Accreditation The American Medical Directors Association (AMDA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
Designation Statement: The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity for a maximum of 2.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
AMDCP Credit Designation: This session has been approved for a total of 2.0 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).
Session Description: Many long term care physicians and practices are being exposed to non prescription treatment modalities and need to know how to evaluate these treatment choices. This session will provide practical tools for the practitioner to evaluate the literature regarding potential efficacy of new drugs, medical foods and supplements. Presenters will address differences in the FDA approval process between the 3 categories, review the history and literature regarding the FDA category of Medical foods, and discuss the use of medical foods in practice today and the effect of neurotransmitter depletion on aging and geriatric diseases. The session will also provide a balanced discussion on the differences between OTC products, Medical foods, and prescription drugs in medical practice as well as a review of the literature.
Speakers(s): Jonathan Musher, MD, CMD; William Shell; John E. Morley, MB BCH