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Insomnia Drugs and their Pitfalls Webcast – 1 CE

Activity Overview

The use of hypnotics has increased over the past 20 years however evidence-based medicine shows that their use leads to poor outcomes. By highlighting these dangers and discussing non-pharmacologic approaches, this activity aims to broaden the management of insomnia and assist the pharmacist in managing and recommending therapy.

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

  1. Identify medications and medical and psychiatric conditions commonly associated with difficulty sleeping
  2. Discuss non-pharmacologic approaches for managing insomnia disorder
  3. Compare And contrast brand and generic names, mechanisms of action, dosing, adverse effects, interactions, and the place in therapy of hypnotics

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Accreditation Statement

ACPEAchieveCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

AchieveCE is also accredited by the Florida Board of Pharmacy (provider no. 50-20641). This course is approved by CE Broker, with CE Broker No. 20-846425.

Faculty Information

Dr. Tim Brown is the Director of Interprofessional Education for the University of Georgia’s College of Pharmacy and a Professor in Pharmacology and Toxicology for Augusta University Medical College of Georgia and UGA Partnership. He received his doctorate from Campbell University School of Pharmacy and completed residency training at the Medical College of Virginia. In 2018, Brown was named the Ohio Health-System Pharmacist of the Year and received the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Graduate Medical Education Leader of the year award. He was also recognized by the American Academy of Family Physicians as the 2017 Outstanding Faculty for Live Activities. Brown is a past board member of the American Society of Health System Pharmacists and is recognized nationally as a leader within Ambulatory Care Practice. Dr. Brown is the co-editor of the two books designed to help others build their Ambulatory Care practice models and is the host of the podcast, “PharmCast for the Community.”


This activity was developed by AchieveCE free of any commercial support. Dr. Tim Brown has no actual or potential conflicts of interest to disclose.

Content Complexity

  Level 2. Basic Application of Skills and Concepts

Delivery Type

Home Study Webcast



1.0 Contact Hour


Disease State Management/Drug Therapy

Target Audience


Activity Type


Universal Activity Number


Activity Release Date

July 14, 2021

Activity Expiration Date

July 14, 2024

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Requirements for Credit

Participants must score a passing grade of 70% or higher on the activity post-test and complete an activity evaluation. There are no time limits and unlimited test-taking attempts. Credits will be reported automatically to CPE Monitor and/or CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

CE Broker Reporting

If you are licensed under a board supported by CE Broker, feel free to log into your CE Broker account to view your reported courses or to contact their support staff.

Hardware Requirements

Windows 8.1, Windows 10
Mac OS X 10.1 or higher
iOS 10+, Android 4.3+

Software Requirements

Google Chrome, Microsoft Edge, Mozilla Firefox
Adobe Acrobat Reader

Network Requirements

Broadband Internet Connection:
T1, Hi-speed DSL or Cable
4G cellular connection

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