Getting to Know the U.S. Drug Regulatory System

Target Audience

This continuing education (CE) session was planned to meet the needs of pharmacists and other clinicians who routinely procure, prescribe, verify and/or monitor medications.

This program is FREE for members of 1199SEIU/City of New York Education, Child and Elder Care Fund (City Fund)


Activity Overview

This presentation will review the impact of the drug regulatory system on the daily functions of pharmacists.


Learning Objectives

  • Recognize how the drug approval process functions in the USA
  • Explain how generic drugs are approved
  • Explain how drugs for orphan diseases are handled
  • Describe how the US system differs from that of the European Union


UAN: 0134-0000-21-078-L01-P

PROGRAM TYPE: Knowledge-based


The NYSCHP is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmaceutical education. This program is approved for 0.2 CEUs (total contact hours=2). Statements of Continuing Pharmacy Education Credit are available to participants upon the conclusion of the program with a survey link. Participant must verify attendance at the meeting by entering the program CE code.

Attendees have 45 days from the date of the program to retrieve their credits. Payments to NYSCHP or WNYSHP are not deductible as charitable contributions for federal income tax purposes. However, they may be deductible under other provisions of the Internal Revenue Code (i.e., ordinary, necessary business expenses; miscellaneous itemized deduction).

There are no fees associated with these activities.



  • Operating System: Mac OSX 10.9 or later OR Windows 7, 8, 8.1 or 10 (Note: For devices running Windows they must run Windows Home, Pro, or Enterprise. S Mode is not supported)
  • Processor: Dual Core 2Ghz or Higher fi3/i5Ji7 or AMD equivalent)
  • RAM: 4 GB
  • Internet connection: Broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE)
  • Speakers and Microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless Bluetooth
  • Webcam or HD webcam: built-in or USB plug-in

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