Clinical Dialogue: Use of Biosimilars in the Management of Rheumatologic and Gastrointestinal Diseases
This activity explores the use of biosimilars to represent new options for the management of patients with rheumatologic and gastrointestinal diseases.

Use of Biosimilars in the Management of Rheumatologic and Gastrointestinal Diseases

Lawrence Herman, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA; James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP

Biosimilars represent new options for the management of patients with rheumatologic and gastrointestinal diseases. The nature of biosimilars and the ways in which they should be used in clinical practice can be confusing to clinicians. An improved understanding of these agents will help to optimize the use of biosimilars.  

Educational Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, the PA should be better able to:
  • Differentiate between biosimilar drugs and generic (bioequivalent) drugs.
  • Identify FDA’s basis for licensure of biosimilars.
  • Identify available biosimilars indicated for rheumatologic and gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Indicate how biosimilars should be used in clinical practice.

Accreditation Statements


This activity has been reviewed by the AAPA Review Panel and is compliant with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation. Approval is valid through September 30, 2019.

Lippincott Professional Development will award 0.75 contact hour for this continuing nursing education activity. Lippincott Professional Development is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center's Commission on Accreditation. Lippincott Continuing Medical Education Institute, Inc. is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. This activity is designated for a maximum of 0.75 contact hours.

Jointly presented by:

American Academy of PAs and Wolters Kluwer Health

Responsibility Statement

AAPA takes responsibility for the content, quality, and scientific integrity of this CME activity.

Disclosure Policy Statement

It is the policy of AAPA to require the disclosure of the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship a faculty member has with the commercial interest of any commercial product discussed in an educational presentation. The participating faculty reported the following:

Faculty

Lawrence Herman, MPA, PA-C, DFAAPA
Moderator
Associate Program Director, Adjunct Professor
University of Texas Medical Branch - Galveston
School of Medicine, PA Studies
Galveston, TX
Disclosure: No relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

James G. Stevenson, PharmD, FASHP
Professor of Pharmacy
Department of Clinical Pharmacy
University of Michigan College of Pharmacy
Ann Arbor, MI
Disclosure: No relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

Activity Planners

Michael Speidel, Nancy Baxter, and Joanne Jeffers, Medical Logix, LLC and Karen Innocent, Wolters Kluwer Health have no relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

AAPA Staff Activity Planners

Daniel Pace has no relationship with any commercial interests whose products or services may be mentioned during this presentation.

Off-Label/Unapproved Product(s) Discussion

There are no references to off-label/unapproved uses of products in this program.

Disclaimer

The opinions and comments expressed by faculty and other experts, whose input is included in this program, are their own. This enduring material is produced for educational purposes only. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs mentioned in this program including indications, contraindications, warnings, and adverse effects and dosage before administering to patients.

Acknowledgement of Commercial Support

Supported by an independent educational grant from Merck

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