Pharmaceutical Crime – Advanced Investigative Techniques

This course is for the detective who is assigned to a pharmaceutical crime unit or investigation. This course will address the crimes associated with pharmaceutical drug diversion, criminal methods, investigative techniques, evidence collection and the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset to prepare the case for successful prosecution.

Objectives:

  • Describe pharmaceutical drug diversion criminal methods and strategies for a successful prosecution.
  • Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating “Doctor Shopping”.
  • Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating prescription fraud.
  • Describe the motivations and traits of pharmaceutical drug diversion criminal activity.
  • Understand the guidelines of privileged information or protected health information relating to pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations.
  • Describe investigative techniques for utilizing “Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs (PDMPs)”.
  • Discuss successful strategies and lessons learned for investigating “Pill Mill” criminal enterprises.
  • Understand the importance of involving a prosecutor at the onset of pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations.
  • Understand the dangers and safe guards of encountering counterfeit pharmaceuticals.
  • Discuss techniques, tactics and proactive strategies to effectively investigate pharmaceutical drug diversion crimes.
  • Understand the importance of documentation, report writing and case management for pharmaceutical drug diversion investigations.
  • Describe how networking and collaboration with law enforcement, regulatory and other entities improves pharmaceutical drug diversion investigative outcomes.

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