Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh
Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a 2-year drug information residency. She served as a pharmacy professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews. Dr. Gershman has published research on prescription drug abuse, regulatory issues, and drug information in various scholarly journals. Additionally, she received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for her collaboration with the Broward, Florida Sheriff’s Office to prevent prescription drug abuse through a drug disposal program. She has also presented at pharmacist and physician continuing education programs on topics that include medication errors, prescription drug abuse, and legal and regulatory issues. Dr. Gershman can be followed on Twitter @jgershman2
Jul 17, 2019 @12:00 PM
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare polio-like condition that can cause limb weakness, and it mostly occurs in young children.

Jul 10, 2019 @02:34 PM
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.

Jul 9, 2019 @06:00 PM
Recent cases of flesh-eating bacteria infections are surfacing from Florida waters, which may be due to climate change.

Jul 2, 2019 @04:53 PM
Drug shortages can adversely affect patient care in the community and hospital settings.

Jul 2, 2019 @12:00 PM
Water safety is important, especially with summertime here, but it is crucial for parents to remain vigilant all year round.

Jun 24, 2019 @11:00 AM
Rotavirus is a contagious viral infection causing gastroenteritis that generally affects infants and young children.

Jun 18, 2019 @02:15 PM
Baloxavir marboxil (Xofluza, Genentech) is a first in class antiviral flu treatment and is indicated in the United States for patients age 12 years and older who have been symptomatic for no more than 48 hours.

Jun 14, 2019 @07:00 PM
Dogs were previously the leading cause of rabies deaths in the United States, but now bats are considered the major threat.

Jun 9, 2019 @06:00 PM
Dietary supplements have become a booming industry, but there are many safety concerns associated with these products since they are not required to be reviewed by the FDA before they are marketed.

Jun 8, 2019 @06:00 PM
E-cigarettes have been under much scrutiny since use among youth has increased.

May 3, 2019 @12:32 PM
Measles cases are increasing at an alarming rate, and the antivaccination movement has helped bring back this potentially deadly disease that was once eliminated in the United States.

Apr 23, 2019 @02:30 PM
With measles cases on the rise globally and with an outbreak of measles in communities right here in the United States, adults should ensure they are adequately vaccinated against this serious and potentially fatal disease.

Apr 22, 2019 @02:04 PM
Precancerous cervical lesions, known as high-grade cervical lesions (CIN2+) can develop a few years after infection and have been used to monitor human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine impact since cancers can take decades to develop.

Apr 13, 2019 @06:00 PM
Kratom is a plant native to Southeast Asia which can produce stimulant and opioid-like effects.

Apr 5, 2019 @01:29 PM
The CDC's Tips From Former Smokers campaign has new powerful messages to encourage individuals to quit smoking.

Mar 25, 2019 @06:02 PM
The prescription of stimulants for the treatment of attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is increasing among adolescents and young adults, and a new study sheds light on possible safety concerns.

Mar 11, 2019 @09:01 PM
Vaccine misinformation is part of the growing problem that is creating a public health crisis, especially surrounding the global measles outbreak.

Mar 11, 2019 @05:21 PM
There has been mixed evidence regarding whether there is an association between hormone replacement therapy (HRT) and Alzheimer disease.

Feb 21, 2019 @08:44 PM
There is mixed evidence regarding the association between artificially sweetened beverages and the risk of cardiovascular disease adverse events.

Feb 13, 2019 @04:26 PM
Amid a global measles outbreak, some teenagers are questioning their anti-vaxxer parents about not vaccinating them against many dangerous and deadly diseases.

Feb 4, 2019 @07:29 PM
Zoster vaccine recombinant, adjuvanted (Shingrix, GlaxoSmithKline) was approved in October 2017 for the prevention of the viral infection in adults 50 and older.

Jan 28, 2019 @05:00 PM
Syphilis is a sexually transmitted infection that has increased significantly among pregnant women and newborns.

Jan 21, 2019 @04:15 PM
Opioid abuse is considered a major public health issue across the country.

Jan 16, 2019 @02:00 PM
Measles outbreaks are on the rise globally, and it is considered a public health crisis.

Dec 26, 2018 @05:44 PM
This is the only vaccination approved in the United States to prevent this bacterial disease.

