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Clozapine REMS Program The requirements to prescribe, dispense and receive clozapine are incorporated into a single, shared program called the Clozapine Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS). A REMS is a strategy to manage known or potential risks associated with a drug or group of drugs, and is required by the FDA for clozapine to ensure that the benefits of the drug outweigh the risks.

The NEOMED Clozapine Assistance Service has developed a handout for clinicians to download and share with patients and families considering clozapine.

SZconsult Project ECHO SZconsult is based on the Project ECHO model for distance learning and consultation developed at the University of New Mexico and combines the best elements of grand rounds, learning community and telemedicine consultation. SZconsult offers no-cost continuing medical education credit (AMA PRA Category 1) to physicians, physician assistants, or nurse practitioners who attend consultation sessions. A public service offered by the Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center at NEOMED, SZconsult meets each Tuesday at Noon Eastern time via Zoom technology. To learn more email REGISTER

Best Practices in Schizophrenia Treatment (BeST) Center in the Department of Psychiatry at NEOMED The BeST Center’s mission is to promote recovery and improve the lives of people affected by schizophrenia by accelerating the adoption of evidence-based and promising treatment practices.

Schizophrenia-Related Presentations by NEOMED Faculty Visit this page for didactic presentations on a wide range of important topics. Featured presentation: Cannabis and Schizophrenia

15-Minute Pharmacology YouTube videos created by BeST Center Medical Director Erik Messamore, M.D., Ph.D., addressing topics ranging from dopamine psychosis, inflammatory psychosis, marijuana and psychosis or schizophrenia, variable patterns of medication response within the schizophrenias, reducing the culture of pessimism in schizophrenia care and others.

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