Umair Shariff, MD, MHA


Handling IV Solutions Presents Challenges

Pharmacies should ensure appropriate monitoring procedures are in place to prevent contamination and exposure.

Jina Yun, PharmD


Adverse Effects Impact Treatment Selection for VEGF-Targeted Oral TKIs in Metastatic RCC

Axitinib, cabozantinib, and lenvatinib are first-line treatment options.

Mike Hennessy Jr, President and CEO


Securing Patient Trust: Advancing Cybersecurity and Training in Health-System Pharmacies

Rapid advancements in technology over the past several decades have brought significant benefits to health care systems.

Jenny Peña, CPhT


Technicians Play Key Roles in Health Systems

Seventeen percent work in hospital settings, including compounding, inpatient, medication reconciliation, and outpatient areas.

Britny Rogala, PharmD, BCOP


Overview of PARP Inhibitors in the Treatment of Ovarian Cancer

There are 3 PARP inhibitors that are FDA approved in multiple settings of ovarian cancer.

Saira Jatoi, PharmD


Three Keys to Success for Pursuing a Career in the Biopharmaceutical Industry

Building a network, finding your passion, and taking steps to transition into an industry professional can help lead PharmD graduates to success.

Winston Su


Pharmacists Can Help Treat Post-Intensive Care Syndrome

Managing transitions of care is vital to discontinue use of unnecessary drugs and minimize medication errors.

Elise Palatine


Approval of Tapinarof Introduces New Class of Topical Treatments for Management of Plaque Psoriasis

Tapinarof is a first-in-class topical steroid-free aryl hydrocarbon receptor antagonist intended to mitigate the symptoms of plaque psoriasis.

Judy Neville, CPhT


AAPT to Celebratbrate National Pharmacy Technician Day With Scavenger Hunt

With National Pharmacy Technician Day 2021 on October 19, AAPT Special Projects Team offers a Scavenger Hunt to celebrate this special day and the pharmacy technicians who work hard to add value to their profession.

Ashley Pugh, PharmD


Key Things to Consider for the Effective Utilization of RSV Vaccines

Experts give important background information on respiratory syncytial virus (RSV), as well as the key clinical considerations that are associated with RSV vaccine use.

Tara Pfund, PharmD


NCPA President Discusses 3 Ways to Ride the Pharmacy Surge Wave

Implement technology solutions, initiate clinical services, and shift to a proactive mindset, Michele Belcher says.

Tanapong Pantasri, PharmD, RPh, BCMTMS


How Pharmacists Can Protect Patients from Outdated COVID-19 Treatment

The pharmacist is the last barrier between a patient and a drug, which is why it's critical for pharmacists to check for allergies, potential drug interactions, patient understanding of how to use the drug, and whether the prescription is appropriate for the diagnosis.

Timothy E Samuelson, RPh


Evaluation of a Chemotherapy Advanced Preparation Pilot Program to Improve Throughput in an Oncology Infusion Clinic

Pharmacy workflow changes in the preparation of chemotherapy products can reduce patient chair time.

Lisa Kipper, PharmD


The Future of Pharmacy: How Advancements in Technology Are Transforming the Field

AI offers many benefits in health professions by efficiently handling time-consuming tasks crucial for patient care.

Gary E. Ritchie


Current Good Manufacturing Practices Are Reliable Safeguard

Properly implemented CGMP should not be seen as a regulatory burden but a remedy to poorly compounded drugs.

Dong Won Kim, PharmD candidate


TXNIP inhibitors: A New Class of Agents for Diabetes Treatment

TXNIP inhibition could prevent beta cell loss and protect beta cell function to potentially contribute to diabetes management and its complications.

Shereen Stutz, RPh


Medically Integrated Pharmacies, Oral Oncolytic Agents Grow in Importance During COVID-19

As practices have gained experience in the post-COVID-19 environment, health care professionals have found innovative ways to work around many of the obstacles the pandemic presents.

Sa'ed Al-Olimat, PharmD


What Does the FDA Panel’s MDMA Rejection Mean for the Future of Psychedelic Medicines?

Although the committee's vote is non-binding, it does raise questions about optimal evaluation of psychedelics in clinical trials.

Jisu Eo


Advancing Multistate Licensure Is Vital in Telehealth Era

But meeting regulatory requirements may entail a great deal of financial expertise and time.

Jacques Turgeon, BPharm, PhD


Pharmacists Play Role in Pharmacogenomics Clinical Services

They should consider many factors and use clear guidance on predicting phenotypes from genotypes to intervene optimally based on specific drug-gene interactions.

Prasanna Parthasarathy, CEO, Medvantx


Non-commercial Pharmacies: The Missing Link in Breaking Down Barriers to Medication Access

Patient-centric models of medication delivery that provide cost, transparency, convenience, and accessibility solutions are vital for patients to successfully navigate the current health care system.

Akiva Faerber


Op-Ed: Unnecessary Transfusions in Hospitals May Be Fueling the Blood Shortage

With costs for blood and blood products continuing to rise, appropriate blood use by hospitals is more important than ever.

Jayne Hornung


Adult Vaccinations and Decentralization of Health Care: How to Navigate the Landscape

Vaccination is especially important for older adults with any chronic health conditions because vaccines can prevent serious illness and resulting complications down the road.

Emilia Welch, PharmD, MBA


Growing Use of Herbal Medicine in Cancer Patients Highlights Risks, Communication Gaps

As patients take more proactive roles in their health, they may feel too intimidated to discuss herbal medicinal use with their providers or may be unaware of potential interactions with their drug therapies.

Shaina Shah, PharmD Candidate


Biosimilar Adoption: Patient and Provider Considerations

From a patient perspective, the lack of awareness of biosimilars is the biggest barrier to adoption.

Audrey B Kostrzewa, PharmD, MPH, BCPS


Fire on the Mountain: Addressing Pharmacy Staff Burnout

The entire pharmacy profession and all those interested in medication safety need to coalesce around the need for systemic change in community pharmacy workplace environments.

Linda Clark


Gridlock, Middleman Lobbying Cause Pharmacy Benefit Manager Reforms to Fail Again in New York Budget

Many pharmacies and safety-net providers were preparing for the long-anticipated transition from Medicaid managed care to fee-for-service (FFS)—known as the carve-out—that was set to take effect on May 1, 2021.

Eric Pulice, MPA, DBA Candidate


AI-Driven Solutions Promote Medication Adherence

High nonadherence in the US leads to avoidable mortality.

Ginpreet Kaur, PhD, MPharm


Metal Ion Chelators Hold Enormous Potential in Neurodegenerative Disorders

Monitoring metal ion concentrations and chelation therapy is hypothesized to alleviate symptoms and diseases caused by neuroinflammation.

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