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

Pharmacy Times, October 2012 Diabetes, Volume 79, Issue 10

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation.

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.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education (PTOCPE) Planning Staff

Judy V. Lum, MPA, and Elena Beyzarov, PharmD, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose related to this activity.

Pharmacy Times Editorial Staff

Jennifer Whartenby and David Allikas have 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:

  • Examine the epidemiology, pathophysiology, and clinical progression of multiple sclerosis (MS).
  • Evaluate current and emerging therapeutic strategies for slowing disease progression in patients with MS and their role in the treatment paradigm.
  • Describe common adverse events associated with MS therapies and strategies for mitigating these side effects.
  • 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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