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Course Overview

Generic drugs have been lifesaving for many Americans faced with dire financial situations and no comprehensive medical coverage. On average, a brand-name drug costs at least three or four times the price of a generic drug; for someone who takes multiple drugs every day, the costs can be prohibitive. Some prescribers do not prescribe generics out of habit or out of concern that the generic may not be safe or effective. In some cases, prescribers have no idea that generic counterparts exist and consequently never bother to write it on the prescription. APNs with prescriptive authority must be informed about use of generic drugs. Patients may also be reluctant to use generic drugs, and RNs, pharmacists, and technicians play a critical role in educating them about generic drug usage.

About the Course Author

MaryJo Cerepani, DNP, CRNP, CEN has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Susanne Morgan graduated with a PharmD, and later in her career a MS in library and information science. She has been researching and writing educational materials for health care professionals for over 12 years. More recently she has been a part of quality control for a pharma and nutritional supplement company. In this role she has worn many hats, from formulating new topical cosmetics and drugs to investigating and closing adverse events. When not working, she enjoys spending time with her four children.

Susanne Morgan, PharmD, MSLIS has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

Dr. Gibson is a pharmacist and medical writer and editor. She trained as a hospital pharmacist specializing in internal medicine and acute care. She is also the author of clinical textbooks, peer-reviewed journal articles, and continuing education programs for the medical community, and she is a leading contributor to award-winning healthcare blogs and websites.

Jennifer L. Gibson, PharmD has declared that no conflict of interest, Relevant Financial Relationship or Relevant Non-Financial Relationship exists.

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Accreditation Information

Certificates provided by accrediting body (10 Match)

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


  • California Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing, CEP# 13791 Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • District of Columbia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    District of Columbia Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education program (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Florida Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Florida Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Georgia Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    Georgia Board of Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290). Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • South Carolina Board of Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    This program was approved by the South Carolina Board of Nursing Approved Continuing Education Program (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing

    1.00HOURS

    West Virginia Board of Registered Nursing (CEBroker Provider #50-290).
    Nurses will receive 1.0 contact hours for participating in this course.
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: P
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-118-H03-P
  • Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education

    1.00HOURS

    In support of improving patient care, Relias LLC is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.


    Type Activity: Knowledge
    Target Audience Designation: T
    ACPE Universal Activity Number: JA4008266-0000-21-118-H03-T
  • Florida Board of Pharmacy

    1.00HOURS

    This module is approved for 1.0 contact hours by Florida Board of Pharmacy


Course Details
  • Course Code:

    REL-ACU-0-CE671
  • Hours:

    1.00
  • Type:

    Online Course
  • Release Date:

    2019-05-01
  • Expiration Date:

    2021-12-28
  • Learning Objectives:

    Describe the barriers to generic drug dispensingDescribe the barriers to generic drug dispensing; Discuss patient education needs related to generic drugs ; List the requirements and the process for approval of a generic drug in the U.S.
  • Target Audience:

    The target audience for this course is: Nurses; Pharmacists; Pharmacy Technicians; in the following settings: Acute Care Facility.
  • Course Delivery Method and Format:

    Asynchronous/Online Distance Learning; please see certificate details for specifics on delivery format.
    Relias has a grievance policy in place to facilitate reports of dissatisfaction. Relias will make every effort to resolve each grievance in a mutually satisfactory manner. In order to report a complaint or grievance please contact Relias.
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    All courses offered by Relias, LLC are developed from a foundation of diversity, inclusiveness, and a multicultural perspective. Knowledge, values and awareness related to cultural competency are infused throughout the course content.
    Reference herein to any specific commercial product, process, or service by trade name, trademark, service mark, manufacturer or otherwise does not constitute or imply any endorsement, recommendation, or favoring of, or affiliation with, Relias, LLC.
    All characteristics and organizations referenced in the following training are fictional. Any resemblance to any actual organizations or persons living or dead, is purely coincidental.
    To earn continuing education credit for this course you must achieve a passing score of 80% on the post-test and complete the course evaluation.
  • Accommodations:

    If you require special accommodations to complete this module, please contact Relias Customer Support here.
  • Disclosures:

    Expert Reviewers, Instructors, and Staff Writers disclosures will be listed above after the individuals' biographical paragraph. All other members involved within the planning of this educational activity have declared no conflict of interest exists when planning and developing this course.