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12th Annual UC Davis Clinical Pharmacotherapy: Practical Information for the Primary Care Provider

This activity is designed to increase knowledge and improve competence in the diagnosis, treatment and management of patients in the primary care setting. Course participant evaluations and our community physician annual needs assessment survey have identified the need for up to date information about various mood disorders which coexists with chronic medical conditions.
University of California, Davis, Health System

Growing Your Pharmacy Business Through Sales and Marketing While Avoiding Regulatory Scrutiny

Substantially review the provisions and details of Federal and State laws/regulations. Visually display risks of different courses of conduct through multimedia relating to pharmacy marketing. Analyze effects through common scenarios and case studies. Provide pointers and tips on how to bring pharmacy practice to compliance. At the conclusion of this program, the pharmacist and technician attendee will be able to: • Discuss different methods of employing a sales force and marketing c...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

MIA: Medication Issues of Adherence

Medication adherence is considered an epidemic according to the World Health Organization. It is important that pharamcists help patients find effective ways for patients to adhere to treatment plans. In this activity, pharmacists will analyze how to work with patients to achieve adherence to medications, factors and barriers to non-adherence, and add value and goals to a patient's treatment to allow for better patient outcomes. Tools will be provided that the learner will be able to use and a...
MCPHS University

Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP): An Overview

The Massachusetts Prescription Monitoring Program (MA PMP) is a tool that supports safe prescribing and dispensing and assists in addressing prescription drug misuse, abuse and diversion. The MA PMP collects dispensing information on prescription drug products with recognized potential for abuse or dependence (e.g., narcotics, stimulants, sedatives). The Drug Control Program (DCP) analyzes the PMP data to determine prescribing and dispensing trends; provide patient prescription history informa...
MCPHS University

The Role of Intrathecal Therapy in Treating Severe Chronic Pain

The Role of Intrathecal Therapy in Treating Severe Chronic Pain: The goal of this program is to educate clinicians about the current landscape in intrathecal (IT) therapy in the treatment of severe chronic pain and to provide useful information on referring patients for this therapy or using this therapy. Learning Objectives At the completion of this activity, participants should be better able to: - Describe the advantages of delivering medication to the site of action. ...
Applied Clinical Education

Advances in Probiotic Therapy for Diarrhea-Associated Illness

Goal The goal of this educational activity is to provide clinicians with current evidence and strategies for effective probiotictherapy in a variety of disease states. Learning Objectives Upon completion of this activity, the participant will be better prepared to do the following: - Review key differentiating characteristics of various probiotic therapies, including mechanism of action. - Describe the importance of strain specificity in the clinical applicability of probiotic the...
Applied Clinical Education

33rd Annual Infectious Diseases Conference

NEEDS ASSESSMENT The UC Davis Health System is committed to discovering and sharing knowledge to advance health. This course is designed to change physician and other health-care provider competence in the management of patients with a diversity of infectious diseases based on national guidelines and other state-of-the-art tools. Healthcare associated with infections are an important patient safety goal for which competence needs to be demonstrated. This program is designed in response to pa...
University of California, Davis, Health System

Endotoxin Testing and Environmental Monitoring for Your Pharmacy

As the demand for compounded medications has increased and in light of recent tragic events, the pharmaceutical sterile compounding profession requires a greater understanding of quality assurance testing. This presentation will educate individuals about sterile compounding principles of bacterial endotoxin testing and environmental monitoring. Attendees will gain technological knowledge about how to implement the highest quality compound preparations for their patients. At the conclusion ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Migraine Management: Standards of Care & Innovative Therapeutic Strategies

Migraine management is relevant in both ambulatory and institutional practice settings, as the symptoms associated with the pathological process adversely impact patient quality of life. The weighted average of migraine magnitude has been reported as 11.5% and one-year period migraine prevalence has been reported as 11.7%. It has also been noted that while greater than 25% are candidates for preventive pharmacotherapy, a substantial proportion are not treated. As a common neurological patholo...
MCPHS University

Pharmacy Compounding Law and Regulations: Staying Current in a Changing World

This one hour webinar is an in-depth presentation on federal and state legislative and regulatory issues that are affecting compounders today. Attendees will learn how regulatory initiatives and court decisions have influenced the regulation of compounders, the authority of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when inspecting compounding pharmacies, and up-to-date information on the current federal proposed legislation. Are YOU current on your compounding pharmacy law? Never assume. This is ...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Media Relations for Your Pharmacy

