Stephanie Ostling Mason, PharmD, CDCES


New CMS Rules Underscore Pharmacists’ Role in Improving Glycemic Management

The measures will also affect workers across all areas of the hospital, including dietitians, information technology, nurses, and physicians.

Diana Roskova


Pain Management in the ICU Is Complex

Finding the right medication or drug combination for individual patients is critical.

Susan W. Lanham, PhD, MAFF, CDFA


Gabapentin Presents High Potential for Misuse

Although the anticonvulsant is not considered a controlled substance, some state legislation focuses on monitoring the use of or reclassifying it.

Abbey M. Natour


Respect State Marijuana Laws Act of 2017 Amends Previous Legislation

Past proposal gives insight into lawmakers' thinking about medicinal use of cannabis on a federal level.

Miriam Haddad, PharmD


Pharmacists Play a Crucial Role When Addressing Health Literacy

Providers who are sensitive to health literacy have contributed to positive quality improvement across various institutions.

Verona Abdelmeseh, PharmD


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.

Rachel Cormier


PQA Annual Meeting: Quality Emerges from the Pandemic, Focused on Access and Equity

Open to all health care professionals, the PQA meeting is a top forum for learning best practices and emerging trends in medication services, pharmacist-provided care and quality improvement initiatives.

Jason Ausili, PharmD


Pharmacy Interoperability Challenges and Needs Under the 21st Century Cures Act

While progress is being made to advance the Cures Act, it is essential to ensure pharmacy interoperability given pharmacy’s critical role in health care.

Adam Rosenberg


Trends in Behavioral and Mental Health Treatment Since the Start of the Pandemic

New research finds that mental health has replaced COVID-19 as the top health concern among Americans, but deeper analysis needs to be done into whether depression and anxiety are truly becoming more widespread.

Anna Pozdnyakova, PharmD Candidate


Patient and Provider Safety is at the Core of Mass COVID-19 Immunization Effort

As new variants of the virus come to rise, it is crucial to continue to address the safety concerns with mass COVID-19 immunizations during the pandemic as well as provide solutions to reduce the exposure and spread of the virus.

Michael Morgan


Managing Vaccines and COVID-19 Testing With Paperless Technology

COVID-19 has increased the demand for new, safer curbside conveniences and the health care industry—including the pharmacy—has transformed rapidly to meet patient needs and prioritize safety as a result of the pandemic.

Donna Breese, PharmD


Educational Opportunities Exist for the Pharmaceutical Care of Animals

Interested individuals may gain certification or continuing-education credits, many of which are available through the American College of Veterinary Pharmacists.

Mary Lynn McPherson, PharmD, MA, MDE, FAAHPM


Pharmacists Participating in Advanced Pain Management Modalities for Refractory Pain

Patient selection is a key factor in the safe and effective administration of advanced pain management modalities.

Sara Jo Santangelo


340B Assists Patients and Institutions

How much does this federal program affect the success of the health care parties involved?

Sheetal Nariani


How the Corporate World, Government Worked Together to Deliver a Solution to the COVID-19 Pandemic

The alliance between pharmaceutical partners and government organizations signals the possibilities of shared resources in meeting global crises.

Elizabeth H. Bernauer


Telehealth Proves of Great Value During COVID-19

But state-to-state communications and inconsistencies related to licensing present legal issues.

Tracey James, RPh


Planning for the New Year in Specialty Pharmacy: Tips to Help Patients Get Hassle-Free Refills

In specialty pharmacy, many patients take steps to manage their prescription benefits before the new year.

Dat Ngo, PharmD


The Impact of USP 797, USP 800 on Compounding Pharmacies

USP 800 was a necessary step to maximize safety, but it also recommended many institutions reevaluate their facilities, equipment, processes, and staffing capacity, potentially costing millions of dollars.

Stephen Rayborn, PharmD Candidate


Equal but Not the Same—2021 Update on Influenza Vaccines

As COVID-19 vaccination efforts continue, it is more important than ever for pharmacists to be equipped with the knowledge and resources to bust the myths surrounding vaccinations, particularly in preparation for the upcoming influenza season, which is expected to occur from October 2021 to May 2022.

Charles E. Libby, RPh, MS


Oncology Overview: Idelalisib in Blood Cancers

Approved indications for idelalisib include relapsed chronic lymphocytic leukemia, small lymphocytic lymphoma, and follicular B-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma.

William Schimmel


Technicians Provide Critical Support to the Pharmacy Profession, But They Need Support Too

As pharmacy technicians continue to take on more responsibilities, actions must be taken to alleviate the burnout so many are facing.

Jeff Trinkl, MD


Study: Guillain-Barré Five Times More Likely in Unvaccinated COVID-19-Positive Patients Than Vaccinated Patients

Patients can sometimes develop Guillain-Barre syndrome after having a recent respiratory illness or digestive tract infection and, in rare cases, after receiving certain vaccines.

Katelyn M. Skeeters, PharmD Candidate


Minnesota Fights Back Against Rising Insulin Costs

Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act provides citizens with a long-term solution to diabetes expenditures.

Brandon Salke, PharmD


Help Optimize Care for Orphan, Rare Lung Diseases Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

The value of a patient-first approach and telehealth for addressing the complex health coordination needs of those with these pulmonary conditions has never been more critical.

George T. Abdallah, PharmD, BCCCP, BCCP


Drug Sequestration in the Management of Patients with Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation Support

Dosing recommendations for patients requiring ECMO support are unlikely to be supported by high-quality evidence, but are usually extrapolated from the physicochemical characteristics of individual drugs in conjunction with data from pharmacokinetic studies and case reports.

Madison Como, PharmD, BCPS


Tips to Finding Balance: Being a Well-Rounded Student Pharmacist

From countless hours of studying to participating in pharmacy organizations to volunteering in the community, it’s no surprise that student pharmacists often struggle to find balance as a well-rounded student.

Alok Sharma, PhD


Clinical Overview: Empagliflozin for Type 2 Diabetes Patients With Cardiovascular Disease or Heart Failure, Reduced Ejection Fraction

Empagliflozin has been found to lower the risk of death due to cardiovascular events and the number of first and recurrent heart failure hospitalizations.

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