The U.S. Medicine Chest: China Rx and the Increasing Risks of Dependence on China and Implications for Federal Pharmacy - CANCELLED

Description

This session discusses the growing role China plays as a supplier of the U.S. federal supply chain. Participants will view a video of DoD testimony to the U.S.-China Commission on July 31, 2019 on China’s increasing role as a supplier of medicines to the military and related testimony. Presentations will cover topics including: trends in the shifts in the pharmaceutical supply chain; a root cause analysis of the valsartan recall; similarities between the valsartan contamination and the heparin contamination in 2007-2008; African swine fever and the impact on heparin supply; and the importance of clinical vigilance.  Action steps for pharmacists within the federal pharmacy system will be shared to help safeguard the quality and safety of medications dispensed to patients.  

Pharmacist Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play in ensuring the safety/efficacy of medication in the U.S. supply chain. 
  2. Identify resources to verify the content, quality, and source of ingredients contained in medications.  
  3. Given a patient case, design a strategy for managing a patient reporting adverse effects or decreased effectiveness of a medication. 

 

     

Technician Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the role pharmacists and pharmacy technicians play in ensuring the safety/efficacy of medication in the U.S. supply chain. 
  2. Identify resources to verify the content, quality, and source of ingredients contained in medications.  
  3. Given a patient case, design a strategy for managing a patient reporting adverse effects or decreased effectiveness of a medication. 

     

 
 
 
Speakers:
Ryan
Ryan Costantino, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
Director, Pharmacy Clinical Decision Support
Defense Health Agency
 
Learning Level: Level 1
Track: Pharmacy Business Operations, Management, and Professional Leadership
Session Time Slot(s): 
Date: 
Tuesday, October 29
Time: 
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
Room: 
Hilton Anatole Dallas - Coronado B
ACPE Pharmacist: 0202-0000-19-198-L01-P
CEUs Pharmacist: .1
ACPE Pharmacy Technician: 0202-0000-19-198-L01-T
CEUs Pharmacy Technician: .1
Activity Type:
Application-based
Handouts: