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Topics
2015

January 
Fentanyl Laced Heroin Deaths, SAMHSA Guidance on Naltrexone ER, NIDA Mindfulness Training, Addiction SOS
February
Pharmacist Rehabilitation Committee Structure, Prop 46 in California, Addiction SOS for Caregivers
March

HHS Effort to Curb Addiction, CDC Grant Op, Powdered Alcohol Approved, Increased Substance Abuse by Baby Boomers

April 
PEAC 2014 Annual Report, Naloxone Use Disparity, CDC Resources for Opioid Abuse, eCigarette Use Triples, FDA on Abuse-Deterrent Opioids, Addiction SOS

May 

30 Days of PEAC, Addiction SOS Year-to-Date Report, SAMHSA's 5-Point Plan for Improving Mental Health, Designer Street Drugs, Updated Substance Abuse Treatment Guidelines, New Treatment Approach for Opioid-Dependence
June
NABP Red Flags and Corresponding Responsibility, Maryland's 2014 Fatal Overdose Report, Unused Prescription Drop-off Sites and Guidance, Maryland's 'Deaths From Injuries' Increases 
July
PEAC Revitalized, 30 Days of PEAC Donors, CDC Vital Signs Report on Heroin Epidemic, DHMH Naloxone Availability and Pharmacy Listing, Naloxone Training and CE
August
Maryland's Emergency Task Force on Heroin, Gloucester Police Amnesty, Sept 26 RX Take Back Day, Don't Die Naloxone Training, 30 Days of PEAC Donors
September
UNITE to Face Addiction Rally, HHS Announces Steps to Combat Addiction, CDC Announces State Grants for Opioid Prescribing
October
PEAC Must Adapt to Changing Environment, DEA's Retail Medication Disposal Plan, APhA Institute on Drug Abuse, Baltimore's Naloxone Dispensing Plan
November
Benzodiazepines and Anxiety Management, FDA drug approvals, "360 Strategy" Pilot Program planned for Pittsburgh
December
CDC Opioid Prescribing Guidelines, PEAC 2015 Caseload, HBO Heroin Documentary, Heroin Risk Among High-Schoolers, Maryland Statewide Naloxone Dispensing Plan
2014

March
The Perils of Waiting, FDA News: Two Changes for Vicodin, Update on Zohydro ER, Screening Tools to Assess Abuse Potential
May
We Need a Medical Language for Addiction, Pharmacists Second Most Honest Profession, Addiction SOS On the Road, 2014 ASHP Statement on Substance Abuse
June
Report Shows Rise in Meth-Related ER Visits, Baltimore County Provides Naloxone Training, Maryland DHMH Issues Drug Warning, CVS to Stop Selling Tobacco, Addiction SOS Hosting
July
Success Stories: Cynthia, Pharmacist, DHMH's Prescription Drug Monitoring Program, CDC Links Prescribing Rates to Overdose Deaths, Addiction SOS Training
August
Is Resistance to Treatment a Way to Run from Trauma?, The Anonymous People Film Screenings, Tramadol Scheduling Change
September
Reflections from a Pharmacy Student on New Hydrocodone Scheduling, US Pharmacies Allowed to Take Back Prescription Drugs, PEAC Letter Regarding Physician Training Prior to Marijuana Prescribing
October
Remembering Felix Gyi, What do Marine Snails Have to do With Cigarettes?, Embeda ER Approval
November
The Chain of Culpability, NABP Supports Increased Naloxone Awareness, Hysingla ER Approval, WHO Supports Increased Naloxone Access
December
Reflections from a Pharmacy Student About Banning Tobacco Products at CVS, SAMHSA Report: Combining Benzodiazepines with other Substances Raises Serious Health Risks,  Take NCADD's Alcohol Self-Test
2013

March
Dispelling Shadows of Shame, Did You Know?, CDC Report Focuses on Smoking and Mental Illness, Drug Overdose Deaths Up Again in 2010, Counselor's Corner, PEAC Cases
June
PEAC is "Stepping Out," Open Society Institute: History and Mission, CDC Releases Suicide Report, Counselor's Corner, Did You Know?
September
Change is in the Air, Addiction SOS Program Underway, Tough Words to Use with an Addict, LaPrade Medical Marijuana Commission,Counselor's Corner
October
Change is in the Air, Maryland's Medical Marijuana Commission, Counselor's Corner, Addiction SOS Training, News from the FDA
December
State AGs Appeal FDA Regarding Zohydro ER Approval, Flavored Little Cigars, Counselor's Corner, Court Appearances: A PEAC Monitor's Experience 
2012

March
Practical Implementation of Advocacy, Did You Know?, Part 1: Client's Cost of Recovery, PEAC's Case Status
June
PEAC Annual Report, Part 2: Monitor's Cost of Recovery, Did You Know?, Counselor's Corner
September
Workplace Stress Contributes to Pharmacist Impairment, Part 3: Society Cost of Addiction and Recovery, Counselor's Corner, Personal Reflection on Howard Blumenfeld
December
DSM Takes New Approach, Tactics of an Impaired Pharmacist, PEAC Announces OSI Grant, Part 4: Cost of Addiction for the Pharmacy Profession, OSI Project Description, Did You Know?, Counselor's Corner, Tommasello Speaks at APhA Meeting, Professionals Gratitude Dinner
2011

March
PEAC Annual Report, In the News, Meet a Few Members, Counselor's Corner, Reflections of a PEAC Monitor
June
New Business Model Needed for PEAC, Did you Know?, Substance Abuse Testing--Why Urine?, Summary of PEAC Activity, Counselor's Corner
September

The Frustrated Pharmacist, Did You Know?, Clarification of Duty to Report Law, Counselor's Corner, Professional Health Advisory Council Luncheon

December
Urgent Call for Collaboration, Did You Know?, CDC's Report Confirms Opioid  Epidemic, Counselor's Corner, WhatWould You Do in This Case?
2010

May
From the Executive Director, PEAC Changes Contract Length to 5 Years, Counselor's Corner, PEAC Monthly Reports, Meet a Few Members
September
Treatment for the Impaired Pharmacist Begins with Discovery, PEAC to Host 10th Annual CE Seminar, Meet A Few Members, Counselor's Corner
December
Two Paths to Resolution, PEAC Annual Seminar a Success, Meet A Few Members, Counselor's Corner
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Code of Maryland Regulations (COMAR) 10.34.10.05 Duty to Report

A. Except when the conduct in question includes drug or alcohol abuse or dependency, a pharmacist shall report to the Board: 


(1) Conduct which violates a statute or regulation pertaining to the practice of pharmacy; 
(2) Conduct by a pharmacist that deceives, defrauds, or harms the public; and 
(3) The unauthorized practice of pharmacy.

B. A pharmacist shall report to the pharmacist rehabilitation committee, as defined in Health Occupations Article, § 12-317, Annotated Code of Maryland, conduct by a pharmacist that involves drug or alcohol abuse or dependency.

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In an effort to provide the best service possible to the pharmacy profession and the Maryland general public, PEAC has adopted a policy of transparency, all while maintaining client confidentiality under Maryland state law. PEAC will post monthly statistical reports as presented to the Board of Pharmacy and annual reports when available.



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