Multiple Sclerosis and Role of Specialty Pharmacy

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A product of the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy's (NASP) Center for Specialty Pharmacy Education(CSPE). View more NASP/CSPE Activities

Activity Description

This educational activity tool will address the disease state of multiple sclerosis. In order to prevent multiple sclerosis flare-ups and relapse episodes, delivering a medication directly to the patient as quickly and efficiently as possible is key via a smooth understanding of the specialty pharmacy process. Topics discussed will include the diagnostic process of multiple sclerosis, common specialty medications prescribed for disease management, patient factors specific to treatment, and the main roles specialty pharmacies have to offer in managing patients’ medications. Specifics such as financial assistance and therapy management will also be discussed.

Learning Objectives

The target audience for this activity includes pharmacy technicians. Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Recognize the presentation, prevalence and risk factors for Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Describe the goals of therapy and prognosis of Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Outline the current treatment options for Multiple Sclerosis.
  • Explain the important workflow processes to consider when dispensing medications to treat Multiple Sclerosis.


Sweta Patel, Pharm.D., CSP
Clinical Pharmacy Director
Henry Ford Pharmacy Advantage
Troy, Michigan

Matthew Toennies, Pharm.D., CSP
Pharmacy Supervisor
Avera Specialty Pharmacy
Avera McKennan Hospital & University Health Center
Sioux Falls, South Dakota


It is the policy of ProCE, Inc. to ensure balance, independence, objectivity and scientific rigor in all of its continuing education activities. Faculty must disclose to participants the existence of any significant financial interest or any other relationship with the manufacturer of any commercial product(s) discussed in an educational presentation. None of the faculty have any relevant financial and/or commercial relationships to disclose.

CE Accreditation

Release Date: October 27, 2020
Expiration Date: October 27, 2023

Pharmacy Technicians

This CE activity is jointly provided by ProCE, Inc. and the National Association of Specialty Pharmacy (NASP). ProCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. ACPE Universal Activity Number 0221-9999-20-417-H01-T has been assigned to this knowledge-based, home-study activity. This CE activity is approved for 0.5 contact hour (0.05 CEU) in states that recognize ACPE providers. Completion of an evaluation and post-test with a score of 70% or higher is required to receive CE credit. Proof of completion will be posted in NABP CPE Monitor profiles. No partial credit will be given.


No external support has been received for this activity.


The material presented in this CE activity does not reflect the views of ProCE, LLC or the commercial sponsor. These materials may discuss uses and dosages for therapeutic products, processes, procedures and inferred diagnoses that have not been approved by the United States Food and Drug Administration. A qualified health care professional should be consulted before using any therapeutic product discussed. All readers and continuing education participants should verify all information and data before treating patients or employing any therapies described in this continuing education activity.