Participating Faculty: Implications for Multiple Sclerosis in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: A Clinical and Managed Care Perspective [CME/CPE]

Supplements and Featured Publications, Implications for Multiple Sclerosis in the Era of the Affordable Care Act: A Clinical and Managed Ca, Volume 20, Issue 11 Suppl

This supplement to The American Journal of Managed Care will provide an epidemiological and clinical overview of multiple sclerosis (MS), discuss current and emerging pharmacotherapeutic strategies for the disease, evaluate the burdens of disease, and examine the impact of changing public policies on the management of MS.Faculty

Luigi Brunetti, PharmD, MPH

Clinical Associate Professor

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Samuel F. Hunter, MD, PhD

Director

Novel Pharmaceutics Institute

NeuroNexus Center for Education and Research

Advanced Neurosciences Institute

Franklin, Tennessee

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Neurology

Vanderbilt University

Nashville, Tennessee

Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP

Clinical Assistant Professor

Department of Pharmacy Practice and Administration

Ernest Mario School of Pharmacy

Rutgers, The State University of New Jersey

Piscataway, New Jersey

Clinical Psychiatric Pharmacist

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, New Jersey

A. Scott Mathis, PharmD

Director of Pharmacy

Monmouth Medical Center

Long Branch, New Jersey

Gary M. Owens, MD

President

Gary Owens Associates

Ocean View, Delaware

Faculty Disclosures

Samuel F. Hunter, MD, PhD, has disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months:

Grant/research support: Genzyme, Sanofi

Consultant/speaker’s bureau: Acorda, Bayer, Biogen Idec, Genzyme, Questcor, Teva Pharmaceuticals

Gary M. Owens, MD, has disclosed the following relevant commercial financial relationships or affiliations in the past 12 months:

Consultant/speaker’s bureau: Biogen Idec, Genzyme, Sanofi

Luigi Brunetti, PharmD, MPH; Megan Maroney, PharmD, BCPP; and A. Scott Mathis, PharmD, have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

The American Journal of Managed Care

Publishing staff—Jeff D. Prescott, PharmD, RPh; Ida Delmendo; and Tara Petersen have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Penn State College of Medicine

Planning staff and faculty involved in the development and review of this activity have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Professional Education

Planning staff—David Heckard; Steve Lin, PharmD, RPh; Donna Fausak; and Nathalie Harden have no relevant financial relationships with commercial interests to disclose.

Disclosure Policy

According to the disclosure policy of the Penn State College of Medicine, all persons who are in a position to control content are required to disclose any relevant financial relationships with commercial interests. If a conflict is identified, it is the responsibility of the Penn State College of Medicine and Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing Profession Education to initiate a mechanism to resolve the conflict(s). The existence of these relationships is not viewed as implying bias or decreasing the value of the activity. All educational materials are reviewed for fair balance, scientific objectivity of studies reported, and levels of evidence.

Disclosure of Unapproved/Off-Label Use

The contents of this activity may include information regarding the use of products that may be inconsistent with or outside the approved labeling for these products in the United States. Participants should note that the use of these products outside current approved labeling is considered experimental and are advised to consult prescribing information for these products.

The information provided in this CE/CME activity is for continuing medical and pharmacy education purposes only and is not meant to substitute for the independent medical or pharmacy judgment of a physician or pharmacist relative to diagnostic, treatment, or management options for a specific patient’s medical condition.

The opinions expressed in the content are solely those of the individual faculty members and do not reflect those of The American Journal of Managed Care, Pharmacy Times Office of Continuing

Professional Education, and Penn State College of Medicine, or any of the companies that provided commercial support for this CE/CME activity.