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Biologic medications: pharmacology & patient management

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Biologic medications: pharmacology & patient management

April 17, 2019 to April 24, 2019

March 13 & 20, April 17 & 24. Time: 6 – 7:30 p.m.
6 Category A – Pharmacology
Open to: 
NDs, health-care practitioners
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Course description

Biologic medications are the fastest growing and most complex drug class in medicine. In this four-part series Dr. Anderson will break down the pharmacology and clinical uses of these drugs and how natural therapies interact with them.

Learning outcomes

  • Learn what a biologic medication is
  • Describe the general classes of these medications
  • Understand the differences between older biologics and newer classes
  • Discuss general mechanisms of action for each class
  • Comprehend common uses of each class
  • Discover how the same drugs are often used in cancer and autoimmunity and why
  • Learn the common natural medications used with these drugs and any cautions or contraindications found in their combination
  • Learn when it is unsafe to remove these drugs from a patients care plan
  • Understand when these drugs must be removed due to adverse events
  • Learn how to manage the patient who has had the biologic removed
  • Discuss the process of safe tapering and red flags to monitor with all patients on biologic medication strategies

Course format

Each part is 1.5 hours.

March 13, 2019: Pharmacology and Mechanisms of Action
March 20, 2019: Efficacy and Safety
April 10, 2019: Improving Efficacy and Safety and Managing Patients on Biologics
April 24, 2019: Safe Tapering or D/C Practices

Dr. Paul S. Anderson, ND - Instructor

Dr. Paul S. Anderson, ND, is CEO of the Anderson Medical Group which includes Advanced Medical Therapies, a state of the art medical centre providing fully compliant IV, Hyperbaric and Mild Hyperthermia therapies and a medical education company Consult Dr. Anderson. He is a graduate of the National University of Natural Medicine in Portland, Oregon and began instructing at medical schools in the early 1999s. He has participated in NIH funded research in integrative oncology and holds the rank of Full Professor at Bastyr University. He is a well-known continuing education presenter with areas of specialty in complex clinical medicine, intravenous and injection medicine, oncology and genomics.

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