Changing Course: A Pharmacist-Focused Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis

Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD
Published Online: Wednesday, October 17, 2012
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Changing Course: A Pharmacist-Focused Approach to Improving Patient Outcomes in Multiple Sclerosis


Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD
Assistant Clinical Professor
College of Pharmacy, St. John's University
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist
Department of Pain Medicine and Palliative Care
Beth Israel Medical Center
New York, NY

 



Ebtesam Ahmed, PharmD has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.

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Educational Objectives

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

  1. Examine the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).
  2. Evaluate current and emerging therapeutic strategies for slowing disease progression in patients with MS and their role in the treatment paradigm.
  3. Describe common adverse events associated with MS therapies and strategies for mitigating these side effects.
  4. Identify the role of the pharmacist in maximizing patient outcomes by improving adherence in patients with MS.

Target audience: Pharmacists
Type of activity: Knowledge
Release date: October 4, 2012
Expiration date: October 4, 2014
Estimated time to complete activity: 2 hours
Fee: This lesson is free online

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