Multiple Sclerosis- Pharmacist

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Multiple sclerosis (MS), a chronic, inflammatory disease of the CNS, is not a rare condition. In the United States, MS ranks as the second most common cause of neurological disability and the leading cause of non-traumatic disability in young adults. Before the release of the first disease-modifying drug (interferon beta 1b Betaseron) in 1993, the available medications for MS targeted only the relief of symptoms such as urinary urgency. Today, a total of 6 disease modifying drugs (DMD) are available. These drugs reduce the frequency of relapse by about one third and are believed to slow disease progression. Unfortunately, DMDs do not cure MS and their impact on long-term disability remains to be seen. Current research suggests that neurological damage early in the course of MS results in long-term impairment. Consequently, many experts recommend early initiation of treatment with DMDs. This issue provides an overview of MS and an update on the drugs currently used to manage the disease, including those that may prevent or delay disease progression and medications that treat specific symptoms.

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Course Information

Target Audience

Pharm/Nurse Drug Therapy

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

Course Accreditation

  • Activity Type:
    Knowledge
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 428-0000-08-001-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.

In order to obtain a Statement of Credit, attendees must answer poll questions where presented and complete a program evaluation. Attendees may immediately print their Statement of Credit or leave them stored on the website.

Technology Requirements

  • Hardware Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • Software Requirements
    Standard Windows/Mac System
    iPad or iPhone
    Minimum screen resolution: 1024x768
    Speakers or headphones
  • 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.