Accreditation/Credit Designation

ACPE

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is approved for 3.0 contact hours (0.3 CEU) under the ACPE universal activity number 0290-0000-20-214-H01-P. The activity is available for CE credit through October 15, 2021.

Pharmacists seeking ACPE credit should click here to participate in this activity.

This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC and Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™. Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, designates this journal-based CME activity for a maximum of 3.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC, is approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, Provider #16669, for 3.0 Contact Hours.

Acknowledgment of Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Managed Care Considerations for Chronic Cough: An American Journal of Managed Care® Supplement

Release Date: October 16, 2020
Expiration Date: October 16, 2021

Activity Overview

Chronic cough is the most common symptom for which individuals seek medical advice. This health issue has a substantial impact on a person’s quality of life and can produce complications such as vomiting, fractures, muscle pain, syncope, and depression. Pharmacists and managed care professionals should recognize the complicated etiology of chronic cough and its difficult management. As there are currently no available therapies specifically indicated for this, the emerging treatment options that are targeted for patients with chronic cough have the promising potential to fulfill unmet needs in this population. They will resolve or minimize the significant burden on healthcare resources, families, work, and school, and improve patients’ overall health.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

This activity is supported by an educational grant from Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp.

Instructions for This Activity and Receiving Credit

  1. Complete the activity (including pre- and post-activity assessments).
  2. Answer the evaluation questions.
  3. Request credit using the drop-down menu.

You may immediately download your certificate.


Target Audience

This activity is intended for managed care pharmacists and interested nurses and physicians.

Pharmacists seeking ACPE credit should visit: https://www.pharmacytimes.org/go/CC-suppl to participate in this activity.

Learning Objectives

Upon successful completion of this activity, you should be better prepared to:

  • Examine the etiologies of chronic cough, the burden, and the pathophysiology.
  • Explain the treatment options for chronic cough including the emerging therapies.
  • Identify opportunities to improve the management of chronic cough from a payer and patient perspective, as well as to integrate new treatments into the existing treatment algorithm.

Faculty, Staff, and Planners’ Disclosures

In accordance with ACCME Guidelines, PER® has identified and resolved all COI for faculty, staff, and planners prior to the start of this activity by using a multistep process.

Faculty

Desola Davis, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP
Drug Use Management Clinical Pharmacy Specialist
Kaiser Permanente Georgia
Atlanta, Georgia

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Peter Dicpinigaitis, MD
Professor of Medicine
Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Director, Montefiore Cough Center
Montefiore Medical Center
Bronx, New York

Disclosures: Consultant: Bayer HealthCare Pharmaceuticals, Bellus Health Inc, Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, Shionogi.

Phung C. On, PharmD, BCPS
Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice
School of Pharmacy – MCPHS University School of Pharmacy – Boston
Clinical Pharmacy Specialist – Transitions of Care
Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program
Boston, Massachusetts

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Medical Writing and Editorial Support

Debra Gordon, MS
President
GordonSquared, Inc
Highland Park, Ilinois

Disclosures: Stockholder: Merck Sharp & Dohme Corp, AbbVie; Other: Spouse Employed by AbbVie.

Brittany Hoffmann-Eubanks, PharmD, MBA
Owner
Banner Medical, LLC
Frankfort, Illinois

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

C. Andrew Kistler, MD, PharmD
Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine
Division of Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Thomas Jefferson University Hospital
Sidney Kimmel Medical College
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

Disclosures: No relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™

Planning Staff: Jim Palatine, RPh, MBA; Maryjo Dixon, RPh; Dipti Desai, PharmD, CHCP; Ann Marciano; Brianna Schauer, MBA; Susan Pordon; and Brianna Winters have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC

Planning Staff: The staff of Physicians’ Education Resource®, LLC has no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Anonymous peer reviewers were part of the content validation and conflict resolution and have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Off-Label Disclosure and Disclaimer

This activity may or may not discuss investigational, unapproved, or off-label use of drugs. Learners are advised to consult prescribing information for any products discussed. The information provided in this accredited activity is for continuing education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent clinical judgment of a healthcare professional relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition. The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of PER® or any company that provided commercial support for this activity.


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