• Date:
  • Time: 1:15pm - 2:15pm
  • Track: Clinical Practice
  • CME/CE: 1.0

Developed by the Pharmacists Section and the Polypharmacy Special Interest Group
Moderator: Jeannie K. Lee, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, FASHP
The purpose of this symposium is to educate the audience and summarize the changes over the past year in pharmacotherapy. The speakers will examine information regarding newly approved medications, as well as dietary and herbal supplements. Learning Objectives: (1) communicate the indication for use, mechanism of action, pharmacokinetics, dosing, safety, and drug interactions for newly approved medications; (2) compare potential advantages and disadvantages of incorporating new medications into clinical practice; (3) explain the potential uses, mechanism of action, dosing, safety, and drug/supplement interactions for select dietary and herbal supplements; and (4) evaluate the potential risks and benefits of dietary supplement use in older adults.

Newly Approved Medications and Place in Therapy for Older Adults 
Laura A. Hart, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP
Dietary Supplements Commonly Used by Older Adults 
Carla J. Bouwmeester, PharmD, MS, BCPS, BCGP