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Pharmacotherapy 2022: New Drugs for Primary Care

Learn about the latest pharmaceutical agents approved in 2021, their mechanisms, efficacy, side effects, and cost, and how they align with current management guidelines in Ambulatory Care.

Tim Brown
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About this course

The FDA approved 50 new pharmaceutical agents in 2021 with 54% of them being first in class. This means that over half of new agents entering the market are unfamiliar to healthcare professionals who need to be educated on how they align with current management guidelines as well as the mechanism of action, dosing, side effects, clinical efficacy, and costs. This presentation will review the pharmaceutical agents associated with Ambulatory Care practice models, which account for the majority of those approved in 2021. The discussion will be organized by organ systems allowing the audience to apply this new knowledge to existing management guidelines, such as cardiovascular disease or diabetes. Each pharmaceutical agent presented will include class designation, mechanism of action, dosing, clinical efficacy/place in therapy, side effects, and cost information. At the conclusion of the presentation, there will also be practice recommendations as well as a discussion of how to stay current with practice standards in this fast-paced healthcare environment.

Release Date:01/12/2023
Expiration Date:01/12/2026
Universal Activity Number (UAN)0657-0000-22-104-H01-P 0657-0000-22-104-H01-T
CE Broker ID20-978944
AGD Number386503
Activity Type:Knowledge-based
Target Audience:Licensed Mental Health Counselor, Dental Therapist, Occupational Therapy Assistant, Speech-Language Pathology Intern, Clinical Laboratory Technician, Certified Respiratory Therapist, Speech-Language Pathologist - SA, Midwife, Advanced Practice Nurse Prescribers, Pharmacist, Speech-Language Pathology Assistant, Certified Nurse Midwife, Speech-Language Pathologist Special Volunteer, Nursing Assistive Personnel, Licensed Midwife, Expanded Function Dental Assistant, Advanced Dental Assistant, Registered Respiratory Therapist, Dental Hygienist, Expanded Function Dental Auxillary, Certified Nurse Aides, Registered Nurse Practitioner, Licensed Psychiatric Technician Nurse, Certified Nurse Practitioner, APRN - Certified Nurse Midwife, Advanced Practice Nurses, Licensed Practical Nurse, Occupational Therapist, Clinical Laboratory Technologist, Clinical Laboratory Director, Forensic Nurse-CSA, Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist, Psychiatric Nurse, Physical Therapy Assistant, Clinical Nurse Specialist, Dentist, Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Public Health Nurse, Licensed Nursing Assistant, Physical Therapist, Advanced Practice Registered Nurse, Respiratory Therapist, Licensed Mental Health Counselor Intern, Nursing Home Administrator, Community Dental Health Coordinator, Dental Technician, Respiratory Care Practitioner Critical Care, Respiratory Care Practitioner, Dental Lab, Speech-Language Pathologist Ltd, Certified Nursing Assistant, Respiratory Care Practitioner Non-Critical Care, Denturist, Pharmacy Technician, Registered Dental Assistant, General Dentist, Dental Assistant Radiographer, Clinical Laboratory Supervisor, Speech-Language Pathologist, Dental Assistant
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Course Accreditation

This course is approved for the following professions. You can get more details on each profession by clicking on it.

AchieveCE is an approved provider (Provider #50-20641) of continuing education for occupational therapy professionals.

  • Alabama State Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Arizona Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners

  • Florida Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Georgia State Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Tennessee Board of Occupational Therapy

  • Mississippi State Department of Health – Bureau of Professional Licensure for Occupational Therapists



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.”​

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Passing Grade

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 CE Broker if your license information is entered properly in your profile.

Hardware Requirements
  • Windows 8.1
  • Windows 10
  • Mac OS X 10.1+
  • iOS 10+
  • Android 4.3+
Software Requirements
  • Google Chrome
  • Microsft Edge
  • Mozilla Firefox
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader
Network Requirements
  • Broadband Internet Connection: T1
  • Hi-speed DSL or Cable4G cellular connection
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