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Sorting Out Sore Throats: Role of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Lozenges

  • Authors: Ferdinandus J. de Looze, MBBS, MSc, FRACGP; Paraya Assanasen, MD; Elsa Lopez Pintor, PharmD; Sergio Caretta Barradas, MD
  • CPD Released: 12/3/2021
  • THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED
  • Valid for credit through: 12/3/2022
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Target Audience and Goal Statement

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US primary care physicians, infectious disease specialists, and pharmacists.

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge on the causes of sore throat, how misuse of antibiotics for this condition can impact resistance, and review the differences between certain lozenges, sprays, granules, and local vs systemic relief nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; speed of onset, pain relief, impact of patient and healthcare practitioner [HCP] perception on effectiveness).

Upon completion of this activity, participants will:

  • Have increased knowledge regarding the
    • Etiology of sore throat cases
    • Differences between medicated and nonmedicated lozenges
    • Clinical benefit of NSAID lozenges


Disclosures

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Moderator

  • Ferdinandus J. de Looze, MBBS, MSc, FRACGP

    Medical Director and Principal Investigator
    AusTrials
    Westside Private Hospital
    Brisbane, Australia

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Ferdinandus J. de Looze, MBBS, MSc, FRACGP, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Stocks, stock options, or bonds from: Aegros Group; Creso Pharma

Faculty

  • Paraya Assanasen, MD

    Associate Professor
    Head of Rhinology and Allergy Division
    Department of Otorhinolaryngology
    Faculty of Medicine
    Siriraj Hospital
    Mahidol University
    Bangkok, Thailand

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Paraya Assanasen, MD, has no relevant financial relationships.

  • Elsa Lopez Pintor, PharmD

    Associate Professor
    Area of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Technologies
    Miguel Hernández University
    Alicante, Spain
    Spanish Center for Biomedical Research in Epidemiology and Public Health Network (CIBERESP)
    Madrid, Spain

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Elsa Lopez Pintor, PharmD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Advisor or consultant for: Almirall; Novartis; Reckitt Benckiser; Sandoz
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Novartis; Reckitt Benckiser; Sandoz
    Grants for clinical research from: Novartis; Reckitt Benckiser; Sandoz

  • Sergio Caretta Barradas, MD

    Otolaryngologist
    Director
    Center for Respiratory Diseases
    Naucalpan, Mexico

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Sergio Caretta Barradas, MD, has the following relevant financial relationships:
    Speaker or a member of a speakers bureau for: Laboratorios Chinoin

Editor

  • Alessia Piazza, PhD

    Medical Education Director, WebMD Global, LLC

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Alessia Piazza, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.

Content Reviewer

  • Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD

    Associate Director, Accreditation and Compliance, Medscape, LLC 

    Disclosures

    Disclosure: Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD, has disclosed no relevant financial relationships. 

Peer Reviewer

This activity has been peer reviewed and the reviewer has disclosed no relevant financial relationships.


Accreditation Statements

    For Physicians

  • The Faculty of Pharmaceutical Medicine of the Royal Colleges of Physicians of the United Kingdom (FPM) has reviewed and approved the content of this educational activity and allocated it 0.50 continuing professional development credits (CPD).

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CPD

Sorting Out Sore Throats: Role of Nonsteroidal Anti-Inflammatory Lozenges

Authors: Ferdinandus J. de Looze, MBBS, MSc, FRACGP; Paraya Assanasen, MD; Elsa Lopez Pintor, PharmD; Sergio Caretta Barradas, MDFaculty and Disclosures
THIS ACTIVITY HAS EXPIRED

CPD Released: 12/3/2021

Valid for credit through: 12/3/2022

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Educational Impact Challenge

The goal of this activity is to increase knowledge on the causes of sore throat, how misuse of antibiotics for this condition can impact resistance, and review the differences between certain lozenges, sprays, granules, and local vs systemic relief nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs; speed of onset, pain relief, impact of patient and healthcare practitioner [HCP] perception on effectiveness).

Before you begin this activity, please assess your clinical knowledge by completing this brief survey. Answering these questions again after the activity will allow you to see what you learned and to compare your answers with those of your peers.

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