You are busy serving your patients and running a pharmacy, so why do you need to worry about the media and public relations? While this is a perception that is held by many, the media can have a dramatic impact on the way patients and the public perceive your pharmacy. Working with the local media can result in a positive news story about your pharmacy and its specialized services. Not working with the media, on the other hand, can have a very damaging effect upon that perception, particularly...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

School Administrator Training (on RXpreceptor software) for Internship, Externship, and Experiential Education Departments of Participating Colleges and Universities

In depth, hands on training of all aspects and modules found within the RXpreceptor ELMS (Experiential Learning Management System) software. After completion of this training, school administrator will be able to fully set up and utilize the school’s RXpreceptor account, as well as train students and preceptors on account utilization. Covered topics include: * **Initial Account Setup** * System Configuration * System Flags and Options * Program Customization * Branding Incorporati...
RXpreceptor - Experiential Learning Management System (ELMS)

New Oral Anticoagulants: Factor IIa and Xa Inhibitors

In this knowledge-based continuing pharmacy education activity Dr Michael Smith, RPh, PharmD, CACP discusses the new oral anticoagulation agents. Target Audience: Pharmacists who are interested in the management of patients on anticoagulation therapy and/or who are interested in starting pharmacy services for patients on anticoagulation therapy This activity is not accredited for technicians Learning objectives: At the conclusion of the activity, pharmacists will be able to: 1. ...
University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy

Rhode Island Prescription Monitoring Program PMP – A Collaborative Effort to Reduce Deaths from Prescription Drug Overdose

In Rhode Island, unintentional injury accounts for 17% of years of potential life lost before the age of 65. The leading cause of adult injury death is drug overdose, much of which involves prescribed opioids. This presentation will analyze prescription opioid abuse in the U.S. and Rhode Island, and describe a collaborative approach to address the problem locally. Target Audience: Prescribers, pharmacists, and third-party payers Educational Objectives: At the conclusion of this module,...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

USP General Chapter 797 Complete Review of the Revisions

Sterile compounding, whether performed in a hospital IV lab, at a specialized compounding pharmacy, or at a home infusion service, requires extensive investments in training, equipment, and systems to prevent harm to patients. USP General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding – Sterile Preparations, most recently updated in 2008 and currently undergoing a revision, provides practitioners with practice and quality standards for assuring that patients receive quality sterile preparations to meet...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Safely Compounding Quality Medications - Understanding Revisions to USP General Chapter 1163

Quality is not just a word – it’s a critical component of pharmacy compounding. USP General Chapter provides pharmacists and technicians with a thorough overview of how quality can and should be integrated into daily practice with both philosophical and specific guidelines. This one-hour program highlights the latest revisions to USP Quality Assurance in Pharmaceutical Compounding, that became official on May 1, 2011. This program was recorded by the United States Pharmacopeia (USP)....
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Safely Compounding Quality Medications - A Review of Revised USP General Chapter 795

General Chapter Pharmaceutical Compounding – Nonsterile Preparations provides compounders with standards on applying good compounding practices for the extemporaneous preparation of nonsterile compounded formulations. The chapter outlines the compounding process, facilities, component selection, handling, storage, documentation, and training requirements in a clear and understandable format. This webinar is an excellent primer – or a refresher – for any practitioner involved in compound...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Rx Abuse: The Scope of the Problem 2012

America’s number one drug problem is now the abuse and misuse of prescription drugs. Now the drug war is being fought in our local neighborhoods. With the street value of oxycodone between $25 and $75 a tablet and other controlled substances selling for $5 to $20 a pill, it’s easy to see why pharmacies, you, and your team are at increasing risk for armed robbery, break-ins, and other criminal activities. This informative seminar will give you an overview of prescription drug abuse in Ameri...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Recent Trends for Pharmacists (Part Two of a Four-Part Series)

Part Two of a Four-Part Series. The responsibility to detect and prevent the diversion of controlled substances is placed on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through its Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA compliance inspection is record-keeping, a pharmacy may be inspected in order to determine their compliance with the Controlled Substances Act (CSA) and DEA regulations. Attendees will familiarize themselves with recent trends of DEA actio...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Pharmacy Records and Security (Part One of a Four-Part Series)

