Demystifying Biologics Used in Primary Care Settings

Demystifying Biologics Used in Primary Care Settings
Overview

Biological therapies are also known as "biologic response modifiers” (BRMs) and "biologics.” The terms will be used interchangeably in this continuing education lesson. Biologics are highly specific therapeutic protein drugs that are produced in living systems and are structurally more complex than traditional drugs.1 Because they are more difficult to manufacture, purify, and evaluate than traditional chemical drugs, they are also much more expensive, on average.1 This program contains three self-study modules:

Module 1: Biologic Response Modifiers (Biologics):  The Basics
Module 2: The Role of Biologics in Management of Rheumatoid Arthritis and Psoriasis
Module 3: The Role of Biologics in Management of Crohn's Disease, Osteoporosis and Cancer

Disclosures: The author has no conflicts of interest to disclose. One of the expert reviewers declares that he has been a paid speaker, member of an advisory board, recipient of funds from a commercial entity other than this one.


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$0.00
1.50 CEU
 
Author

Tom Smiley
BScPhm, PharmD, CTE

Reviewers

Michael Boivin
BScPhm, CDE, CTE, CTH

Nora MacLeod-Glover
BScPhm, PharmD

1057-2016-1755-I-P
(Expires: 25-Jun-2019)