Responsible Use of Compounded Sclerosant Agents

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This activity was supported by the ACP Foundation.

Target Audience

This activity was designed to meet the needs of physicians and other individuals responsible for procuring pharmaceuticals, prescribing medication, and anyone else involved in sclerotherapy in an office setting. 

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity participants will be able to:

  1. Describe the differences between compounded and FDA-approved sclerosant agents.
  2. List situations in which the use of compounded sclerosant agents is appropriate.
  3. Describe situations in which the use of compounded sclerosant agents should not be used.
  4. Discuss the possible legal ramifications of the improper use of compounded sclerosant agents in both Medicare and non-Medicare patients.
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NameRoleCommercial InterestType of Relationship
Nick Morrison, MD, FACS, FACPh, RPhSPlanner; Speaker

1. Craveri

2. mediUSA

3. Medtronic

4. Merz

5. Pierre-Fabre

1. Speakers Bureau

2. Educational Grant; Speakers Bureau

3. Scientific Advisory Board, Research Grant, Speakers Bureau

4. Consultant

5. Speakers Bureau

Stephen H. MossStaffNonen/a
Robert Worthington-Kirsch, MD, FSIR, FCIRSE, FACPh, RVT, RPVIContent ReviewerNonen/a



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Discussion of Off-Label Use

Although no longer required by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), ACP CME requests all faculty to inform learners of any products they will discuss that are off-label or investigational.


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