joining the meeting.

    RSVP By Thursday, October 12th, 6 PM.

    ©2023 North Suburban Pharmacists of Chicagoland Association. All Rights Reserved

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