Oct 24, 2018 @12:58 PM
Chickenpox parties coordinated through social media are becoming a dangerous trend due to the anti-vaccine movement.

Sep 3, 2018 @07:38 PM
Being accepted into pharmacy school is a great milestone, and the journey was likely filled with hard work and dedication.

Aug 1, 2018 @03:49 PM
The CDC is currently investigating an outbreak of Salmonella infections linked to raw turkey products.

Jul 27, 2018 @07:37 PM
Summer can be a fun time to explore or vacation at beaches, but what you may not realize is sea lice could be lurking in the ocean.

Jul 17, 2018 @08:46 AM
The CDC and FDA are currently investigating a multistate outbreak of Cyclospora infections (cyclosporiasis) linked to McDonald’s salads.

Jul 10, 2018 @03:41 PM
Coffee drinkers with genetic polymorphisms may not need to be concerned with their coffee consumption based on new research.

Jul 6, 2018 @03:32 PM
Vibriosis infections most commonly occur through consumption of raw or undercooked seafood.

Jun 25, 2018 @01:45 PM
Tobacco-free and smoke-free polices are on the rise in United States colleges and universities.

Jun 14, 2018 @01:09 PM
The 2017-2018 flu season was severe, resulting in 172 pediatric deaths across the country.

Jun 11, 2018 @03:19 PM
A new study revealed no new or unexpected safety concerns associated with the diphtheria, tetanus, and acellular pertussis vaccine (DTaP).

Jun 10, 2018 @12:47 PM
Individuals who inject drugs are at an increased risk of developing invasive methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA).

Jun 5, 2018 @01:00 PM
The latest teen drug use survey reveals that use of vaping devices and e-liquids have increased.

May 30, 2018 @02:00 PM
Shingrix (Recombinant zoster vaccine) has been associated with vaccine administration errors since it hit the market, according to a new CDC report.

May 29, 2018 @01:46 PM
The hepatitis C virus (HCV) guidelines for unique populations have recently been updated.

May 23, 2018 @06:00 PM
The FDA has issued a warning to patients to avoid using OTC benzocaine teething products due to the risk of a dangerous condition, methemoglobinemia.

May 21, 2018 @01:20 PM
A recent CDC report demonstrates that many swimming-related disease outbreaks occur at hotel pools or hot tubs.

May 18, 2018 @01:37 PM
Graduating from pharmacy school is a momentous occasion. What's next?

May 16, 2018 @01:52 PM
Pharmacy rotations are a great opportunity to get hands on experience before starting your career as a pharmacist.

May 15, 2018 @01:52 AM
Completing a drug information (DI) residency was a great experience.

May 3, 2018 @04:15 AM
The recent Escherichia coli (E.coli) outbreak linked to romaine lettuce is extremely virulent and has affected 22 states across the United States.

May 2, 2018 @02:28 AM
As the big day approaches, students may be experiencing many emotions. Here is how to get through the ceremony.

Apr 30, 2018 @03:25 AM
This will both enhance a pharmacist's knowledge and improve his or her writing skills.

Apr 27, 2018 @02:03 PM
The FDA has issued a drug safety communication that the epilepsy and bipolar medication lamotrigine (Lamictal) can cause a rare, serious adverse effect known as hemophagocytic lymphohistiocytosis (HLH).

Apr 19, 2018 @01:48 PM
Interviewing prospective pharmacy students is a very rewarding experience.

Apr 17, 2018 @12:00 PM
Creating an online class can be a daunting task if you are accustomed to teaching a traditional course.

Apr 11, 2018 @01:00 PM
After completing a drug information residency and serving as a pharmacy professor, I knew that the next chapter of my life would be dedicated to being a parent.

Apr 10, 2018 @05:44 PM
Medication use in horse racing has become a hot topic across the country.

Apr 9, 2018 @01:14 PM
Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a rare life-threatening skin disorder that can be caused by certain medications.

Apr 5, 2018 @07:00 PM
Pharmacists can play an important role in pregnancy health education.

Apr 1, 2018 @01:00 PM
The role of the pharmacist is constantly evolving, and public speaking opportunities can showcase your expertise.

Mar 30, 2018 @07:24 PM
Genetics and lifestyle factors play an important role in determining a person's risk of developing osteoporosis.

Mar 23, 2018 @02:12 PM
Vitamin D deficiency has become a growing problem in the United States.

