DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

Available Modules

Rational Prescribing for Older Adults (1.0 Credit)
This module reviews the consequences of multiple medication drug use in older adults, discusses misconceptions regarding the treatment of Type II diabetes, describes the role of pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic treatments for agitation and insomnia, outlines the process for deprescribing, and encourages a team approach to medication review.

Medical Cannabis: An Introduction to the Biochemistry & Pharmacology (1.0 Credit)
This module discusses the pharmacology of major cannabinoids in Cannabis species, and the quality assessment, modes of administration, and common formulations of medical cannabis. The endocannabinoid system will also be discussed.

Medical Cannabis: Evidence on Efficacy (1.0 Credit)
This module summarizes the state of the evidence and provides clinical perspective on the use of medical cannabis and cannabinoids for treating chronic and acute pain, cancer care, nausea/vomiting, neurologic conditions, glaucoma, and psychiatric conditions.

Medical Cannabis: Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions (1.0 Credit)
This module provides evidence-based information on the safety profile of medical cannabis. Topics include common contraindications, adverse effects, and drug interactions. Specific effects on the respiratory, cardiovascular, immune, neuropsychiatric, reproductive, and other organ systems will be discussed.

Drug Approval and Promotion in the United States (1.0 Credit)
This module describes the United States drug approval process from pre-clinical trials to post-marketing surveillance, regulation of drug advertising and promotion, adverse event surveillance, and how to report adverse drug events and misleading advertising to FDA.

Generic Drugs: Myths and Facts (1.0 Credit)
This module describes the standards the FDA uses to approve generic drugs; differences and similarities between branded and generic drugs; the difference between generic drugs and generic drug names; bioequivalence, patent extension techniques, and common myths about generic drugs.

Additional modules will be available in 2016.


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District of Columbia
Jennifer Thomas, PharmD
Medication Safety, Immunizations, & 
Antibiotic Stewardship 
Atlantic Quality Innovation Network – District of Columbia 
7067 Columbia Gateway Drive, Suite 290 
Columbia, Maryland 21046 
Tel: 410-872-9698 
(800) 876-3362, Ext. 11565 
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