Part I: What’s the POINT? The Unique Role of Pharmacists in Non-Prescription Syringe Access

A CPhA On-Demand Webinar

Pharmacists play an important role in disease prevention.  By understanding new California legislation regarding the sale of non-prescription syringes, pharmacists will be able to implement this strategy in their communities to prevent the transmission of blood-borne pathogens such as HIV hepatitis viruses.  This session will allow for an interactive discussion with legislative experts from the Office of AIDS, California Department of Public Health, HIV clinical pharmacists from UCSF School of Pharmacy and discuss research regarding the successes and challenges community pharmacists have had in implementing the sale of non-prescription syringes. To participate in an interactive panel discussion, please register for Part II of this webinar series by clicking here.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Identify 3 key components of the CA state statute that guide pharmacists in providing non-prescription syringes.
  • Describe the research supporting syringe access for HIV/HCV transmission prevention.
  • Describe the unique public health role of pharmacists in preventing transmission of HIV and HCV.


  • Valerie J. Rose, Dr.PH, MPH
  • Kirsten B. Balano, PharmD, AAHIVP
  • Alessandra Ross, MPH

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1 hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit.  A statement of credit will not be issued.  Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit.  Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor.  UAN: 0113-000-14-071-L04-P

Expiration Date: 12/3/17

What to Expect After Registration

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar. Please note: Each attendee will need to complete a pre and post survey for this webinar. Please see your confirmation email for further instruction.

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member   $49
Non-Member      $99

**No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4524.

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