A Look into Hepatitis C Treatment Options from a Clinical and Managed Care Perspective

Specialty Pharmacy Times, May/June 2016, Volume 7, Issue 3

A Look into Hepatitis C Treatment Options from a Clinical and Managed Care Perspective

FACULTY

Linda M. Spooner, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP

Professor of Pharmacy Practice

MCPHS University, School of Pharmacy-Worcester/Manchester

Clinical Pharmacy Specialist in Infectious Diseases

Saint Vincent Hospital

Worcester, Massachusetts

EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Priya Karkhanis, MS

Scientific Consultant

Hillsborough, New Jersey

DISCLOSURES

FACULTY

Linda M. Spooner, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP, has the following relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

  • Grant/Research Support: BMS
  • Speaker’s Bureau: BMS

The following contributors have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

EDITORIAL SUPPORT

Priya Karkhanis, MS

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education Planning Staff

David Heckard; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Tara DeLorenzo

Specialty Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff—Davy James

An anonymous peer reviewer was part of the content validation and conflict resolution and has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

1. Apply new and developing HCV treatment management guidelines into the managed care practice setting.

2. Identify the clinical benefits of individualized patient management that will stem from the new and emerging HCV agents and treatment algorithms.

3. Examine the cost associations of new and emerging HCV therapies against the cost of disease and standard therapies to support individualized therapy selection and patient management.

4. Analyze the role of the specialty pharmacist in patient education and adherence to HCV treatment.

Target Audience: Pharmacists; managed care professionals; specialty pharmacists.

Type of activity: Application

Release date: June 12, 2016

Expiration date: June 12, 2017

Estimated time to complete activity: 2.0 hours

Fee: This lesson is offered for free at www.pharmacytimes.org.

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 2.0 contact hours (0.2 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-16-075-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through June 12, 2017.