Management Of Drug Challenges: Generic vs Branded Drugs, 2nd Edition

About the Course
Written program is designed to help healthcare professionals best understand the generic drug environment, recognize when substitution is warranted, and work with their patients to fully understand and appreciate the process.

Learning Outcomes
Upon completion of the course, the learner will be able to:
  • Identify a potential driver of increased costs for prescription drug products.
  • Distinguish between the processes of determining generic and brand medication names.
  • Identify attributes of generic drugs as they relate to brand-name medications.
  • Describe the difference between the development of generic and brand-name products.
  • Compare and contrast generic drugs and biosimilars.
  • Summarize a universal guideline governing generic substitution across all U.S. jurisdictions.
  • Provide an overview of the evolving concepts regarding the generic substitution of anti-seizure medications.
About the Author
Bradley K. Gillespie, PharmD,  received a bachelor’s degree in Biology and a Pharm.D., both from the University of Illinois. His key practice area is in the field of industrial pharmacy, including several years at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, pharmaceutical and biotechnology industries. Dr. Gillespie’s area of expertise is in the planning, conduct, and analysis of clinical trials, with a secondary interest in regulatory affairs. Through these roles, Dr. Gillespie has developed extensive experience in the oncology, immunology, cardiovascular, and inflammation therapeutic areas. In addition to this, he has approximately 10 years of experience in developing a continuing education program for pharmacy technicians, pharmacists, and advanced practice nurses.  

How to Receive Credit  
  • Read the entire course online or in print which requires a 1-hour commitment of time
  • At the end of the course, answer the Yes/No Affirmation question to indicate that you have completed the educational activity.
  • Specific to Florida: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 70% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Outcomes as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Specific for Pharmacy: A mandatory Final Examination with a passing score of 75% or higher is required. Exam questions link content to the course Learning Objectives as a method to enhance individualized learning and material retention.
  • Provide required personal and payment information.
  • Complete the mandatory course evaluation.
  • Print your Certificate of Completion.

Resolution of Conflict of Interest* 
All relevant financial relationships have been mitigated/ SME does not have a financial relationship with ineligible companies. Planners, faculty, and others in control of content (either individually or as a group) have no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

Sponsorship/Commercial Support and Non-Endorsement
It is the policy of Colibri Healthcare, LLC not to accept support from ineligible companies. Furthermore, ineligible companies are prohibited from distributing or providing access to this activity to learners.
The information provided in this activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical judgment of a healthcare provider relative to diagnostic and treatment options of a specific patient’s medical condition. 

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Accreditations and Approvals
Accreditations and Approvals: Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. (Provider #0607). Your hours will be reported to CPE Monitor within 10 business days after course completion. Colibri Healthcare, LLC is also approved through the Florida Board of Pharmacy (Provider #50-4007).

Target Audience(s)
  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacist Technicians
  • Physicians
  • Nurses
Accreditations and Approvals
Colibri Healthcare, LLC is accredited as a provider of nursing continuing professional development by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation.