The Probiotic Trend: Challenges for the Community Pharmacist

Pharmacy TimesOctober 2014 Diabetes
Volume 80
Issue 10

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Pharmavite



The Probiotic Trend: Challenges for the Community Pharmacist

Rachel S. Meyers, PharmD

Clinical Associate Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Pediatric Clinical Pharmacist

Department of Pharmacy

Saint Barnabas Medical Center

Livingston, New Jersey

Peggy Piascik, BSPharm, PhD

Professor and Associate Chair for Professional Education Advancement

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Science

University of Kentucky College of Pharmacy

Lexington, Kentucky

Educational Objectives

After participating in this activity, par-ticipants should be able to:

  • Review the rationale for the use of probiotics in the treatment and prevention of various conditions.
  • Ascertain the proven indications, safety, and appropriate use of specific probiotic strains.
  • Summarize emerging and future applications of probiotics.

Target audience:


Type of activity:


Release date:

October 6, 2014

Expiration date:

October 6, 2016

Estimated time to complete activity:

1.5 hours



Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity is approved for 1.5 contact hours (0.15 CEUs) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-14-081-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 6, 2016.

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