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The Changing Role of OTC Products in Health Care

To Participate

To participate in this continuing education activity:

  1. Review the activity description and objectives.
  2. View the activity.
  3. Complete the online post-test and activity evaluation.

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Activity Description

This activity has been developed for physicians and nurses whose practice calls upon them to advise patients who may benefit from using over-the-counter products as part of a self-directed healthcare regimen. The roles of generic OTC and store-brand products are reviewed, as well as the ongoing trend of medications switching from prescription-only to OTC status. Despite their perceived safety, OTC products can be associated with adverse effects. Important updates on the safe use of OTC products for peptic ulcer disease, allergies, birth control, pain management, and overactive bladder are also discussed.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Describe the evolving patient attitudes toward healthcare and wellness, specifically in the context of OTC medications

  • List the products that have moved from prescription-only to OTC status

  • Describe the most common medication problems with specific OTC medications

  • Identify the economic implications of brand, generic, and store brand products

Faculty

Rachel Caskey, MD
Assistant Professor
Departments of Medicine and Pediatrics
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Medicine

Patricia Fischer, RN, CCRP
Instructor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

Mary Lynn Moody, BSPharm
Director, Business Development
Drug Information Group
Clinical Associate Professor
University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy

James H. Wisner, BBA, MBA
President, Wisner Marketing Group, Inc.

Disclosure

It is the policy of ProCE to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member or a sponsor has with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. Dr. Rachel Caskey has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose. Patricia Fischer has no relevant commercial or financial relationships to disclose. Mary Lynn Moody has disclosed that she has served as a consultant and/or speaker for the Perrigo Company. Jim Wisner has disclosed that he has served as a consultant and/or speaker for the Perrigo Company. A portion of grant funds received by ProCE from Perrigo will be used to compensate the faculty for this activity.

Please note: The information and views presented in this activity are those of the faculty through clinical practice and knowledge of the professional literature. Portions of this activity may include the use of drugs and/or devices for unlabeled indications, which should be considered experimental. Participants are advised to consult manufacturer product information and the professional literature, and use professional judgment in applying the presented information in patient-care activities.

CE Accreditation

Nurses:

Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc. is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation.

Nursing credit is provided for this home-study activity through collaboration between ProCE, Inc. and Wild Iris Medical Education, Inc.

This activity provides 1.0 contact hour of nurse CE credit.

Release Date: 07-23-2014
Expiration Date: 07-23-2017

Physicians:

This enduring material activity, The Changing Role of OTC Products in Health Care, has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 1.00 Prescribed credit(s) by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval begins 08/11/2016. Term of approval is for one year from this date. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AMA/AAFP Equivalency: AAFP Prescribed credit is accepted by the American Medical Association as equivalent to AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™ toward the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award. When applying for the AMA PRA, Prescribed credit earned must be reported as Prescribed, not as Category 1.

Funding

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Perrigo.

 

The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, Inc. or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.

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