New EC Training Program Is Available Via the Internet

Pharmacy Times, Volume 0, 0

A new 1-hour on-line EmergencyContraception (EC) Training Programis available for pharmacists and healthcare professionals in the United States.The Pharmacy Access Partnership, anonprofit center of the Public HealthInstitute, developed the program.

EC is indicated for use up to 72hours following unprotected intercourse.Plan B (levonorgestrel 75-mgtablets) is the only EC available in theUnited States. The Pharmacy AccessPartnership has stressed that EC is notthe same as RU-486 ("the morning-fterpill"), and it will not induce anabortion or interrupt an establishedpregnancy.

To access the program and receivecontinuing education credit, visitwww.pharmacyaccess.learnsomething.com. After completing the program,pharmacists can call the PharmacyAccess Partnership at 510-272-0150 orvisit info@pharmacyacccess.org to listtheir pharmacy for free on its hotline as well as on its Web site,www.EC-Help.org.