Part One of a Four-Part Series. Today’s compounding pharmacists will need to familiarize themselves with stringent laws and regulations enforced by the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through their Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA investigation of a compounding pharmacy is the prescription, the initial target is the pharmacist who compounded the needed medication. A Compounding pharmacy may be inspected in order to determine the handling of co...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

How to Survive a DEA Inspection Series: Compounding Controlled Substances (Part Four of a Four-Part Series)

Part Four of a Four-Part Series. The responsibilities to enforced federal laws and regulations on the compounding of controlled substances by a pharmacy are placed on the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) through their Office of Diversion Control (Diversion). Since the focus of any DEA compliance inspection is record-keeping, a compounding pharmacy will need to be prepared for that unannounced inspection that will focus on the purpose for compounding medications containing controll...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Don’t Mess with Uncle Sam! How the Stark Law and the False Claims Act Impact Pharmacists

Glaxo Smith Kline -- $3 billion. Abbott -- $1.6 billion. J&J -- $2 billion. Those are the penalties just three drug companies have paid for violating the federal False Claims Act. Did you know that what got them into trouble was making claims about their drugs to prescribers for unapproved uses? But when many pharmacists hear the word “claims,” they believe the False Claims Act has to do with marketing. It doesn’t. It covers every single transaction between a provider of goods and servic...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

Sound & Fury: Responding to Manufacturers' Cease & Desist Letters

It’s inevitable. At some point, just about every compounding pharmacy is going to receive the dreaded “cease-and-desist” letter about their practice and preparations. Then the questions start. “What should I do? Ignore it? Send it to my attorney? Comply with their request? Why did I get this in the first place? Who are these people anyway?” This program will help you understand what a “cease-and-desist” letter is, where it comes from, what it means, and what to do about it. At...
International Academy of Compounding Pharmacists (IACP)

URI College of Pharmacy CE/CPE Mobile App Download

From CE & Snow in ski country to Seminar by the Sea in Newport to the June Minicourse Series and everything in between, there is always something happening at URI. Use this app to stay up to date! Download the FREE mobile app onto your mobile device by visiting the Healthcare’s Continuing Education App Center at www.CEAppCenter.com.
CEAppCenter

Summer Webinar Series 2012 Addictions and Their Treatment

Learning Objectives At the conclusion of this series, participants should be able to: 1. Describe new advances in the pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy of alcohol, cocaine, opioid and nicotine addictive disorders 2. Discuss the epidemiology of substance use disorders and their co-occurrence with other mental disorders 3. Describe the role of genetics in the risk for developing alcohol and drug use disorders 4. Identify the major neurobiological pathways involved in the addictive disorders ...
The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Asthma, Calming the Airway

Clinical characteristics of asthma and related airway inflammation, plus the host and environmental factors that contribute to asthma, as well as medication management and the client education essential to optimal results. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Discuss the incidence and prevalence of asthma in the United States. *Explain the assessment and diagnosis of asthma. *Summarize the differential diagnosis and comorbidities of asthma. *List the environmental factor...
ATrain Education Inc.

Alzheimer's Disease and Related Dementias

Provides direct-care staff in nursing homes, hospice, and adult daycare with the skills, techniques, and strategies to care for residents who have Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia on a daily basis. It includes activities that allow participants to practice the skills and strategies they have learned.
ATrain Education Inc.

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)

Traces the gradual development of the atherosclerosis that underlies CAD and includes causes, risk factors, diagnosis, management, and complications. Concludes with the components of a cardiac rehabilitation program.
ATrain Education Inc.

Balance, Postural, and Falls in Older Adults

Discussion of the scope, morbidity, and mortality related to falls and fall risk in older adults. Strategies for assessing and preventing falls in older adults, with discussion of age-related risk factors including polypharmacy. Description of common screening and assessment tools used to identify fall risk in older adults and suggested interventions are designed to improve balance and reduce the risk of falls. When you finish this course, you will be able to: *Provide definitions for b...
ATrain Education Inc.

Acetaminophen: When It Becomes Dangerous

Acetaminophen use and overuse with focus on signs and symptoms of liver injury, including FDA-recommended potencies for various age cohorts and at-risk populations. When you finish this course, you will be able to: * Identify acetaminophen and its use in combination drugs. * Discuss the causes of unintentional acetaminophen overuse and overdose. * State the signs and symptoms of liver injury from acetaminophen overdose. * Distinguish safe potencies of acetaminophen preparations for infa...
ATrain Education Inc.

