Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Development - Nexus 2017

ACPE UAN #:  0233-9999-17-045-H04-P

Release Date:  October 17, 2017

Expiration Date:  October 17, 2020

Activity Type:    Knowledge-based

Contact Hours:  1.25

Activity Fee:  Member:  Free        Non-Member: $30 (This home study also sold as part of the "Best of AMCP Nexus 2017" one-time subscription set)

Target Audience: Pharmacists who practice in managed care settings.

The live session was presented jointly by AMCP and PRIME Education, LLC and accredited for pharmacists, physicians, and nurses. However, this home study is only accredited for pharmacists.

Activity overview

Over the last several years, approvals of specialty pharmaceuticals have far outpaced those of traditional drugs. It is anticipated that this trend will continue. How will these specialty medications affect the dynamic health care landscape and managed care pharmacy?  This pipeline session will focus on new and emerging specialty medications and explore their likely role in therapy. This session will also discuss the potential impact of these agents on the managed care market.

Learning Objectives:  

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

1. Recognize recently approved specialty medications.

2. Identify specialty medications that are likely to be approved in the next 12 months.

3. Discuss the mechanism of action, indications, efficacy, and safety of new and emerging specialty medications.

4. Report the likely effect of new specialty medications on the managed care market.

Schedule of Educational Activity

This activity consists of an audio recording, pre-test assessment questions (not required to pass or continue), post-test questions (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher) and a specific activity evaluation. 

CPE Requirements:   

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP Nexus 2017. 

CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor.  Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

To receive credit for an online activity you must:

  • 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.

System Technical Requirements/Viewing Requirements: System Requirements Courses and learning activities are delivered via your Web browser and Acrobat PDF. For all activities, you should have a basic comfort level using a computer and navigating web sites.  View the minimum technical and system requirements for continuing education online learning activities. 


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

As an accredited provider, AMCP strictly adheres to the ACPE Standards for Commercial Support and other relevant guidelines and standards to ensure the independence of continuing pharmacy education (CPE) activities.  It is AMCP’s intent that all CPE activities be independent, objective, balanced, evidence-based and free of any commercial bias.


Joan Siegel, MS Pharm | Corporate Accounts- Managed Markets | CSL Behring | Longwood, Florida

Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-9999-17-045-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours October 17, 2017 - October 17, 2020