Managing Acne – New and Over-The-Counter Treatments – Pharmacist

  Price  $6.95

  Credits  1.5


“It’s just a cosmetic problem.” “It will go away, so you don’t really need to treat it.” “You need to wash your face more.” These all-too-common misconceptions surround the causes and treatment of acne. Acne can have a dramatic impact on the lives of people who suffer from this disease; both medically and socially. With updated knowledge and assessment skills, pharmacists and other healthcare providers can have a large positive impact on acne patients’ lives – in both their self-care and in recommending treatment options.


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Course Information

Target Audience



Celia MacDonnell
BS Pharm, PharmD
Knowledge Level

General Overview

This activity will apply to a broad range of learning needs/pharmacy settings. It may include common disease state/therapy overivews and/or general pharmacy needs such as medication errors, immunizations, or law topics.

Learning Objectives



  • Recognize the pathophysiology behind the development of acne, and the grading system used to differentiate the severity of acne.
  • List the potential advantages and limitations of prescription and over-the-counter medications used for acne; include administration and side effect concerns.
  • Develop a stepwise treatment plan for a person with acne based on disease severity.
  • Provide appropriate patient counseling points regarding acne products and self-care regimens for acne management.

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0798-9999-21-320-H01-P
PharmCon is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

PharmCon, Inc. is an approved course provider for continuing education for nurses by the Florida Board of Nursing. PharmCon is also recognized by the California Board of Nursing as a provider of nursing programs.

Credit for this program is issued by passing the final test hosted at with a score of 70% or higher.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
  • Network Requirements
    Broadband Internet Connection:
    T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
    4G cellular connection
Computer sharing is NOT permitted due to accreditation guidelines on activity monitoring. Credit is earned by one user per device.