July 17, 2023Speaking Engagement

The fentanyl crisis and veterinary drug diversion: Storm on the horizon?

American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Convention 2023

Coming off substantial verdicts and settlements arising out of the opioid crisis, recent reports indicate that veterinary drug diversion is beginning to worsen the emerging fentanyl crisis. We intend to present the history of the fentanyl crisis and the problems it poses for the veterinary pharmaceutical, including prescribers. We intend to discuss the legal environment of veterinary drugs, professional obligations of veterinary professionals for prescriptions, including as it relates to the VCPR and telemedicine, and the legal trends that could impact the industry by looking at lessons learned from the opioid crisis and reviewing the legal obligations and risks presented to the veterinary industry arising from drug diversion and, more specifically, as they relate to the fentanyl crisis while presenting lessons that, if learned, can protect the industry from the same kinds of liability suffered by human pharmaceutical companies, pharmacies, and prescribers arising out of the opioid crisis.

AVMA Convention 2023 heads west to beautiful Denver this summer. Taking place July 14 – 18, AVMA Convention is the premier event for veterinary professionals. Step back from the day-to-day and rekindle your energy and passion for veterinary medicine. Experience over 600 hours of high-quality CE, highly rated special events, innovative solutions, and so much more. Everyone is welcome—it's your convention! Reach new heights with the veterinary profession and gain an educational edge through best-in-class CE—including hands-on labs and workshops, panels, and lectures taught by veterinary experts. Network with colleagues, make new friends, and discover products and services that will enhance your veterinary career.

Select sessions will stream live and be available on demand following Convention.

The AVMA is proud to partner with the Colorado Veterinary Medical Association (CVMA) for this year's Convention.

For full conference information, click here.

Monday, July 17, 2023

Time (MT):
3:00 p.m.

Room 503-504
Colorado Convention Center 
700 14th St, Denver, CO 80202

Session Code: 2020

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