Schizophrenia is an all-too-often chronic, debilitating disorder that impedes quality of life and psychosocial functioning. Implementation of effective therapy that promotes sustained recovery often poses a challenge for both clinicians and patients. Long-acting injectables (LAIs) can play a critical role in relapse prevention and rehospitalization, and subsequently, recovery and restoration of function.
This CME Outfitters BriefCase will guide clinicians through best practices to identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAIs as well as effective communication strategies to facilitate the discussion of using LAIs in these patients.
At the end of this CME/CE activity, participants should be able to identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAI therapies and strategies for transitioning from oral therapies.
The following learning objectives pertain only to those requesting CNE or CPE credit: Identify patients with schizophrenia who are ideal candidates for LAI therapies and strategies for transitioning from oral therapies.
Supported by an educational grant from Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc., and Lundbeck.
Psychiatrists, primary care physicians, PAs, nurse practitioners, nurses, and pharmacists.
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Dr. Kane reports that he receives grants from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Lundbeck; and Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc. He is a consultant for ACADIA Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Alkermes; Allergan; F. Hoffmann-La Roche; Intra-Cellular Therapies, Inc.; Lundbeck; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Jazz Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Johnson & Johnson; LB Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Merck & Co., Inc.; Minerva Neurosciences; Neurocrine Biosciences, Inc.; Otsuka America Pharmaceutical, Inc.; Reviva Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Saladax Biomedical, Inc.; Sumitomo Dainippon Pharma Co., Ltd.; Sunovion Pharmaceuticals Inc.; Takeda Pharmaceuticals U.S.A., Inc.; and Teva. He is a stock shareholder of Vanguard Research Group; and LB Pharmaceuticals, Inc.
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Faculty of this CE activity may include discussions of products or devices that are not currently labeled for use by the FDA. The faculty have been informed of their responsibility to disclose to the audience if they will be discussing off-label or investigational uses (any uses not approved by the FDA) of products or devices.
NOTE: Pharmacist CE Universal Activity Number, Enduring: 0376-0000-20-119-H01-P.
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