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General Meeting: "Why do prescription medications cost so much? It’s not for the reason everyone keeps telling you…"

  • March 12, 2020
  • 5:30 PM - 7:45 PM
  • Bronson Methodist Hospital, Gilmore Center Forum Rooms A-C, 7 Healthcare Plaza, Kalamazoo, MI 49007
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  • Non-members will not receive ACPE CE credit for attending. To receive CE credit, we encourage you to join WMSHP.
  • Members may attend for free

Registration is closed

Presented by:


ACPE # JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-P / JA4008183-9999-20-019-L04-T

First-Time Offering; Initial Release Date Thursday, March 12, 2020


Gregory Wellman, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Professor of Pharmacy Administration

Ferris State University


5:30 - 6:30 PM - Board Meeting

6:30 - 6:45 PM - Dinner

6:45 - 7:45 PM - CE Presentation

Organizer: Tara McAlpine, PharmD

RSVP Deadline:

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

Requirements for successful completion of credit: Attendees will need to submit a provided CE Activity Code code within 12 hours of the activity in order to check-in for the activity. They will then have 30 days to log-in to their WMed Profile to complete the evaluation form and receive credit.

We recommend that you create a WMed account before attending one of our meetings.  Please see our Help Page for detailed instructions on creating a WMed account and claiming your CE credits.

After attending the program, the pharmacist and pharmacy technician should be able to:
    1. Identify significant trends in prescription drug pricing over the past 10 years, and estimate the actual out-of-pocket expense associated with bringing a new drug to market from inflated estimates commonly reported in journals and the media.
    2. Describe the market forces that actually drive prices in the United States and apply them to prescription drugs.
    3. Discuss health policy changes that might be enacted to bring prescription drug prices under control.   

    In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine and Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists. Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

    Credit amount subject to change.

    Pharmacists & Pharmacy Technicians

    Western Michigan University Homer Stryker M.D. School of Medicine designates this activity for 1.0 contact hours for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians. Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians should claim only credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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