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HealthPartners Institute

New and Old Drugs: Best Choices

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Overview / Abstract:

Conference Overview:
More than three-fourths of clinician office visits routinely involve prescription drug therapy, with analgesics, antihyperlipidemic agents and antidepressants topping the list of the most frequently prescribed therapeutic agents. As drugs are introduced and new uses for older medications are found, patients may find improved health and quality of life with appropriate use of therapeutic agents. Identifying strategies for suitable and cost-effective drug therapies requires clinicians to continually review the risks, benefits, side effects and interactions of prescription medications, over-the counter drugs and dietary supplements. Keeping up with the current pharmaceutical advancements helps clinicians reduce medication errors and their resulting costs.
Created for primary care clinicians, New & Old Drugs: Best Choices features a comprehensive review of therapeutic agents to treat common medical conditions. The format includes practical case-based lectures, panel discussions and time for dialogue with the presenters.

Educational Objectives:
Following this learning activity, participants will be able to:
- Describe and evaluate current and new medications for common medical problems, such as alcohol use disorder, alopecia areata, anemia, cardiorenal syndrome, diabetes, erectile dysfunction, fatty liver, headaches, and osteoporosis
- Identify the benefits, risks and side effects of current and new drug therapies
- Discuss best practices for prescribing cost-effective drug therapies for patients
- Recognize resources that produce evidence-based studies involving medications


May 03, 2019


Nurse Practitioner , Nursing CNE, Pharmacy CPE, Physician CME, Physician Assistant CME


Live / Seminar


Physician: $205-420; Other Healthcare Professionals: $175-360

Credits / Hours

AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™/ 12.00 hours, AAFP/ (hours pending), Minnesota Board of Nursing/ 12.00 hours, Minnesota State Board of Pharmacy/ 12.00 hours



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Presenters / Authors / Faculty

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Activity Specialities / Related Topics

Correctional Medicine, Depression / Bipolar, Diabetes

Keywords / Search Terms

HealthPartners Institute Live CE CME Seminar CE CME

LIVE Activity Location Details

05-02-2019 - 05-03-2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Minneapolis — Park Place
1500 Park Pl Blvd
Minneapolis, MN   55416
United States of America

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