CVS Caremark to Reverse Change to DOAC Formulary Classification
CVS Caremark has informed the American College of Cardiology that the pharmacy benefits manager will return to apixaban as a preferred product within the direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) classification effective July 1.
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The Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Allyship (IDEA) Initiative was established to address systemic racism and the resulting health disparities. Through this Initiative, the AC Forum will work to increase awareness and promote diversity in our leadership, membership, and programming.
Could I Have Stopped a Stroke
Our initiatives include a webinar series, educational tools and resources, as well as scholarships to our conference and Boot Camp programs.
Learn More About Health Disparities and the IDEA Initiative.
In this quick highlight video, learn how health disparities impact a patient’s access to quality health care and anticoagulation therapy.
Rapid Resource: Social Determinants of Health & Patient Care
This resource provides a brief overview the social determinants of health and highlights actions practitioners can incorporate into their practice to address health disparities.
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Anticoagulant Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis – Where are we in 2022?
Don’t miss our upcoming webinar on Monday, August 22, 2022 @ 12:00 PM ET!
Join Dr. Thalia Field, stroke neurologist, clinician-researcher, and expert in the management of cerebral venous thrombosis, along with AC Forum board members as they discuss current anticoagulant treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (CVT) and the long-term health effects in patients. The webinar will review the article “Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in the Treatment of Cerebral Venous Thrombosis (ACTION-CVT): A Multicenter International Study”, which evaluated the effectiveness and safety of DOACs vs warfarin in patients with cerebral venous thrombosis.
Thalia Field, MD, FRCPC, MHSc
Webinar Co-Chair Panelists:
Arthur L. Allen, PharmD, CACP
Deborah Siegal, MD, MSc, FRCPC (Moderator)
We are pleased to provide 1.0 hours enduring accreditation for physicians, pharmacists, nurses, and pharmacy technicians!
ASHP Podcast: VTE Prophylaxis in the Medically Ill: Extending the Conversation, Part 3
In this podcast clip, AC Forum President Dr. Allison Burnett highlights the importance of anticoagulation stewardship, a key step in moving the needle on improving the safe and effective use of anticoagulants.
Listen to the full Podcast.
Practitioner's Guide for Improving Oral Anticoagulant Use, Online CE from the FDA (CE), June 2020
Free 1-hour course from the FDA on all the fundamental aspects of oral anticoagulation management including overviews of disease state & risk assessment, warfarin, DOACs, DDIs and patient issues such as compliance & joint decision-making; slides and transcript available for download; 1 hour of continuing education credit is available for physicians, nurses & pharmacists until 6/1/23.
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FDA-funded Anticoagulation Stewardship Guide
Download our new FDA-funded release, Core
Elements of the Anticoagulation Stewardship Program, which outlines systemic protocols
designed to improve the safety and quality of care for patients and reduce the adverse drug effects related
to anticoagulant medications.