Available Until 12/31/2023

Formulary Considerations: Nanomedicine Properties, Principles, and Progress

This program was supported by an independent educational grant from Vifor Pharma.

Course Description:

Innovation with nanomedicines has been accelerating and these nonbiological complex drugs are becoming increasingly available. These medicines, using nanomaterials and nanotechnology, can bring advantages in drug delivery such as improved solubility and pharmacokinetics, enhanced efficacy, reduced toxicity, and increased tissue selectivity. With more than 50 FDA-approved nanomedicines available on the U.S. market and more in clinical trials, formulary considerations involve interchangeability or substitutability and the inherently complex nature of these drugs.

Faculty will provide an overview of nanomedicines including the complexity of formulary considerations for nanomedicines and nanosimilars, and updates on emerging nanotechnologies to be used in pharmaceutical products.

Learning Objectives:

At the completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
  1. Define nanomedicines and their current role in the management of diseases.
  2. Recognize the distinguishing characteristics of nanomedicine products based on formulation, benefits, and challenges.
  3. Describe the evaluation criteria for nanomedicines and nanosimilars to support informed formulary decision-making.
  4. Identify at least three emerging nanomedicines in the pharmaceutical pipeline


John Hertig, PharmD, MS, CPPS, FASHP

Associate Professor

Butler University

Indianapolis, IN

Brenda Nelson, PharmD, BCPS

Principal Clinical Program Pharmacist

Prime Therapeutics, LLC

Eagan, MN


Matthew Feltman, RPh

Vice President, Clinical Services

MarkeTouch Media


The Academy of Managed Care Pharmacy (AMCP) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

ACPE UAN:0233-0000-22-005-H04-P • Activity Type: Knowledge-Based
Contact Hours: 1.25
Release Date: March 30, 2022 •  Expiration Date: December 31, 2023
Activity Fee: Free for Members and Non-Members

Participants should claim continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit for this home study activity only if they have not claimed credit for the live activity presented at AMCP 2022. CPE credit will be processed through the AMCP Learn portal and reported directly to CPE Monitor. Please allow 72 hours for processing and posting in your NABP account.

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  • Review the full content of the activity.
  • Successfully complete the post-test (required to pass with a score of 70% or higher, it may be taken a maximum of three times).
  • Complete a specific activity evaluation.

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Credit Information

Activity Number Credit Amount Accreditation Period
ACPE UAN #0233-0000-22-005-H04-P 1.25 Contact Hours March 30, 2022 - December 31, 2023