American Pharmacists Association and LearnSomething Announce Partnership for Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Education

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Comprehensive Education Program to provide FDA required training for specific drugs and drug classes

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The American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and LearnSomething today announced a new partnership to develop educational tools and resources for drugs that require Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) programs. The partnership will provide general REMS education as well as information on drug specific REMS. In addition, the APhA and LearnSomething program will provide an easy to access eLearning platform that can be integrated into learning management systems and compliance tracking tools.

The Food and Drug Administration Amendments Act of 2007 gave the FDA the authority to require REMS from manufacturers to ensure that the benefits of a drug or biological product outweigh its risks. For each drug in the program, training is required by the prescriber, patient and pharmacist before the drug can be prescribed, billed and filled.

The APhA and LearnSomething REMS Education program will launch in the second quarter of 2011.

About LearnSomething
LearnSomething is the leading provider of eLearning solutions for the food, drug and health care industries, managing more than 150 retailer portals. We also deliver flexible learning management solutions and services for nearly 100 heath care and national associations. For more than 15 years LearnSomething's products and custom development services have helped companies and professional associations meet training objectives through flexible online, blended and instructor-led programs. For more information, please visit us at http://www.LearnSomething.com.

About the American Pharmacists Association
The American Pharmacists Association, founded in 1852 as the American Pharmaceutical Association, is a 501 C6 organization, representing more than 62,000 practicing pharmacists, pharmaceutical scientists, student pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and others interested in advancing the profession. APhA, dedicated to helping all pharmacists improve medication use and advance patient care, is the first-established and largest association of pharmacists in the United States.

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