Presenter: Sarah Robertson, PharmD, PharmD/Vertex Pharmaceuticals
Drug interactions occur when a substance affects the activity of a drug when both are administered together. The interaction of substances in this way may have consequences for the health of patients, including increasing the risk that side effects will occur during treatment. This module examines the different kinds of drug interactions, the principal mechanisms that cause them, and how to understand complex drug interactions. It also is designed to help prescribers interpret the clinical significance of various types of drug interactions and learn how to access drug interaction information in product labeling and tertiary references.
Length of Module: 38 minutes 57 seconds
How to Use the Module
Begin by completing the self-assessment. This will determine your current level of understanding about ADRs.
Next, watch the video presentation of the module.
When you have completed the video presentation, visit the case study and answer the questions.
Finally, for additional learning, access the resources and references document, which includes further information to expand your knowledge about ADRs.
When you have completed all steps, it is recommended that you return to the self-assessment and test your knowledge again.
About the Presenter
Dr. Robertson is Senior Director in Clinical Pharmacology at Vertex Pharmaceuticals, a global biotechnology company. An expert in clinical drug interactions, she worked previously as a Clinical Pharmacology Research Fellow at the National Institutes of Health and a Clinical Pharmacologist at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, where she was Team Leader for Antiviral Drug Products in the Office of Clinical Pharmacology at the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research (CDER). Dr. Robertson received a B.S. in chemistry from Marquette University, and a Doctorate of Pharmacy from the University of Wisconsin at Madison.
Presented by the PhRMA Foundation Safe and Effective Prescribing Project
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