Mar 19, 2018 @12:00 PM
As the completion of your residency approaches, you may be wondering how to publish the research project that has been a large focus of your journey.

Mar 16, 2018 @05:02 PM
Music can be a powerful way to inspire, heal, and motivate.

Mar 13, 2018 @01:41 PM
The Orange Book is an important publication that serves as the gold standard reference for generic drug substitution.

Mar 12, 2018 @02:00 PM
Opioid abuse is an insidious epidemic that is plaguing the country, and pharmacists can play an important role in educating the public.

Mar 5, 2018 @04:14 AM
Pharmacy conferences provide great opportunities to expand your professional horizons.

Feb 16, 2018 @03:55 PM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating families about poison prevention.

Feb 12, 2018 @10:00 PM
After completing a drug information residency, pharmacists may wonder what career opportunities are available.

Feb 9, 2018 @02:15 AM
The provision of evidence-based medication recommendations is an important role for pharmacists.

Feb 7, 2018 @09:00 PM
Florida's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) was established in 2009 to help combat the controlled substance abuse epidemic plaguing the state.

Feb 1, 2018 @03:59 AM
It is important for patients to have accurate and reputable drug information resources at their disposal.

Jan 29, 2018 @02:01 AM
There is a dangerous new trend that has emerged across the country, known as the “Tide Pod Challenge.”

Jan 25, 2018 @02:22 AM
Pharmacists not only have a great responsibility to stay current with new medications, but also with the laws governing the profession.

Jan 11, 2018 @11:19 AM
Pharmacists may be receiving more questions from parents about how to introduce peanut-containing foods to infants, as new guidelines recommend early initiation to prevent allergies.

Jan 3, 2018 @09:45 AM
The Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted, was approved in October for those 50 and older. Here is the scoop.

Jan 2, 2018 @03:51 AM
Flu prevention education is a great opportunity for pharmacists to change misconceptions.

Dec 21, 2017 @04:34 AM
Rattlesnake pills have received media attention due to their link with Salmonella infection.

Dec 18, 2017 @05:41 AM
It can be daunting for parents to see their child vomiting, especially when this occurs in the evening after the pediatrician's office may be closed.

Dec 11, 2017 @02:44 AM
Cruises can be a fun and exciting way to vacation during the holidays.

Dec 8, 2017 @07:36 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling women who have had miscarriages.

Nov 27, 2017 @02:00 PM
The FDA is investigating the medical food product for serious adverse effects. A pharmacist can convey this information to patients.

Nov 27, 2017 @05:51 AM
After graduation, you may be wondering how you can still stay connected with your pharmacy school.

Nov 20, 2017 @04:24 PM
The recent outbreak in Disneyland sheds light on common sources of infection and prevention strategies.

Nov 17, 2017 @04:26 AM
The holiday presents a great opportunity for pharmacists to help educate patients.

Nov 14, 2017 @02:25 AM
The sensor that is used along with aripiprazole was first cleared for use by the FDA in 2012; however, the approval of the pill and the sensor together represents a first for the FDA.

Oct 5, 2017 @01:31 AM
Vaccination offers protection from harmful diseases, such as hepatitis B, measles and pertussis, and pharmacists can counsel parents.

Sep 29, 2017 @05:50 AM
Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be very serious and even fatal for infants younger than 1.

Sep 25, 2017 @07:15 AM
This virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa.

Sep 18, 2017 @12:58 PM
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).

Sep 11, 2017 @12:59 PM
Flu season is approaching soon, and it is a great time for pharmacists to educate patients on the importance of the annual influenza vaccine.

Aug 28, 2017 @04:22 AM
Hurricane season is here, and it is important to be prepared.

Aug 14, 2017 @01:32 AM
The start of the school year can be an exciting and stressful time for families.

Aug 7, 2017 @02:43 AM
Eculizumab is an injection that is associated with an increased risk of meningococcal disease.

Jul 27, 2017 @04:52 AM
Many individuals develop a rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac from the oil found in the sap of these poisonous plants.

Jul 24, 2017 @11:55 AM
Pharmacists have a great responsibility to stay current with the laws and regulations governing the profession.

Jul 20, 2017 @12:16 PM
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious viral infection common in infants and young children.

Jul 20, 2017 @11:21 AM
Summer is a popular time to travel, but it is especially important to remind patients about measles outbreaks and prevention strategies.

