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Pipeline Preview

Live Online Webinar
Wednesday, December 16, 2020 | 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM EST

Learning Objectives

This activity is designed to meet the educational needs of healthcare professionals.

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

  • Describe recent trends in the FDA approval process.
  • Compare and contrast emerging pipeline agents with currently available therapeutic options.
  • Examine the expected generic availability of commonly used agents over the next two years.


Maria M. Lowe, PharmD, BCPS
Maria M. Lowe, PharmD, BCPS is the Director of Pharmaceutical Intelligence for the Institute for Clinical and Economic Review (ICER). In this role, she is responsible for tracking developments in the drug pipeline to advise the ICER team on potential topics of interest worthy of considering for comparative and cost-effectiveness evaluation. Prior to joining the ICER team, Maria worked at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services as a Clinical Pharmacy Specialist responsible for the development and maintenance of a customized database for tracking pharmaceutical pipeline developments. In 2013, Maria joined the Health Data Integrity team at PatientsLikeMe, an online patient-powered research network – as a Health Data and Drug Information Specialist. A board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist, Dr. Lowe received her PharmD from Northeastern University in 2008. After graduation, she completed a two-year fellowship in health outcomes research and pharmacoeconomics at the University of Massachusetts Medical School’s Clinical Pharmacy Services (CPS), then continued that work for the next three years as a clinical consultant pharmacist. After joining PatientsLikeMe in 2013, she transitioned to ICER in 2019. Since 2009 she has been invited to serve as an annual guest speaker about drugs in development at a variety of local and national meetings.

Registration is required if you would like to earn ACPE credit for attending. There is no fee to participate.


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MCPHS University is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. MCPHS designates this educational activity for a total of 1 contact hours (0.1 CEUs).

Requirements for Credit

Partial credit will not be awarded. To claim credit participants must log into their profile on the MCPHS CE portal and insert the specific activity code for this webinar to access and complete the evaluation. CE credit will be automatically uploaded to the CPE Monitor upon completion of the evaluation and posted to the participant’s NABP account within 72 hours.

Attendance will be verified. Credit will not be issued to participants who join the meeting more than 15 minutes after the start of the meeting or to those who depart early. Credit cannot be awarded to individuals who complete the activity evaluation more than 60 days post activity.


All participants will have the opportunity to review the educational session and speakers, and to identify future educational needs.

Statement of Disclosure

MCPHS University adheres to the ACPE Standards regarding commercial support of continuing pharmacy education. It is the policy of MCPHS University that the speakers and planning committee disclose real or apparent conflicts of interest relating to the topics of the educational activity, that relevant conflicts of interest are resolved, and also that speakers will disclose any unlabeled/unapproved use of drugs or devices during their presentation.

Maria Lowe, PharmD, BCPS has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.
No funding from industry was provided for this event. No exhibitors will be present.
All CE staff members have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.