Developments in Self-Care and New Over the Counter Products


Each year, new products are introduced to the market as over-the-counter agents for the management of a variety of common ailments. With the significant number of products available, patients and health care providers alike can become overwhelmed. Pharmacists provide a unique expertise in this area and aid others in identifying products best suited to meet their needs. This program aims to provide important updates on recent developments related to the introduction of new products to market as well as addressing new clinical recommendations and warnings associated with over-the-counter product use.

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Summarize the over-the-counter drug approval process and prescription to over-the-counter designation process
  • Recall new products that were granted over-the-counter status during 2016 and 2017 year
  • Compare and contrast new and existing over-the-counter products of the same class and/or indications
  • Provide self-care recommendations and education to patients based on new clinical evidence and recommendations


  • Sharon Xavioer, PharmD, Chapman University School of Pharmacy
  • Jason Wong, PharmD, BCPS, BCGP, Western University of Health Sciences

Continuing Pharmacy Education

The California Pharmacists Association (#0113) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Upon completing an evaluation form, participants will be awarded 1.25 hours (0.125 CEUs) of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit. A statement of credit will not be issued. Participants may log onto the CPE monitor website using their individual log in to download their statement of credit. Please allow 4 weeks for processing of CPE credits to the CPE monitor. UAN: 0113-0000-18-016-H04-P; 0113-0000-18-016-H04-T

Activity Type:  Knowledge-based
Target Audience:  Pharmacists and Technicians in all practice settings
Release Date: 4/11/2018
Expiration Date: 4/11/2021

What To Expect After Registration

Registration Fees**
CPhA Member $99
Non-Member $199

After registration, you will receive a confirmation email with instructions on how to participate in the webinar.

2018 Western Pharmacy Exchange Package Deal: $1,000 (CPhA Members), $2,000 (CPhA Non-Members)
*This session is 1 of 24 sessions in the package deal.

***No cancellations or refunds will be issued once user login information has been sent. Unfortunately, due to the online format of this program we are unable to offer exceptions to this policy. It’s recommend that each registrant review the course content prior to submitting payment to ensure the content meets individual educational needs. User has 30 days to complete the on-demand program from registration. If you have questions regarding course content or cancellation policy please contact CPhA at (916) 779-4524.

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