Press Release – February 20, 2004

Press Release – February 20, 2004

The Medical Letter's Continuing Education Program Now Available Online

NEW ROCHELLE, NY — February 20, 2004
The Medical Letter announced today that its continuing education program, offered in conjunction with The Yale School of Medicine, is now accepted by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE). The tests, offered twice a year in January and July, are based on the content of The Medical Letter on Drugs and Therapeutics, its flagship publication that provides drug analysis and recommendations for healthcare professionals.

The tests can be taken either online or by mail. Passing the tests makes an individual eligible for 26 CME credit hours in Category 1 for educational materials, or 13 credits for passing each test.

"Having a Continuing Education program accepted by The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) will enable a larger segment of our readers to qualify for continuing education credits," said Philip D. Hansten, Pharm.D. and Contributing Editor to The Medical Letter.

The Medical Letter/Yale University School of Medicine continuing education program has long been granted accreditation by the Accreditation Council on Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP), and the American Academy of Physician Assistants (AAPA). 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 analyses 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, Inc., 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 visit their Web site at

Joanne Valentino
The Medical Letter
914.235.0500 ext. 345