Date: Wednesday, 04/27/2022
Time: 8:45 AM (view in the schedule)
If you are a pharmacist, nurse practitioner or other healthcare professional involved in the comprehensive medication management of psychiatric and/or neurological patients, we invite you to participate in this online course.
A 2021 report estimates 6.2 million Americans age 65 and older have Alzheimer’s Disease (AD). Estimates predict this population could grow to 13.8 million by 2060 if no medical developments are made to prevent, slow, or cure AD. Furthermore, Alzheimer’s is the 6th leading cause of death in the US; while deaths from stroke, heart disease and HIV decreased between 2000-2019, deaths due to AD increased more than 145%. Currently available treatment options may modestly slow cognitive decline. Several medications are additionally used off label for psychosis and other behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia; recently the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) rejected an application for one agent (pimavanserin) to receive FDA approval for this indication. More recently, aducanumab was approved using an accelerated process based on reducing amyloid beta plaque, a surrogate marker for AD. This approval has been met with controversy that impacts how AD is treated and may impact FDA approval for other agents in the future.
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Ganesh Gopalakrishna, MDView biographical information and disclosures
The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Off-Label Use: This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA (see faculty information and disclosures). The opinions expressed in the educational activity do not necessarily represent the views of CPNP and any educational partners. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
Disclaimer: Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. 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 patient’s conditions and possible contraindications on dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
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