FMCP Module 4: Developing and Managing the Drug Formulary

The drug formulary, or preferred drug list, is a listing of drugs covered by a payer such as a health plan or pharmacy benefits manager - and is the backbone to understanding managed care pharmacy. There is extensive work done to prepare and review each medication added to the formulary. This module will detail what a formulary is and how a Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee develops and maintains a formulary.

Target Audience

Pharmacists, Pharmacy Technicians, Managed Care Professionals

Learning Objectives

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

  • Explain what a drug formulary is and how it is developed and maintained.
  • State the composition, role, and responsibilities of a Pharmacy and Therapeutics (P&T) Committee.
  • Summarize the process that begins with the identification of a likely new drug approval and culminates in a formulary decision about the drug.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 0.75 ACPE
    ACPE The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
Course opens: 
07/01/2023
Course expires: 
06/30/2026
Cost:
$0.00

Financial Relationship Disclosures:

Faculty/Reviewer/PlannerReported Relevant Financial Relationships
Joseph DiBiase
Peer Reviewer
None
Tracy McDowd, PharmD, FAMCP
Peer Reviewer
None
Vimal Reddy, PharmD
Peer Reviewer
None
Fred Goldstein
Speaker, Planner, Peer Reviewer
None
Ruby Singh, PharmD
Planner, Peer Reviewer
None
Brittany V. Henry, PharmD, MBA
Planner, Peer Reviewer
None
  • AMCP Staff have disclosed no relevant financial relationships.
  • If applicable, relevant financial relationships have been mitigated and documented.
  • Content has undergone a peer review to ensure content validity.

Accreditation:

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-23-029-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 0.75
Release Date: August 04, 2023 •  Expiration Date: July 31, 2026

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  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

Available Credit

  • 0.75 ACPE
    ACPE The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

Price

Cost:
$0.00
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