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Pharmaceuticals

Medical Education for Healthcare Professionals

About the Course

Pharmaceutical companies contract with healthcare professionals to assist them in conducting market research, perform clinical trials, or endorse a product. The pharmaceutical industry has set forth certain guidelines that must be followed when engaging and providing medical education for healthcare professionals. This module discusses the various types of consulting arrangements that exist between a pharmaceutical company and healthcare professionals and the guidelines that govern these arrangements. It also explores the guidelines that impact medical education programs for healthcare professionals. Topics in this employee training course include: General Guidelines, Consulting Arrangements, Medical Education Programs, Supporting Medical Education, and U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Office of Inspector General (OIG) Guidance on Medical Education. After completing this online compliance course, learners will be able to identify the various types of consulting arrangements that exist between a pharmaceutical company and healthcare professionals and the guidelines that govern these arrangements. Learners will also be able to recognize the regulatory compliance guidelines that impact medical education programs for healthcare professionals.