Variable Effects of Omega-3 Fatty Acids for ASCVD Event Reduction: Why?

This activity is sponsored by Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC and Medtelligence and has been supported by an educational grant from Amarin Pharma, Inc.

FACULTY

Mary Katherine Cheeley, PharmD, CLS, FNLA
Clinical Pharmacist Specialist: Primary Care
Grady Health System
Atlanta, GA

Joseph Saseen, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, CLS  
Professor and Associate Dean for Clinical Affairs
University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus, Skaggs School of Pharmacy
Aurora, CO

FINANCIAL DISCLOSURE

Dr. Cheeley and Dr. Saseen hereby state that they do not have relevant affiliation or financial relationship or relationship to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity to disclose.

The following reviewer, Catherine Sheffield, PharmD states that she has no financial relationship or relationship to products or devices with a commercial interest related to the content of this activity to disclose.

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ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS

PHARMACY
acpePostgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
UAN: 0430-0000-21-081-H01-P
Credits: 0.25 hour (0.025 CEUs)

Type of Activity: Knowledge
Media: Internet

Fee Information: There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity: 30 minutes

Release Date

July 31, 2021

Expiration Date

July 31, 2022

TARGET AUDIENCE

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of pharmacists.

HOW TO OBTAIN CREDIT

Participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity in its entirety; and 3) complete the posttest and evaluation form directly after the activity within a maximum of 60 days of participating in the activity. To answer the questions, click on your selected choice for each answer then proceed to the next question. Once completed, click on the Grade Exam button at the bottom of the page. Your posttest will automatically be graded. If you successfully complete the posttest (score of 75% or higher), your statement of participation will be made available immediately. Click on the View Statement of Participation link and print the statement for your records. If you receive a score lower than 75%, you will receive a message notifying you that you did not pass the posttest. You will have 2 opportunities to pass the posttest. To receive Credit, you must provide your date of birth and NABP number. All Credit information will be uploaded into CPE monitor within 30 days.

GOAL/ACTIVITY OVERVIEW

During this interactive and engaging activity, Dr. Cheeley and Dr. Saseen will discuss the biological effects of OM-3s and their mechanisms of action and review all recent major clinical trials. Faculty will share practical information for pharmacists on the use of icosapent ethyl vs. generic OM-3s and dietary supplements for ASCVD management.

EDUCATIONAL OBJECTIVES

At the conclusion of this program, the learner will be able to do the following:

  • Discuss biologic effects of OM-3s and their mechanisms of action
  • Relate the recent major clinical trials on OM-3s and their clinical implications
  • Review strategies to have greater competence on use of icosapent ethyl, generic OM-3s, and dietary supplements for ASCVD management

REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE

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Disclosure of Unlabeled Use and Disclaimer

The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of Postgraduate Healthcare Education, LLC, Medtelligence or Amarin Pharma, Inc. Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without an evaluation of their patients’ conditions and current medications, including the identification of possible contraindications regarding the dangers of use and a review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, as well as a comparison with the recommendations of other authorities.

The author, sponsor, and publisher of this continuing education activity have made all reasonable efforts to ensure that all information contained herein is accurate in accordance with the latest available scientific knowledge at the time of acceptance for publication. However, because information regarding drugs (their administration, dosages, contraindications, adverse reactions, interactions, special warnings, precautions, etc.) is subject to constant change, the reader is advised to check the manufacturer’s package insert for information concerning recommended dosages and potential problems and cautions prior to dispensing or administering the drug. Special precautions should be taken when a drug is new, or highly toxic, or is unfamiliar to the dispenser or administrant. This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not approved by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Neither the publisher nor sponsor promotes the use of any agent outside of approved labeling. Statements made in this monograph have not been evaluated by the FDA. Nutritional products discussed are not intended for the diagnosis, treatment, cure, or prevention of any disease.