DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

Date & Location
Monday, December 1, 2014 - Thursday, December 31, 2020, 12:00 AM, Washington , DC


DCRx: The DC Center for Rational Prescribing

The DC Center for Rational Prescribing (DCRx) provides information about medications and other therapeutic options to physicians and healthcare professionals. Rational prescribing is defined as choosing treatments based on the best-available evidence and benefits that outweigh harms. High cost can be considered a possible harm. In order to help healthcare professionals in the District prescribe rationally, the DC Department of Health is providing non-commercial, independent continuing education, along with access to other educational resources.

Current Modules include:

  • Generic Drugs, Myths and Facts (1.0 Credit)
  • Drug Approval & Promotion in the United States (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Biochemistry and Pharmacology (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Adverse Effects and Drug Interactions (1.0 Credit)
  • Medical Cannabis, Evidence on Efficacy (1.0 Credit)
  • Rational Prescribing for Older Adults (1.0 Credit)
  • Myths and Facts About Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • Getting Patients Off of Opioids (1.5 Credits)
  • What You Need to Know about PrEP (1.5 Credits)
  • Taking a Sexual History to Reduce HIV Risk (1.5 Credits)
  • Industry Influence on the Practice of Medicine (1.0 Credit)
  • Tight Control in Type 2 Diabetes: More Harm Than Good? (1.5 Credits)
  • Non-Opioid and Alternative Approaches to Pain (1.5 Credits)
  • Medical Cannabis for Pain (1.5 Credits)
  • Counseling Patients About Family Planning (1.5 Credits)

The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians.