Press Release – January 2, 2006

Press Release – January 2, 2006

The Medical Letter Receives Accreditation as a Provider of Continuing Medical Education

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — January 2 , 2006
The Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) recognize The Medical Letter as a provider of continuing medical education. The accreditation statements are:

  • ACCME:  The Medical Letter is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) to provide continuing medical education for physicians. The Medical Letter designates this educational activity for up to 26 hours (1 hour per bi-weekly issue) in Category 1 credit towards the AMA Physician’s Recognition Award.
  • AAFP:   The Medical Letter educational activity has been reviewed and is acceptable for up to 26 Prescribed credits by the American Academy of Family Physicians. Term of approval is for two-years from the beginning distribution date of 1/1/06 with option for yearly renewal.
  • ACPE:   The Medical Letter is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education as a provider of continuing pharmacy education.
The Medical Letter CME Program is an added value for The Medical Letter’s subscribers and is based on content from The Medical Letter newsletter. Its mission is to support the professional development of physicians, pharmacists, nurse practitioners, physician assistants and other health care professionals by providing independent, unbiased drug information and prescribing recommendations that are free of industry influence.

The self-study tests are available in print or online as a semi-annual comprehensive exam or as an online per-issue series. Participants may earn up to 26 Category 1 credits per year.

Additional information about the program can be found on The Medical Letter’s website at

About The Medical Letter
The Medical Letter Inc., a nonprofit organization founded in 1958, offers health care professionals objective, independent analysis of both prescription and over-the-counter drugs. In addition to its newsletters, The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics and Treatment Guidelines from The Medical Letter, it also publishes handbooks and software on topics such as adverse drug interactions and antimicrobial therapy. The Medical Letter is supported entirely by subscriber fees and is based in New Rochelle, NY. For more information about The Medical Letter call (800) 211-2769 or go to

Joanne Valentino
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