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PRESCRIPTION DRUG INVESTIGATIONS


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Length: 2 Days (16 Hours)

Designed for: Personnel from any agency, who investigate, or are planning to investigate, or are interested in the diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals into illicit markets. This class will be beneficial to uniformed, regulatory and narcotics officers who come in contact with individuals who may be involved in this diversion of legitimate pharmaceuticals.

Prerequisites: None

Description: This course presents an overview of the investigative knowledge and tools to conduct sophisticated cases involving the movement of licit prescription drugs to an illicit market. The instructor will provide examples of each type of investigation from the self-user to the trafficking by organized crime, transnational criminal organizations (TOC) and terrorist groups.

Course Objectives:

  • Review issues surrounding use and abuse of pharmaceuticals
  • Identify pharmaceutical drugs by basic pharmacological classes
  • Review tools used to conduct diversion cases
  • Learn how to write a diversion report and search warrant
  • Review actual cases from intelligence gathering to adjudication
  • Understand lessons learned in cases and how they can be conducted more efficiently

Taught by Dr. Marc Gonzalez, PharmD, Director of Law Enforcement Liaison and Education for Purdue Pharma and President of California chapter of National Association of Drug Diversion Investigators (NADDI).

(Formerly taught as Prescription Drug Enforcement)