Biosimilar and Interchangeable Products: What Do Pharmacists Need to Know?

Home Study Webinar

Free Activity – available through August 22, 2022.

This webinar will provide an overview of the scientific concepts for biological products and the scientific and regulatory basis for the biosimilar pathway. Presenters from Food and Drug Administration (FDA) will discuss updates about important and timely issues related to biosimilar and interchangeable products for pharmacists. In addition, the presenters will

  1. Review practical information regarding the use of these products, such as labeling and pharmacy substitution.
  2. Demonstrate the functionality of the enhanced Purple Book resource that is available to health care professionals.
  3. Provide resources to help pharmacists educate patients about biosimilar and interchangeable products.

This home study webinar is a recording of the live activity that was held on July 29, 2021.

How to Access the Webinar and Earn CPE

The complimentary webinar is eligible for Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE)-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit. More details regarding the presentations, CPE activity credits, and browser requirements can be found in the CPE Activity Information guide.

Follow the steps below to access the home study webinar and claim CPE credit:

  1. Complete the interest form for the desired home study.
  2. Check your email to get the access code for the requested home study.
  3. Log in to NABP’s CPE Submission Site and select the “Home Study CPE” tab.
    • If you do not have a log in for Learner Community, you will need to create an account.
  4. Enter the access code provided in your email and click “Redeem Code.”
    • Enter only one code at a time.
  5. View the recording, complete the activity in its entirety, including watching the full video, and pass the post-test. Once completed, the Credit section will unlock.
  6. Select the appropriate credit (pharmacy or pharmacy technician), enter your NABP e-Profile ID and date of birth, and click the “claim” button to earn credit.

Claims must be submitted within 60 days from the date you opened the activity.


Headshot of presenter Sarah Yim
Sarah Yim, MD Director of the Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars, Food and Drug Administration

Sarah Yim, MD, is the Director of the Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars, in CDER’s Office of New Drugs (OND), Food and Drug Administration (FDA). Prior to that, she spent two years as Director of the Division of Clinical Review in the Office of Generic Drugs, and 11 years in various roles in rheumatology drug review in OND. She received her undergraduate degree from Stanford University, her Doctor of Medicine degree from the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences, and completed a postdoctoral fellowship in rheumatology at the National Institute of Arthritis and Musculoskeletal and Skin Diseases (NIAMS), at the National Institutes of Health.

Headshot of webinar presenter Sarah Ikenberry
Sarah Ikenberry, MA Senior Communication Advisor for the Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars, Food and Drug Administration

Sarah Ikenberry, MA, is a Senior Communication Advisor for the Office of Therapeutic Biologics and Biosimilars (OTBB) in FDA’s Center for Evaluation and Research (CDER) where she provides communication advice and support to senior leaders and the agency about communicating strategic priorities, initiatives and educational information about biosimilar and interchangeable products. Sarah has a Master of Arts in Communication from Johns Hopkins University.

Home Study Registration

Complete the form to receive an enrollment code for the Home Study Program(s). You will need to log in to NABP’s CPE Submission Site and enter the enrollment code to view the webinar and earn credit.

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