Barnes To Speak at 2021 Pharmacist Conference

Michael C. Barnes, JD, Principal Attorney at Sequel Legal and Chairman of the Center for U.S. Policywill speak at the American Pharmacists Association (APhA2021 Annual Meeting on Monday, March 15Mr. Barnes will co-present the session, entitled “Don’t ‘Just Say No’: Preventing Diversion and Addressing Medical Needs,” with Jake Nichols, PharmD, CEO of Professional Recovery Resources. Mr. Barnes will provide an overview of federal and state laws relevant to a pharmacist’s decision on whether to dispense a controlled medication, including the federal Controlled Substances Act, state mandatory consultation or refusal laws, and professional licensing board rules. The APhA Annual Meeting will take place online March 12-15.