Available Until 12/31/2022

Specialty Pharmaceuticals in Development

Course Description:

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.


Aimee Tharaldson, PharmD

Senior Clinical Pharmacist, Emerging Therapeutics

Express Scripts

Woodbury, MN


Matt Mitchell, PharmD, MBA, FAMCP

Executive Director, Pharmacy Services


Murray, Utah


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

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-21-045-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: October 20, 2021 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2022
Activity Fee: Free for Members and $30 for Non-Members

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 2021. 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.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-21-045-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours October 20, 2021 - December 31, 2022