Herbal & Dietary Supplement Use in Clinical Practice: A Primer for Pharmacists

Program Details

  • Intended Audience:  Pharmacists interested in Herbal and Dietary
  • Universal Activity Number: 0012-0000-22-022-H99-P
  • Contact Hours: 3.0 Consultant Recertification/General
  • Program Fees: $50.00
  • Dates Available: 07/11/2022-07/11/2025
  • Activity Type: Knowledge


To address this deficiency, the “Herbal & Dietary Supplement Use in Clinical Practice: A Primer for Pharmacists” course will introduce practicing pharmacists to basic definitions and procedures commonly associated with HDS. In particular, the course is intended to provide the legal framework for regulation of HDS, what potential quality indicators can be used to make informed recommendations for use, and adequate communication with patients to avoid or reduce the risk of drug interactions with concomitant HDS use.

This course is approved by the Florida Board of Pharmacy for 3 consultant recertification hours.


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At the completion of this activity, the participant will be able to:

  • Describe the regulatory framework guiding current supplement labeling and manufacturing
  • Apply patient-focused communication strategies to reduce drug interactions
  • Evaluate and recommend appropriate use of HDS to different patient populations
  • Identify the limitations of HDS use as a part of complementary and integrative healthcare
  • Define the terms GMP, DER, standardization, homeopathy, dietary & herbal supplement
  • Identify HDS regulatory guidelines of clinical relevance
  • Choose an HDS based on quality indicators
  • Categorize clinical evidence for HDS effectiveness and potential for drug interactions
  • Describe the limited uses of the top ten HDS, their proposed pharmacological effects, and potential drug interactions
  • Select an adequate HDS approach to avoid drug interactions in patients on multiple medications
  • Apply knowledge and principles taught in this program to patient cases in order to improve the safe use of HDS as part of complementary and integrative healthcare practice

Disclosure Statement

The following speakers, reviewers, and planning committee members have disclosed that he/she has no relevant financial disclosures. No one else in a position to control content has any financial relationships to disclose.

Oliver Grundmann
Department: Entrepreneurial Programs in Medicinal Chemistry

Oliver Grundmann Ph.D.

Clinical Professor

Schedule of Activities and Requirements for Successful Course Completion

Review the course material, receive a 70% or higher on the post-test, and submit a course evaluation.

Additional Resources

Please review the resources below before registering for the course.

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The University of Florida College of Pharmacy is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.