Available Until 10/6/2025

Pharmacoeconomics Primer

Planned in cooperation with the ASHP Section of Emerging Sciences Section Advisory Group 

ACPE Activity Number: 0204-0000-22-583-H04-P
Release Date: Oct 6, 2022 
Expiration Date: Oct 6, 2025 
Activity Type: Knowledge-based 
CE Credits:  1.5 contact hour, (0.15 CEU)
Activity Fee: Member – Free / Non-Member – Not Available 

This activity is a recording from a live webinar and those that claim credit for the live webinar should not claim credit for this activity.

Activity Overview 

1.5-hour session that includes an overview of pharmacoeconomic principles, methodology, and interpreting cost-effectiveness results to help inform drug policy. Pharmacists will gain valuable knowledge of interpreting and using pharmacoeconomic results to inform formulary and drug policy decisions.


The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.

This activity was planned to meet the educational needs of pharmacists involved in formulary development. 

After completing this activity, the learner should be able to… 

1. Describe pharmacoeconomic principles including basic terminology, study perspectives and  sensitivity analyses. 

2. Identify different pharmacoeconomic methodologies, such as cost-effectiveness and cost-utility analyses. 

3. Discuss methods to interpret findings from cost-effectiveness analyses including tabular results, graphical scatter-plots, cost-effectiveness acceptability curves (CEACs) 

  • Introduction and Announcements 

  • Presentation  

  • Questions, Answers, and Discussion 

Daniel C. Malone, BS Pharmacy, PhD, FAMCP
Professor, University of Utah Skaggs College of Pharmacy
Salt Lake City, Utah
Professor Emeritus, University of Arizona R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
Tucson, AZ

Amy Grizzle, PharmD
Associate Director
Center for Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomic Research
University of Arizona, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
Tucson, AZ

Jason Hurwitz, PhD
Assistant Director
Center for Health Outcomes & Pharmacoeconomic Research
University of Arizona, R. Ken Coit College of Pharmacy
Tucson, AZ

Moderator: Folashade Alabi, BSPharm, BCCCP
Associate Scientific Director
The Lockwood Group
San Jose, CA

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An ineligible company is any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by, or used on, patients. The presence or absence of relevant financial relationships will be disclosed to the activity audience. 

  • No one in control of the content of this activity has a relevant financial relationship (RFR) with an ineligible company. 

This activity consists of recordings of faculty slides presentations, active learning activities, discussion, and handouts. Participants must participate in the activity in its entirety to claim continuing pharmacy education credit online at ASHP Learning Center. Follow the prompts online to complete the evaluation, claim credit and view the statement of credit immediately after completing the activity. 

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