Improving Patient Understanding of Fetal Risk of Mycophenolate:
The Pharmacist’s Important Role
This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from the Mycophenolate REMS Group. This activity is intended to be fully compliant with the Mycophenolate REMS education requirements issued by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Steven Gabardi, PharmD, BCPS, FAST, FCCP
Abdominal Organ Transplantation Clinical Specialist
Division of Transplant Surgery
Brigham & Women’s Hospital
Assistant Professor of Medicine
Department of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Cher Y. Enderby, PharmD, BCPS, BCNSP
Manager, Education & Staff Development
Mayo Clinic, Department of Pharmacy
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy
Mayo Clinic College of Medicine
Dr. Gabardi has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
Dr. Enderby has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
The clinical reviewer, Lisa Holle, PharmD, BCOP has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
The medical writer, Thomas Cook, PhD, RPh has no relevant affiliations or financial relationships with a commercial interest to disclose.
Susanne Batesko, RN, BSN, Robin Soboti, RPh, and Susan R. Grady, MSN, RN, as well as the planners, managers, and other individuals, not previously disclosed, who are in a position to control the content of Postgraduate Healthcare Education (PHE) continuing education (CE) activities hereby state that they have no relevant conflicts of interest and no financial relationships or relationships to products or devices during the past 12 months to disclose in relation to this activity. PHE is committed to providing participants with a quality learning experience and to improve clinical outcomes without promoting the financial interests of a proprietary business.
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2.0 hour (0.2 ceu)
Type of Activity:
There is no fee for this educational activity.
Estimated time to complete activity:
December 16, 2022
December 16, 2023
All pharmacists who do or may encounter patients being prescribed or on a mycophenolic acid product.
How to Earn Credit
During the period December 16, 2022 to December 16, 2023, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) view the educational activity; 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 70% 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 70%, 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.
Get your questions answered by pharmacist experts!
The goal of this educational activity is to provide pharmacists with education covering the Mycophenolate REMS program requirements, including increased risks of miscarriage and birth defects associated with MPA use during pregnancy, the need to counsel women of reproductive potential on the importance of pregnancy prevention and planning when taking MPA, and the need to report pregnancies to the Mycophenolate Pregnancy Registry.
Upon completion of this program, participants should be better able to:
- Discuss the use of mycophenolic acid (MPA) during pregnancy and associated fetal risks
- Explain strategies to effectively counsel patients in accordance with the Mycophenolate REMS program
- Formulate approaches to improve and validate consistent patient understanding of MPA fetal risk and use of highly effective contraception
- Express the importance and necessity for reporting pregnancies to the Mycophenolate Pregnancy Registry
REQUIRED COMPUTER HARDWARE/SOFTWARE
Please ensure the computer system you plan to use meets the following minimum requirements:
- Operating System: Windows 98 or higher & Macintosh 2.2 or higher
- Internet Browser (Mac &/ Windows): Internet Explorer 6.0 or higher, Google Chrome, Safari 5.0.6 or higher, Firefox 3.0.3 or higher & Opera 5 or higher
- Broadband Internet connection: Cable, High-speed DSL & any other medium that is internet accessible
- Peripherals: Computer speakers or headphones
- Monitor Screen Resolution: 320 x 480 or higher
- Media Viewing Requirements: Adobe Reader, Microsoft PowerPoint, Flash Player & HTML5
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 or the Mycophenolate REMS Group/U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA). 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 evaluation of their patients' conditions, and possible contraindications on dangers in use, (review of any applicable manufacturer's product information) and comparison with 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 activity have not been evaluated by the FDA.