CHSU Hosts Clovis Police Department for a Prescription Drug Abuse Workshop

CHSU Hosts Clovis Police Department for a Prescription Drug Abuse Workshop

In April, California Health Sciences University’s College of Pharmacy welcomed a small group from the Clovis Police Department and Fresno County District Attorney’s Office on campus for a four-hour workshop about prescription drug abuse and identifying counterfeit drugs.

Harish Parihar, PhD, RPh, Associate Dean for Academics and Professor of Social and Economic Sciences (COP) and David Ombengi, PharmD, MBA, MPH, Chair of Clinical Sciences and Associate Professor of  (COP) taught workshop participants about various drug schedules and formulations, types of illicit drugs, and techniques to identify counterfeit drugs. They also received tools and resources to detect prescription drug products when out in the field.

CHSU looks forward to developing their partnership with Clovis Police Department and other local law enforcement agencies to educate the community about drug awareness and safety.