Prescription NSAIDs: A New Trend to Abide by Ongoing FDA Recommendations

Non-narcotic pain treatment is currently on the forefront of discussions among many of the FDA Advisory Committees and major medical organizations. As the move to lower the dosage of acetaminophen per unit dispensed to no greater than 325 mg is almost complete, there seems to be a shift to focus on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Widely prescribed for pain, the use of NSAIDs carries an increased risk for gastrointestinal and renal complications and also a small but real increas...
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Prescription NSAIDs: A New Trend to Abide by Ongoing FDA Recommendations

Non-narcotic pain treatment is currently on the forefront of discussions among many of the FDA Advisory Committees and major medical organizations. As the move to lower the dosage of acetaminophen per unit dispensed to no greater than 325 mg is almost complete, there seems to be a shift to focus on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Widely prescribed for pain, the use of NSAIDs carries an increased risk for gastrointestinal and renal complications and also a small but real increas...
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Prescription NSAIDs: A New Trend to Abide by Ongoing FDA Recommendations

Non-narcotic pain treatment is currently on the forefront of discussions among many of the FDA Advisory Committees and major medical organizations. As the move to lower the dosage of acetaminophen per unit dispensed to no greater than 325 mg is almost complete, there seems to be a shift to focus on non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). Widely prescribed for pain, the use of NSAIDs carries an increased risk for gastrointestinal and renal complications and also a small but real increas...
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Pharmaceutical Root Cause Analysis of Failures & Deviations - Developing an Effective CAPA Strategy

Inadequate failure investigations continue to be a major GMP deficiency cited during routine and for-cause regulatory inspections. This course highlights FDA and EU regulations and how to successfully approach a failure investigation and engage in subsequent root cause analysis. The primary objective of this course is to recognize the value of conducting proper root cause analysis and documenting failure investigations. Emphasis is placed on the application and practical, hands-on aspects o...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Clinical Trial Design for Medical Devices

Clinical studies are an integral part of the approval process for medical devices. While some devices may be approved with little or no clinical data, for others, manufacturers need to demonstrate, with safety and effectiveness data in the target population, that the product is safe for human use. This course offers an overview of the regulatory process for medical device applications, including medical device clinical trial design and implementation. Throughout, examples and case studies w...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

The Electronic Common Technical Document (eCTD) - Building Comprehensive Functionality for Effective Implementation

The guidance on marketing applications for drugs and biologics, known as the Common Technical Document (CTD), was finalized by the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) in 2003. Today the CTD format is highly recommended for marketing applications in the United States, and is mandatory in other regions, including Canada, Japan, and Europe. The eCTD format has become mandatory in key markets for electronic submissions. Since January 2010, the European Medicines Agency has required ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

US Cosmetic Regulation: FDA CFR Title 21 Training

Today's consumer product companies face a tremendous task of bringing newer, better products into the market within a much shorter time frame. A successful market entry strategy often incorporates complex configuration of consumer trend analysis, scientific know-how, efficiency in product development and supply chain management. It is also essential to factor in regulatory feasibility analysis early in the game to avoid unexpected, last minute delay in product launch. Cosmetic products mark...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Validation of Computer Systems

This course focuses on developing and implementing regulated computer systems with an appropriate level of documented evidence to satisfy FDA expectations. The course targets deliverable document content and how to avoid rework and unnecessary expense through a proactive approach. The core elements of a satisfactory computer validation program will be emphasized. Topics to be discussed include: •The regulatory expectations for computer validation •Relevant FDA warning letters •Th...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Pharmaceutical Water System Design, Chemistry & Validation

The course consists of interactive lectures, discussions, and imbedded exercises. Participants will also be placed in several real life situations where they complete a compliance review of a schematic process flow diagram, analyze failures using trend reports, critique a risk assessment, and perform a change control analysis including the impact of requested or proposed modifications. The course is designed to provide the attendee with a practical understanding of the following topics: ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Stability Programs for Product Shelf Life - From Development to Approval

Stability studies for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical drug products, both chemical drugs and biologics, are essential for product quality and patient protection. The goals of the stability program are (1) to determine an appropriate and safe stability profile during clinical development and (2) to justify a shelf-life for the product to enter the market. The approach to stability testing and interpretation of stability data has undergone significant change. Str...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients (API) and Drug Product Specifications

