natural medicines

Guide to Natural Medicines

This advanced CE and training program provides pharmacists with a foundational knowledge of natural medicines, integrative modalities, and complementary therapies.

$199 / year

Course Overview:


CE Hours: 11 hours

Expiration: March 31, 2026

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Program Overview

Whether by personal choice or by recommendation from a healthcare provider, a majority of adults now use at least one natural supplement to replace or complement prescription medications. Every day, new natural products are available as treatments for certain conditions. Pharmacists want to share authoritative, unbiased guidance about dietary supplements and homeopathic remedies with patients, yet they often lack reliable sources that deliver the necessary knowledge and clinical expertise they need to do so.

TRC Healthcare developed RxAdvanced: Guide to Natural Medicines for pharmacists to gain access to unbiased resources to aid in these efforts. The program provides a foundational overview of natural medicines to help prevent drug interactions or adverse events, as well as to educate patients and other members of the care team.

Course Curriculum

Learn more about natural medicines, including background information on integrative medicine, major regulations pertaining to natural medicines, and categories, formulations, and sourcing of natural medicines.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2101-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.5 hours

Learn more about the safe use of natural medicines, including drug interactions, use in the general population, and use in specific patient populations, such as expectant/nursing mothers.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2102-H05-P
  • CE Credit: 1.5 hours

Reviews significant naturally-occurring and drug-induced nutrient deficiencies and how to manage these appropriately.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2103-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Reviews clinical evidence available for natural medicines that may be tried or promoted for weight loss or improving athletic performance. Learn how to guide patients on product selection, safe use, and avoiding substances that may be dangerous.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2104-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Reviews natural medicines used for common cardiovascular conditions including hyperlipidemia, hypertension, and heart failure. Learn about the role of natural medicines in arrhythmias and anticoagulant-associated bleeding.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2105-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.25 hours

Summarizes the use of natural medicines for endocrine-related conditions including diabetes, osteoporosis, and thyroid disorders.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2106-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1 hour

Review natural medicines used for conditions in neurology including headache, pain and fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, and seizures.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2107-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.25 hours

Examine the role of natural medicines in psychiatric conditions, such as insomnia, depression, anxiety, and schizophrenia, as well as pediatric developmental disorders that have an intellectual disability component (ADHD, autism spectrum disorder [ASD], etc).

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2108-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.25 hours

Review the role of natural medicines in several different gastrointestinal conditions including constipation and diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, and dyspepsia/acid reflux. Learn about the evidence for use of probiotics in these conditions.

  • ACPE Course Number: JA0006454-0000-23-2109-H01-P
  • CE Credit: 1.25 hours

What to Expect

RxAdvanced: Guide to Natural Medicines is an 11-hour CE program that provides a foundational overview of natural medicines. The curriculum prepares pharmacists to prevent drug interactions or adverse events, as well as educate patients and other members of the care team. It’s offered online, available 24/7, with courses that can be completed in any order. 

Designed by the most trusted brand in continuing education for pharmacists, RxAdvanced: Guide to Natural Medicines is a highly-relevant professional development curriculum for pharmacists who want to understand the safety and efficacy of complementary and integrative therapies. 

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Key Benefits

  • Exhaustive coverage of complementary and integrative therapies
  • A convenient, self-guided format, available 24/7 so you can learn when and where you learn best
  • Resources that reduce the risk of adverse reactions when natural medicines are combined with certain health conditions, over-the-counter medications, and prescription drugs

RxAdvanced FAQ

RxAdvanced gives pharmacists an edge with efficient, relevant, affordable training to help deepen knowledge and practical skills in critical subjects. RxAdvanced also helps pharmacy leaders and administrators ensure and document staff competency with assignments, completion reports, benchmark reports, and more.
Most programs are $199; Hazardous Drugs is $99. Bulk pricing with discounts is available for enterprise clients, including an “All Access” option.
Yes, pharmacists earn ACPE CE credit for each course they complete in each program. Programs range from 5-16 hours. See program details for more information.
You have access for 12 months from the date of purchase. Courses must be completed before access expires.
Once an RxAdvanced program is completed, you will receive a printable Statement of Completion for the program. You can list your completed training on LinkedIn, Doximity, or other professional networking profile.
Each program is reviewed annually for critical guideline updates, and we release new program versions every 2-3 years. Pharmacists who purchase directly through our website will get the latest version at the time of purchase. Pharmacy leaders who purchase an enterprise subscription will be notified before we move any staff to the latest version.
At this time, RxAdvanced is designed specifically for pharmacists, with recommendations for medication management, patient counseling, and more. Pharmacy leaders who purchase an enterprise subscription may elect to assign only the Sterile Compounding and Hazardous Drugs programs to pharmacy technicians.