Professor Addresses Prescription Drug Abuse

Dr. Jeff Lewis, Cedarville School of Pharmacy Professor

Dr. Jeff Lewis is the featured speaker for the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists’ summer series. Photo credit: Scott Huck/Cedarville University

by Public Relations

August 4, 2011

The Ohio Chapter of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP) has selected Jeffrey Lewis, Pharm.D., associate dean of the Cedarville University School of Pharmacy, as a featured speaker for their continuing education summer series.

Members of the ASCP are pharmacists involved in long-term care, most of whom work in nursing homes. Through the group they are given many opportunities to gain some of the continuing education credits required to maintain their licensure.

“The title of the program is ‘Laws, Rules and Good Practice: Pharmacy in Ohio,’” said Lewis. “I update the membership of ASCP on some of the more recent changes in pharmacy practice rules and regulations in the state of Ohio. But, I spend the majority of that continuing education hour discussing the epidemic of prescription drug abuse and the many things that are happening to combat the abuse and the tragedies that result from it. This particular topic has captured the attention of the nation, so it’s neat to be able to use that forum of continuing education to address a very important topic of healthcare and of society."

Located in southwest Ohio, Cedarville University attracts 3,200 undergraduate, graduate, and online students to more than 100 areas of study. Cedarville is a Christ-centered learning community recognized nationally for rigorous academic programs, strong graduation and retention rates, accredited professional and health science offerings, and leading student satisfaction ratings. Visit the University online at www.cedarville.edu

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