Thanh Nguyen, PharmD


Hypertension: Promoting Adherence When a Condition Is "Silent"

Educating patients about lifestyle changes, strict medication adherence, and home blood pressure monitoring can help them to avert complications from this often silent condition.

Rebecca Nolen, PharmD, BCPS, AAHIVP


FDA Adds Novel Antimicrobials to Arsenal

Antimicrobial resistance continues to pose a significant health threat, necessitating new antibiotics with novel mechanisms to treat these complicated infections. However, between 2010 and 2018, newly approved antibiotics were primarily derived from previously established drug classes. This past summer, the FDA approved 2 new antibiotics.

Himayapsill Batista Quevedo, PharmD


Pharmacists Can Help Assess New FDA-Approved IV Opioid

Oliceridine (Olinvyk) expands options for managing moderate to severe acute pain, but cost, drug-drug interactions, and other factors come into play.

Rachel Root, PharmD, MS, BCPS


Fostering Rapid Innovation During a Time of Crisis

Promoting an environment that allows for rapid problem-solving and execution under high stress is essential to face problems that are poorly understood and yet require rapid change.

Sharon Glave Frazee, PhD, MPH


Specialty Pharmacy Improves Adherence to Imatinib

The authors examined trends in the utilization of prescription opioid medication following introduction of abuse deterrent technology for Oxycontin.

Ahmed Eid, PharmD Candidate


Worlds Apart: Health Care and Pharmacy in China

My encounter with the Chinese health care system revealed practices very different from the ones in the United States.

Holly Dill, PharmD, CGP


The Comparative Value of 3 Electronic Sources of Medication Data

Combining medication history information from multiple sources improves the completeness and accuracy of the medication information.

Greg Isaak


The Role of Specialty Pharmacies in Accountable Care Organizations

With their focus on data, reporting, and outcomes measurement, specialty pharmacies are uniquely positioned to play an important role in the changing health care landscape.

Amber Paley


Managing Medications for Elderly Patients

With elderly patients being prescribed more drugs than ever before, caregivers face a huge challenge in managing medications and preventing negative outcomes.

Erik Hefti, PharmD, MS, PhD


Considerations for Pharmacists Practicing in Dedicated COVID-19 Treatment Facilities

Each patient represents a unique set of challenges that requires focus and knowledge.

Gulcin Gumus, PhD


Quantitative Analysis of 2 Treatment Options for Osteoarthritis in Adults: Intra-Articular Hyaluronan Products and Diacerein

Empirical findings suggest that hyaluronan injections and diacerein are similarly effective. Yet the authors found that monetary savings could be realized when conservative treatment with diacerein is chosen.

Jonathan D. Cicci, PharmD, BCPS


Venothromboembolism: Treatment Recommendations and Therapeutic Options

Venothromboembolism has an annual incidence of 1 or 2 cases per 1000 individuals and is the third most common cause of vascular death.

John Coster, PhD, RPh


Health Care Reform's Impact on Community Pharmacy

The Coalition for Community Pharmacy Action (CCPA) has been working toward ensuring that health care reform legislation favors community pharmacies-included here are some top issues and when the change will take effect.

Joseph L. Fink III, BSPharm, JD


340B Assists Patients and Institutions

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

Neetu V. Agashivala, MS


Cost-Effectiveness of Fingolimod in Treating Patients With Relapsing-Remitting Multiple Sclerosis

Fingolimod, a first-line, once-daily oral disease-modifying therapy for relapsing-remitting multiple sclerosis, has the lowest cost per relapse avoided compared with other first-line agents.

Chelsey Lindner, PharmD, BCOP


Assessing the Landscape of HER2+ Breast Cancer Treatment

New therapies and combination regimens may allow a more tailored approach.

Julie A. Stading, PharmD, CDE


Controlling Diabetes: Teaching Patients to Take Charge

The American Diabetes Association recommends that health care providers incorporate an estimated average glucose measurement when counseling patients with diabetes.

Reina Benabou, MD, PhD


Promoting Brain Function Is Key Amid COVID-19 Crisis

Necessary measures taken during the pandemic may exacerbate some underlying factors that can lead to decline.

Mohammad Waleed, PharmD Candidate


Patients Are Increasingly at Risk for Insulin-Drug Interactions

Health Care Professionals Should Be Aware of Classes of Medications and Conditions That May Affect Blood Glucose Levels.

Claudia Uribe, MD, PhD


Impact of Insulin Delivery Systems in Elderly Patients With Type 2 Diabetes

This real-world study suggests that improved clinical outcomes are possible in the difficult-to-treat elderly patients with type 2 diabetes group without affecting healthcare costs, by initiating insulin therapy with a pen device.

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