Stacey Ness, PharmD, RPh, CSP, MSCS, AAHIVP


Specialty Drugs: Year in Review 2017 Part II

The second part of a comprehensive review of the specialty pharmaceuticals approved by the FDA in 2017.

Omama Zubairi, PharmD Candidate


Acute Pain Management in the General Population

Acute pain is one of the most common complaints that lead Americans to access the health care system, resulting in more than 115 million emergency department visits each year.

William L. Musick, PharmD, BCPS (AQ-ID)


Tuberculosis: The Consuming Plague

The development of multidrug-resistant and extensively drug-resistant tuberculosis in recent decades has made treatment challenging.

Wing Chan, MS


Patient Preference for Treatment Administration in Cystic Fibrosis

This study assesses the preferences of patients with cystic fibrosis for treatments that differ in the mode of administration.

Hiba Takieddin, PharmD


The Role of Sleep in Infant Development

Studies have shown that sleep benefits infants’ memories and general cognitive and emotional development.

Elaine Nguyen, PharmD, MPH


Case Studies (May 2016)

What should these pharmacists do?

Diana M. Sobieraj, PharmD


Case Studies (May 2015)

What should these pharmacists do?

Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASC


Tips to Help Patients Manage Hypertension

Identification is key: this silent disease can lead to complications.

Shonda Foster, MS, PharmD


Daily Dose and Costs of Therapy With Topical Testosterone Agents

We assessed time to maintenance dose attainment in commercially insured men initiating topical testosterone agents and compared daily maintenance doses and costs of this therapy.

Ryan Sanok, PharmD Candidate


Get PrEPared for HIV Prophylaxis

Expansion to adolescents, flexible dosing strategies, innovative delivery models, and long-acting antiretrovirals all help the strategy.

Olivia C. Welter, PharmD Candidate 2021


Age-related Memory Loss: Dietary Changes Can Have Positive Impact

As misconceptions surround some OTC supplements, changes to the diet may be beneficial in supporting brain health in populations experiencing age-related memory loss.

Alice Kate Cummings, BA


Do Units and Costs of Comparable Insulins Differ by Manufacturer?

Patient characteristics and product mix play an important role in determining the overall use and costs of comparable insulins across different manufacturers.

Marcus Silva, PharmD Candidate, Jonathan Jackson, PharmD


Ethical Issues in Pharmacogenomics

The clinical implementation of pharmacogenomics is an exciting area that is showing promise of enhancing the quality of patient care.

Chris von Heymann, BSc Phm


Private-payer Costs for Employees with Treatment-resistant Depression

Individuals with treatment-resistant depression do not achieve and sustain remission after multiple pharmacotherapies, with an unknown impact on employment. This study investigates the expenditures of TRD from a private-payer perspective in Canada.

Jim Motz, RPh


The Case for Establishing a Residency Program in Specialty Pharmacy

Pharmacy residency programs offer postgraduate training to launch pharmacists from their formal education into successful careers.

Gabriela Garcia Villa, PharmD Candidate


The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Pharmacy Students and Interns

Can we teach effective habits? Is there a blueprint for helping pharmacy students and interns be more proactive, prioritize more efficiently, and embrace a strong work ethic?



Daily Dose and Costs of Therapy With Topical Testosterone Agents

We assessed time to maintenance dose attainment in commercially insured men initiating topical testosterone agents and compared daily maintenance doses and costs of this therapy.

Lauryn E. Cyrus, PharmD, MBA


Risky Business: Overanticoagulation from High-Risk Antimicrobials and Warfarin

Warfarin is the most commonly prescribed anticoagulant in the United States, having been indicated for the treatment and prevention of venous thromboembolism and the prevention of thromboembolic complications.

Kimberly Cai, PharmD Candidate


Helping Baltimoreans Safely Dispose of Medication

On Wednesday, October 24, and Saturday, October 27, student pharmacists from the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy chapter of the APhA-ASP joined forces with the University of Maryland, Baltimore Police and the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to host our bi-annual Drug Take-Back Day at the University’s SMC Campus Center.

Maureen Burger, MSN, RN, CPHQ, CPPS, FACHE


Drug Diversion: New Approaches to an Old Problem

Drug diversion in hospitals continues to be problematic. Heightened DEA activity and opioid addiction reaching epidemic proportions require hospitals to be more vigilant than ever.

Myrl Weinberg, FASAE, CAE, Chief Executive Officer, National Health Council


Making the 2016 Marketplace More Patient Focused

The time is now to develop a consensus on how patient needs, health plan sustainability, and government regulations intertwine to create a more patient-focused insurance marketplace.

Uche Anadu Ndefo, PharmD, BCPS


Medication Nonadherence in the Latino Population: A Challenge and an Opportunity for Specialized Services

As US demographics steadily shift towards minorities and immigrants from diverse backgrounds, health care workers must be prepared to face new cultural challenges that may impact health behaviors, including medication adherence in these populations.

Brandon May


Hepatitis C Combinations Show Similar Efficacy Profiles in Genotypes 2, 3

Treatment regimens consisting of daclatasvir plus sofosbuvir plus ribavirin and velpatasvir/sofosbuvir plus ribavirin show similar cure rates in patients with hepatitis C virus genotype 2 and 3.

Oluwakorede Adedeji, BPharm Student


The Impact of Physical Activity on Parkinson Disease Progression

Research has also shown that patients with Parkinson disease who are able to engage in physical activity can potentially improve the motor and non-motor symptoms associated with the disease.

Rebekah Hanson, PharmD


Biologic Management for IBD

With increased specialty medication prescribing, associated costs, and the interest of health systems to establish specialty pharmacies for improved patient care, it is vital to define the pharmacist's role within the patient's health care team.

Michael Wisotsky, PharmD, RPh


Multiple Sclerosis

Although the research has consistently shown that individuals deficient in vitamin D seem to be at an increased risk for developing multiple sclerosis (MS), there has been some debate on what level of vitamin D may protect against MS.

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