In the course of representing clients, particularly in injury cases but also generally, lawyers routinely confront questions and issues presented by prescribed medications, over-the-counter medications, herbal supplements and illicit drugs.
This advanced program will provide lawyers with a foundation for understanding and researching drug and medication issues and will help them be better consumers of information about medication and drugs provided by health care providers and experts.
Resources for researching medication and drug information
Basic principles of pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of medicines and drugs
Potential interactions caused by over-the-counter medications and herbal supplements when used in conjunction with other medications
Role of a toxicologist, basic principles of toxicology, overview of common medicine and illicit drug toxicities
Treating mental health issues with medications, potential side effects, issues of non-compliance and self-medication with illicit drugs
Identifying medication issues during medical record review
Medicine-based negligence claims and defenses
This program may qualify for 3 hours MCLE, including 3 hours, Criminal, Estate and Trust, Personal Injury and Wrongful Death, Family Law and Workers’ Compensation specialization credit.
3.0 Total CLE Units, 3.0 of which may be applied toward Criminal Specialization Credit, 3.0 of which may be applied toward Estate and Trust, 3.0 of which may be applied toward Injury/ Wrongful Death, 3.0 of which may be applied toward Family Law, 3.0 of which may be applied toward Workers Compensation Specialization Credit (No Ethics)