Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh

Helping Children Understand the Opioid Epidemic
“Sesame Street” has joined the fight against opioid addiction by creating a storyine to help educate children about the opioid epidemic and how it affects families.
Misinformation associated with the antivaccination movement has been a driving force contributing to the increase in vaccine preventable diseases, especially amidst the global measles outbreak.
The antivaccination movement has been a driving force in the global measles outbreaks, and dissemination of inaccurate information has contributed to the growing problem.
Influenza Vaccine Recommendations
With flu season just around the corner, it is important for pharmacists to be up-to-date on the latest recommendations.
A recent CDC study found that although teen vaccine coverage has improved, more education and provider recommendations are needed to boost immunization rates for human papillomavirus (HPV).
Drug overdoses involving opioids have increased, and naloxone can be a life-saving drug to prevent deaths.
The opioid epidemic has become widespread throughout the country, and it is considered a top public health priority.
Pre-exposure prophylaxis (PrEP) can reduce the risk of HIV infection in individuals at high risk.
Pharmacists play an important role as part of the health care team.
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare polio-like condition that can cause limb weakness, and it mostly occurs in young children.
Videos of individuals licking ice cream and placing these cartons back on freezer store shelves have gone viral, and this practice can pose public health risks.
Recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria infections are surfacing from Florida waters, which may be due to climate change.
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