About This Initiative
This educational initiative is designed to educate hospital-based physicians and pharmacists about existing risk evaluation and mitigation strategies (REMS) for drugs administered in a hospital or components of a health system such as long-term care facilities, home care, and associated health maintenance organizations. Physicians, pharmacists, and other health care professionals are responsible for understanding specific requirements of approved REMS programs and ensuring the successful implementation of REMS to facilitate the intended goals of improving medication safety while allowing patients’ access to the medications necessary to treat their medical conditions.
This educational initiative will provide physicians and pharmacists with an update on current REMS provisions required by the FDA and explain and their implications for health care professionals. A practical approach that physicians and pharmacists can take in managing the growing number and scope of REMS will also be described.