Authors


Ryan Kurschner

Latest:

Clinical Overview: Cyletzo, a Biosimilar Version of Adalimumab

Indications for adalimumab include ankylosing spondylitis, Crohn disease, chronic plaque psoriasis, juvenile idiopathic arthritis, moderate to severe rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, and ulcerative colitis.


Moura Maseha, PharmD

Latest:

Behind the Counter Codeine Preparations Require Diligent Care

It is the role of the pharmacist to ensure patients are adequately counseled on the adverse effects and potential harms of codeine.


Rebecca Medva, MHMS, BS, CPhT

Latest:

Developing and Implementing Immunization Standing Orders and Protocols

Vaccine administration provides benefits at the patient and public health levels, and pharmacists are critical members of health care teams that provide these vital biologic medications.


Anne Dang-Vo

Latest:

The Role of Tirofiban for Acute Coronary Syndrome Remains Unclear

The RESCUE BT2 trial sheds further light on the agent’s potential.


Emily Wilkerson, PharmD

Latest:

Pharmacy Colorectal Cancer Screening Protocol Shows Potential of Pharmacists in Preventative Health

The opportunity to provide non-invasive colorectal cancer screening and education to patients is undoubtedly a role that pharmacists can fill.





Nirav Pandya, PharmD, RPh

Latest:

Common Medication Errors in LTC Communities: What Pharmacists Can Do To Help Prevent Them

The most common medication errors seen in LTC facilities include dispensing errors, delay in delivery, and expired inventory.


Micah Cost, PharmD, MS, Chief Executive Officer, Pharmacy Quality Alliance

Latest:

Pharmacy Measures and Policy Considerations for Pharmacy Practice

There are several important policy issues that could impact pharmacists’ ability to positively affect the quality of care for patients through the use of pharmacy performance measures.


Christina Billias, PharmD

Latest:

Antineoplastic Extravasation Prevention, Management

Extravasation is defined as the inadvertent leakage of a vesicant from the vein into the surrounding tissue.


Glenn S Tillotson PhD, FIDSA

Latest:

Clinical Overview: Fecal Microbiota Transplantation vs Live Biotherapeutic Products for Management of Recurrent C Difficile Infection

Although antibiotics are the standard-of-care treatment for Clostridioides difficile infection, they can cause further microbiota changes that predispose patients to recurrence.


Fanny Kusi, PharmD Candidate

Latest:

Understanding Pharmacogenomics Is Essential for Personalized Care

Pharmacogenomics can play a role in lowering the cost of health care expenditures, such as shortening hospital stays and reducing emergency department visits.


Momi Talukdar, PharmD Candidate

Latest:

Case Study: Treating Chronic Hypertension in Pregnancy

Chronic hypertension during pregnancy increases the risk of poor pregnancy and birth outcomes.


Kendra R. Delibert, PHARMD, BCOP

Latest:

HSSP Leads to High Rate of Acid Suppression Therapy Substitution

This study highlights one benefit of the integrated health system specialty pharmacy model for patients who are prescribed acalabrutinib.


Mackenzie Goltz, PharmD, MPBA

Latest:

Positioning Specialty Pharmacy to Care for Solid Organ Transplant Recipients

A specialty pharmacy can effectively dispense, monitor, and follow-up with transplant patients who are maintained on the standard triple-drug immunosuppression regimen.


Ira Winer, MD, PhD

Latest:

Sortilin Targeted Peptide-Drug Conjugates: A New Mechanism to Extend Clinical Benefit

Data suggest the therapy can induce prolonged clinical benefit, even after treatment discontinuation.


Spencer Sutton, PharmD

Latest:

Getting in the Mindset to Become a Successful Preceptor: How to Precept Responsibly

Students should prepare to be preceptors early in their pharmacy school careers.


Seth Kriha, PharmD

Latest:

Clinical Overview: Auvelity (Dextromethorphan and Bupropion) for Major Depressive Disorder

With many different classes of medications used in the treatment of major depressive disorder, pharmacists can have a significant impact on patients' lives, from counseling on medications to assisting with finding the right medication.


Sanjay Dalwani

Latest:

A ‘Neutral Zone’ for Data Sharing Allows Researchers to Share Data for Drug Discovery While Remaining HIPAA-compliant, Preventing Data Leaks

In a collaboration using a neutral zone, organizations do not have access to each other’s data, but will instead have access to insights gathered by pooling their data together with other organizations for analysis by artificial intelligence technology.


Diana X. Cao, PharmD, BCPS, BCCP, FCSHP

Latest:

Behind the Counter: Unveiling the Multifaceted Role of Pharmacists

Pharmacists in community and retail practices are stepping out from behind the counter and becoming more involved in patient care.


Chris Ryan

Latest:

FDA Approves Elacestrant for ER+/HER2–, ESR1-Mutated Advanced or Metastatic Breast Cancer

The FDA has approved elacestrant (Orserdu) for the treatment of postmenopausal women or adult men with estrogen receptor–positive (ER+), HER2-negative, ESR1-mutated advanced or metastatic breast cancer with disease progression following at least 1 line of endocrine therapy.


Erica Reed, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

Latest:

Are Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria the Next Global Health Crisis?

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted the importance of managing infections properly globally and the need for stewardship networks among partners.


Rachel V. Marini, PharmD, BCIDP

Latest:

Developing and Implementing Immunization Standing Orders and Protocols

Vaccine administration provides benefits at the patient and public health levels, and pharmacists are critical members of health care teams that provide these vital biologic medications.


Kamila Dymala, PharmD, MBA, BCMTMS, PACS

Latest:

Zavegepant Is A Promising Frontier in Acute Migraine Treatment

As a CGRP receptor antagonist, zavegepant intervenes during the active phase of migraine, providing a targeted and prompt response to alleviate symptoms.


Abbey F. Carr, PharmD Candidate

Latest:

The Medical Marijuana and Cannabidiol Research Expansion Act

The Act is part of a federal attempt to streamline the research process for medical marijuana and provide more attainable security requirements


Meredith Ayers, CPhT

Latest:

Challenge Owners to Define Support Staff

Many pharmacy professionals feel discouraged, underutilized, and undervalued, but the support staff often saves the day.


Ian Manners

Latest:

Ending the Financial Toxicity of Heart Disease

How pharmacy teams can remove cost barriers to cardiac care.


Donna Rebelo RN, MS NE-BC

Latest:

Pharmacists, Nurses Improve Medication Communication, Patient Experience Through Development of Medication Safety Patient Education Program

Given the increasing value of patient satisfaction in determining the quality of care in the hospital reimbursement model, research is flourishing with a focus on identifying the factors that could positively influence patient satisfaction outcomes.


Nicholas Kane, PharmD

Latest:

SHEA Provides Updated Guidelines on Health Care Facility–Onset CDI in Acute-Care Hospitals

Data show these cases pose some of the most significant threats to patients and health systems.

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