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Assessing for Gluten in Medications


Assessing for Gluten in Medication

0100-0000-15-082-H04-P/T

Celiac disease is an autoimmune disorder that causes an intolerance to gluten, the protein found in wheat, barley, and rye. While there are drugs being researched fro celiac disease treatment, currently, the only treatment is a strict lifelong adherence to a gluten-free diet. Since gluten-free labeling standards do not currently exist for medications, the potential for an adverse drug reaction is a dangerous reality for the estimated 3 million Americans afflicted with the disease. In order to minimize malignancies from unidentified pharmaceutical ingestion, it is imperative that reliable methods be developed in order to ascertain the existence of gluten in medications.  

Upon completion of this knowledge-based activity, the pharmacist will be able to to: 

  1. Identify three reasons why it is important to determine the gluten free status of medications prior to dispensing a new medication to a patient with celiac disease
  2. Compare the various resources which can be utilized to help a patient with celiac disease determine if there is gluten in their medications and the limitations of each 
  3. Describe future steps that are needed in order to make the determination of the gluten content in medications clearer
  4. Summarize the current research and development of medications and vaccines for the treatment of celiac disease
 Upon completion of this knowledge-based activity, the pharmacy technician will be able to: 
  1. Identify three reasons why it is important to determine the gluten free status of medications prior to dispensing a new medication to a patient with celiac disease
  2. Compare the various resources which can be utilized to help a patient with celiac disease determine if there is gluten in their medications and the limitation of each 
  3. Describe future steps that are needed in order to make the determination of the gluten content in medications clearer
 Program Fees:
  • This webinar is $5 for AzPA Members.  Non-members pay $10.  

Continuing Education Information:

  • This knowledge-based activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit by the Accreditation Council Pharmacy Education.
  • ACPE UAN: 0100-0000-15-082-H04-P/T
  • Initial Release Date: 9/26/2015
  • Planned Expiration Date: 9/26/2018

Refund Policy:

No refunds will be issued once the program has been signed up for due to the nature of the program. AzPA reserves the right to cancel any activity due to insufficient pre-registration or as determined by the Executive Director or Operations Director. In this case, all individuals pre-registered are notified and issued a full refund. Registration fees cannot be re-allocated due to the multiple steps involved with processing CE Credits.

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CE Hours

1.00

CE Units

0.100

Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists
  • Pharmacy Technicians

Accreditation(s)

Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
The Arizona Pharmacy Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as providers of continuing education.

Requirements for CE Credit

This knowledge-based activity has been approved for 1.0 contact hour (0.1 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit by the Accreditation Council Pharmacy Education. All continuing pharmacy education credits awarded by the Arizona Pharmacy Association will be uploaded within 60 days of the completion of the activity.  Please monitor your NABP eProfile account for accuracy.  If you have any questions or identify an inaccuracy, please contact us at education@azpharmacy.org or 480-838-3385. 
 
 

 

 

 

Speaker(s)/Author(s)

Georgina Rubal-Peace, PharmD, BCPS
Pharmacy Program Coordinator/ Pharmacy Residency Director, Banner University Medical Center South

Activity Number

0100-0000-15-082-H04-P/T

Release Date: Sep 26, 2015
Credit Expiration Date: Sep 26, 2018

CE Hours

1.00