Biologicals are a rapidly expanding class of medications used in the treatment of many different conditions. This article reviews the common characteristics of this class and the requirements for safe and effective use in patients. Several vignettes are included to illustrate common challenges.
Keywords: GME; UME; antibodies; biologics; entrustable professional activities (EPAs) in clinical pharmacology; medical education; prescribing practices; proteins.
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