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Webinar to Educate Pharmacists, Nurse Practitioners on Dietary Supplement AERs

<p>The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced its plans to host a free webinar, &#8220;Safety by the Numbers: Making Sense of Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Data," to educate pharmacists and nurse practitioners (NPs) on dietary supplements and adverse event reporting results.</p>

The Council for Responsible Nutrition (CRN) announced its plans to host a free webinar, “Safety by the Numbers: Making Sense of Dietary Supplement Adverse Event Data," to educate pharmacists and nurse practitioners (NPs) on dietary supplements and adverse event reporting results.

“Pharmacists and nurse practitioners are on the front lines helping consumers stay healthy so it’s important that they have an accurate picture of what the data on AERs really means," said Judy Blatman, senior vice president, communications, CRN.  

Featured presenter is Rick Kingston, PharmD. Kingston is co-founder and president, regulatory and scientific affairs for SafetyCall International; clinical professor, University of Minnesota, College of Pharmacy; and adjunct professor, National Center for Natural Product Research, University of Mississippi.

During the one-hour webinar, Kingston will present adverse event reporting conclusions from the Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug Consumer Protection Act of 2006 that requires dietary supplement companies to report all serious adverse events to FDA. In addition, Kingston will provide context for these numbers, as well as reports from poison control centers and from emergency rooms, to address some of the confusion regarding the safety profile for the dietary supplement category. 

The webinar, which will take place on March 3, at 1 p.m. ET, is part of an ongoing series presented by CRN through Skipta’s Pharmacist Society and Generation NP communities. The webinar is presented exclusively to members of Skipta’s Pharmacist Society and Generation NP communities.

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