Specifications for active pharmaceutical ingredients (APIs) and pharmaceutical drug products, both chemical drugs and biologics, are essential for product quality and patient protection. The goals of specification setting are (1) to determine appropriate and safe limits or quantitative ranges during clinical development and (2) to justify specifications for the product to enter the market. One of the most difficult challenges in establishing and subsequently justifying specifications is achiev...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Good Clinical Practices (GCP) - Understanding and Implementing the Current Global Requirements

This three-day GCP training course is designed to provide individuals with an in-depth understanding of the clinical research process, the roles and responsibilities of key players, as well as, regulatory requirements. The course consists of lecture and exercises designed to focus on the practical implementation of the GCP requirements. Participants will also be placed in several real life situations such as reviewing pre-study documents and informed consent form for completeness and complianc...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Preparing the CMC Section for NDAs-CTDs-INDs

This course includes an overview of the International Conference on Harmonization (ICH) process and the organization of the CTD, detailed information and discussions related to each element required in the drug substance and drug product sections of NDAs and INDs. The course will emphasize the requirements related to drug substance starting materials, drug substance and drug product specifications, impurities, stability, and pharmaceutical development reports. It will also discuss the use of D...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Pharmaceutical, Biopharmaceutical, and Biologics Quality Control Laboratories: A Regulatory Compliance Primer

Upon completion of this course, you will: •Be conversant in the specialized language of laboratory compliance •Be very familiar with the cGMPs and other regulations as they impact QC labs •Know the current compliance "hot spots" that FDA and other regulatory authorities look for when inspecting QC labs •Understand how to effectively deal with laboratory deviations and OOS results •Have an understanding the what, how and why of laboratory equipment qualification and methods valid...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

The Drug Development Process - From Discovery to Commercialization

The drug development process involves a series of lengthy steps that determine the degree of success for every drug brought to the market. Decisions made throughout the process affect every aspect of future development and impact heavily on commercialization strategies. Included in the course content is an overview of the regulatory and pre-marketing steps that occur to ensure a successful launch. The course also covers sales planning and the commercialization decisions that affect the deve...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Biostatistics for Non-Statisticians

The first two days of this course will introduce and detail the basic and intermediate statistical concepts that are essential for professionals in a biological, public health or medical environment. The first day will emphasize the principles of descriptive and inferential statistical applications while the second day will focus on actual study examples, problem solving and interpretation of clinical (efficacy and adverse events) results. Throughout the course, participants are encouraged to ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

cGMP Quality Principles for Pharmaceuticals, Biopharmaceuticals, Biologics and Medical Devices

This course will provide the participant knowledge of current GMPs, how they are applied in the Bio/Pharmaceutical market today, and how they will be enforced in the future. Topics included are: •Impact of facility and equipment design on GMP compliance •Risk management approach to compliance •Vendors •Commissioning, Qualification and Validation – Which one to use •Problem resolution •Part 11 in production and the laboratory A comparison between 21 CFR 210/211, 600, a...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

FDA Inspections -What Regulators Expect and How to Prepare

This course is designed to provide participants with an understanding of the parameters, approaches, and concerns of FDA inspectors, and the tools for preparing, coping, and managing those inspections in pharmaceutical, biologics, and device facilities. Additional benefits of this class include discussion of: •FDA authority and process including 483s, Warning Letters, recalls, and other potential actions •The FDA inspection process and approach •Device Master Records requirements ...
The Center for Professional Innovation and Education

Too Old to Live and Too Young to Die: Challenges in Caring for Acutely Ill Older Adults

Learning Objectives: Identify the demographic changes related to societal aging that impact the health care system. Differentiate the “normal aging process” from acute illness. Outline the pharmacological challenges in caring for acutely ill older adults.
Contemporary Forums Online

The Graying of HIV

As treatment allows those with HIV to live longer, they face new challenges. No one would argue that living a long time after receiving an HIV diagnosis is a good thing. By the year 2015, more than 50 percent of Americans living with HIV will be older than 50. As the availability of anti-retroviral medications continues to expand, the rest of the world will not be far behind. But researchers are only beginning to understand how HIV and its treatment affects those living with HIV as they age. T...
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