Monkeypox is the newest worldwide pandemic and closely mirrors both COVID-19 and HIV pandemics. A large difference is theoretical vaccines and treatments for monkeypox already exist. In this episode of GameChangers, host Geoff Wall, evaluates tecovirimat, a potential monkeypox treatment and the regulations that made it possible.
Little to no randomized controlled data exist on tecovirimat’s safety and efficacy in monkeypox. A recent case series helps establish the safety of tecovirimat for monkeypox use.
00:00 - Introductions
02:40 - Current Issue of Monkeypox
04:02 - Tecovirimat “Animal Rule”
11:19 - The GameChanger: Tecovirimat Case Series
17:20 - Applying to Practice
20:45 - Closing Remarks
Geoff Wall, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, CGP
Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Drake University
Internal Medicine/Critical Care, UnityPoint Health
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Continuing Education Information:
1. Describe the development and use of tecovirimat under the “Animal Rule”
2. Discuss the latest report of tecovirimat use in US patients with monkeypox
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0.05 CEU | 0.5 Hrs
ACPE UAN: 0107-0000-22-354-H01-P
Initial release date: 09/26/22
Expiration date: 09/26/2023
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