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The Dr. Oz Games: The Odds Are Never In Your Favor

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The Dr. Oz Games: The Odds Are Never In Your Favor

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Activity Details

UAN: 0159-0000-15-043-H01-P

Release Date: October 2, 2015
Expiration Date: October 2, 2018

Activity Type: Application-based

CE Credit: 1 Contact Hour (0.1 CEU)

Cost: Free for PPA members! $30 for non-members.

 

The Pennsylvania Pharmacists Association is accredited by the Accreditation
Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
 
Target Audience

All pharmacists

 

Program Description

With the current culture longing for safer and healthier options, many patients are fixated on the use of natural medicines.  Several patients are heavily influenced by TV doctors, especially Dr. Oz.  The “Dr. Oz Effect” is responsible for tremendous sales in products that lack any evidence as to their safety or efficacy.  This program aims to arm pharmacists with the ability to combat the “Dr. Oz Effect” and provide patients with the real information behind several popular natural products..

 

Program Objectives

At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:
1. Describe the impact of the “Dr. Oz Effect” and similar phenomenon on the beliefs and behaviors of patients.
2. Evaluate the efficacy of alternative medications frequently seen on direct to consumer advertising in the media.
3. Develop recommendations and counseling points for patients about effective natural products based upon the best available evidence.

 

Speakers

Thomas Franko, PharmD, BCACP, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Dr. Thomas Franko graduated in 2011 from the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy. He completed a PGY-1 residency focused in primary care at the VA Medical Center in Wilkes-Barre, PA. After residency he developed the first pharmacist run outpatient medication therapy management clinic focusing on chronic non-malignant pain on the east coast at Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. Currently, he is an assistant professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University and maintains clinical practice at the Wright Center for Graduate Medical Education in Clarks Summit, PA.

Lauren Lockus, PharmD Candidate 2016, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Lauren Lockus is a P4 doctor of pharmacy student at Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes­Barre, PA. She works as an intern at Geisinger Wyoming Valley Medical Center in Wilkes­Barre, PA. She is the past­president of Wilkes University’s chapters of ASHP-SSHP and NCPA, as well as a member of Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity and Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society. Lauren is currently completing a matrix rotation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY. She hopes to complete a residency after graduation, and is interested in infectious disease and emergency medicine.
Brittany Wills, PharmD Candidate 2016, Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy
Brittany Wills is a P4 doctor of pharmacy student at Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy in Wilkes­Barre, Pennsylvania, where she has also completed minors in neuroscience and psychology. She works as an intern at both CVS Pharmacy and Lehigh Valley Hospital in Allentown, PA. She is the past­president of the Alpha Phi chapter of Lambda Kappa Sigma Professional Pharmacy Fraternity and is a member of Phi Lambda Sigma Pharmacy Leadership Society, PPA, ASHP, and NCPA. Brittany is currently completing a matrix rotation at SUNY Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, NY and her interests include critical care and emergency medicine. Brittany hopes to pursue a residency upon graduation.

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