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.

Nicholas Leon, PharmD, BCPS, BCACP, FCPP


New Curricular Framework Aims to Prepare, Inspire the Next Generation of Community Pharmacy Leaders

The framework includes 6 domains designed to immediately empower students in community pharmacies.

Michael Neely, MD


How Precision Dosing Technology Helps Prevent Adverse Events

Precision dosing technology uses multiple patient-specific factors to individualize medication doses, helping clinicians reduce medication errors that lead to adverse events.

Michael McDermott, PharmD


The Role of Daridorexant in the Treatment of Insomnia

Although pharmacotherapy is considered for the treatment of insomnia, medication should not be the sole treatment for individuals diagnosed with insomnia.

Anne Lin, PharmD, BCPS


Ousting the Pain: Migraine in University Students

Students may be hesitant to discuss migraines, which can lead to absences, difficulties in personal life, financial burdens, and poor mental health.

Morgan Anderson, PharmD, BCIDP


Shorter Course of Treatment for CAP in Children Demonstrates Success

Pediatric guidelines suggest 10 days of therapy for community-acquired pneumonia, but recent data support shortening therapy duration.

Maria K. Shockley, BS


How Does the EUA for the COVID-19 Vaccines Work?

FDA approvals of vaccines usually take 10 to 15 years, but the pandemic necessitates emergency action.

Cori Hawkins, PharmD


Supporting Medication Adherence With Motivational Interviewing

Motivational Interviewing is a collaborative conversation style that can empower patients to stay the course and achieve better outcomes.

Ashley R. Walker, PharmD


Pharmacy Schools Can Break Down Barriers Between Pharmacists, Deaf Community

Most pharmacists and technicians are unaware of resources that aid in communication.

Amy H. Seung, PharmD, BCOP, FHOPA, CHCP


Oncology Pharmacists Bring Value and Contribute to Cancer Care

Oncology pharmacists are as diverse as the cancers they manage and have key roles in the following areas of the cancer care continuum.

Lee Ann Waldron


The Challenges in Launching Alaska's First Pharmacy School

A shortage of pharmacists led to a call for pharmacy education in Alaska that echoed across the state.

Amruta Chowgule


Regional Trends Reinforcing Breast Cancer Therapeutics Market

Over the next few years, undiagnosed breast cancer cases may add to the demand for more rigorous end-stage treatments and therapeutics.

David Gortler, PharmD, FCCP


How the White House's New FDA Commissioner Caused the Baby Formula Crisis

The FDA's current way of inspecting facilities for quality control is badly outdated and is politically unworkable, unreliable, and unsafe.

Christopher Epps, PharmD Candidate


Case Studies: June 2022

How would you respond to these patients questions?

Lauren Stonerock, PharmD


As Easy as ABE: A Pharmacist’s Overview of Updates to the COPD GOLD Guidelines

Data show that dose-response relationships and long-term safety of ICS in people with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease are unclear and require further investigation.

Herman W. Powery II, PharmD, BCOP


Current Drug Pathways in Non–Small Cell Lung Cancer

Advancements in genomic and mutational analysis show that up to 60% of adenocarcinomas and up to 50% to 80% of squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) have a known oncogenic driver mutation.

Nabila Ismail, PharmD


Dengue Vaccine: What Pharmacists Need to Know

The FDA approved the first vaccine for dengue disease in May 2019.

Syuleyman Bektashev


Interactive Case Studies: January 2022

How would you respond to these patients' questions?

Mindy Smith, BSPharm, RPh, MHA, CMWA


How Pharmacists Can Use Advanced Medication Decision Support to Improve Health, Curtail Costs

As pharmacists’ role in the health of communities continues to grow, it becomes even more critical for pharmacists to be armed with advanced technology when providing drug analysis.

Carissa Treptow, PharmD, BCOP


Multiple Myeloma Therapy Often Causes Cardiovascular Complications

Many patients have baseline risk factors present at diagnosis because of older age and disease-related elements.

Advit Shah, BSc, BSc Pharmacy, RPh


How to Create an Inclusive Culture for LGBTQ+ Patients at the Pharmacy: A Practical Approach

Facilitating environmental cues that members of the LGBTQ+ community look for to signify that they are in a safe space is an especially important element for the LGBTQ+ community.

Cameron Abbey-Mott, PharmD


Clinical Overview: Dapagliflozin for Patients with Heart Failure, Reduced Ejection Fraction and Preserved Ejection Fraction

Management of heart failure focuses on avoiding reversible precipitants and optimizing guideline-directed therapy to lower mortality and hospitalizations.

Carl V. Crawford, MD


Looking Toward the Future of CDI Management

Closing out their discussion on Clostridioides difficile infection, panelists share closing thoughts on novel pipeline therapies.

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