CRANBURY, N.J.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE), a leader in continuing education (CE) for community, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists, launches “Examining Hyperhidrosis (Excessive Sweating): A Managed Markets Update on New Treatments, Featuring a Patient Perspective.” This video segment is a CPE supplement of The American Journal of Managed Care®.
“Approximately 365 million worldwide experience excessive, uncontrollable sweating,” said Jim Palatine, RPh, MBA, president of PTCE. “This patient perspective video features Maria Thomas, founder of the blog MyLifeAsAPuddle.com, who will provide the patient perspective to health care professionals about what it’s like to live with hyperhidrosis and what patients need when it comes to hyperhidrosis treatment options.”
Thomas is a writer, patient leader and hyperhidrosis advocate. At the age of 7, she started experiencing symptoms of excessive sweating and her condition was officially diagnosed at 21. She launched her blog in 2011, and she is on a mission to create hyperhidrosis hope and awareness one drop at a time by empowering other patients affected by this condition to use their voices to spread awareness about hyperhidrosis.
Thomas added, “I think it’s really important for doctors to invest the time in this condition. It’s underrecognized and it’s undertreated, largely in part because people either don’t know it’s a recognized medical condition, or they’re too embarrassed, or ashamed to speak up. So, I think if we all work together to even just start saying the term hyperhidrosis, we can really take this to the next level.”
Designed for managed care professionals, pharmacists, pharmacy benefit managers and pharmacy directors, Thomas’s video will provide an overview of the pathophysiology of hyperhidrosis, daily living with hyperhidrosis, treatment options, access to hyperhidrosis care and impact on quality of life. The activity is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education for 2.0 contact hours and is supported by educational funding provided by Dermira, Inc.
For more information and to view the patient perspective video segment, click here.
About Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™
Pharmacy Times Continuing Education™ (PTCE) is a leader in continuing education for retail, health-system, managed care and specialty pharmacists. PTCE is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education (CPE). PTCE’s print, online and live CPE activities are designed to help improve the knowledge, competence and skills of pharmacists so they are better prepared to provide the highest quality of pharmacy care to the patients they serve and to the physicians they assist as part of a multidisciplinary treatment/management team. To learn more about the educational activities sponsored by PTCE, visit our website at https://www.pharmacytimes.org/.
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