New Drugs 2013-2014- Pharmacist


  Credits  2

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The FDA approved 27 new molecular entities in 2013, and 9 more through April 15 of 2014. These include 2 selective estrogen receptor modulators for postmenopausal symptoms (ospemifene [Osphena™] and bazedoxifene [in the combination product Duavee®]), the first 2 agents in a new drug class for type 2 diabetes (the SGLT2 inhibitors canagliflozin [Invokana™] and dapagliflozin [Farxiga™]), 2 important drugs for hepatitis C (simeprevir [Olysio™] and sofosbuvir [Sovaldi™]), and a new oral medication for psoriatic arthritis (apremilast [Otezla®]). Recent approvals that are not new molecular entities include a topical gel formulation of brimonidine (Mirvaso®) for rosacea and the reintroduction of doxylamine/pyridoxine (Diclegis®) for nausea and vomiting of pregnancy. This issue focuses on selected noncancer drugs likely to be encountered in outpatient and community practice settings. Selected new anticancer drugs were covered in The Rx Consultant February 2014 issue.


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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:
  • CE Broker
  • Universal Activity Number:
    Pharmacist : 0428-0000-14-009-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.