Jul 11, 2017 @11:54 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in preconception counseling.

Jun 29, 2017 @05:03 AM
The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate with family and friends.

Jun 23, 2017 @11:40 AM
Summer is here, and pharmacists may be considering trying new and exciting activities.

Jun 19, 2017 @02:30 AM
Wedding season is here, and pharmacists deserve to have the perfect celebration.

Jun 15, 2017 @11:54 AM
Museums are a great way to expand your knowledge and add culture to your life.

May 30, 2017 @11:12 AM
Congratulations on your acceptance into pharmacy school!

May 19, 2017 @04:44 AM
Serving as a preceptor is a great way to train pharmacy students to become skilled pharmacists.

May 12, 2017 @05:39 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating parents and teens about the dangers of drug abuse.

Apr 28, 2017 @03:26 AM
Teaching is a great way to showcase your pharmacy knowledge and expertise.

Apr 24, 2017 @02:46 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in implementing and participating in community engagement projects.

Apr 18, 2017 @03:04 AM
It is important for pharmacists to maintain their health even when faced with a stressful day.

Apr 10, 2017 @02:15 AM
Disney World is often thought of as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”

Apr 6, 2017 @03:07 AM
Croup is a common illness among children that causes swelling of the larynx and trachea.

Mar 29, 2017 @05:41 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in preventing foodborne illness.

Mar 20, 2017 @01:49 AM
Pharmacy school graduation is right around the corner, and it is definitely a time for celebration.

Mar 8, 2017 @02:09 AM
Ingestion of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can cause serious adverse effects in children, which include apnea, acidosis, and coma.

Feb 27, 2017 @05:20 AM
Raw milk is unpasteurized milk from any animal and can contain many harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses.

Feb 13, 2017 @03:51 AM
Listeria (Listeriosis) is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.

Feb 1, 2017 @08:52 AM
Neti pots have become popular for the treatment of sinus congestion, colds, allergies, and moistening nasal passages.

Jan 30, 2017 @01:27 PM
Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus or “group A strep.”

Jan 30, 2017 @03:18 AM
Mumps is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads through direct contact with respiratory secretions.

Jan 17, 2017 @05:45 AM
Pharmacists are a great resource for families, especially on medication safety issues.

Jan 12, 2017 @07:15 AM
Controversy has been sparked now that anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claims that Donald Trump has asked him to chair a new commission on vaccine safety.

Jan 6, 2017 @12:43 PM
New guidelines emphasize the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants.

Jan 3, 2017 @08:41 AM
Hepatitis A infection rates have decreased in the United States and are the lowest they have been in 40 years.

Dec 28, 2016 @02:06 AM
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that affects the nervous system and can be caused by viral infections.

Dec 28, 2016 @01:25 AM
The New Year can be an exciting time filled with celebration, family, and friends.

Dec 20, 2016 @09:58 AM
As the year comes to an end, pharmacy students may be looking forward to a much needed semester break.

Dec 16, 2016 @05:19 AM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) report sheds light on the extent that illicit and prescription drugs affect the United States.

Dec 16, 2016 @05:00 AM
Drug information references play an important role in pharmacy practice.

Dec 8, 2016 @08:27 AM
Presenting at a continuing education program is a rewarding experience.

Dec 6, 2016 @05:19 AM
Publishing research is a great way to share your findings with colleagues and enhance your professional growth.

Dec 2, 2016 @03:09 AM
CDC officials now recommend routine use of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine for patients with HIV.

Nov 28, 2016 @01:34 AM
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis.

Nov 21, 2016 @02:48 AM
Essure received approval in 2002 and is a permanently implanted birth control device for women that is not intended to be removed.

Nov 16, 2016 @10:30 AM
The synthetic drug U-47700 is dangerous and is considered a major threat to public health and safety.

Nov 11, 2016 @09:53 AM
Whether you're a seasoned pharmacist or a student, presenting a journal club can be a daunting task.

Nov 9, 2016 @09:50 AM
While attending a pharmacy continuing education (CE) program this weekend, I was reminded that changes to the profession occur constantly.

Nov 4, 2016 @01:53 AM
The holiday season is a great time for pharmacists to educate patients on ways to stay healthy.

Oct 26, 2016 @03:47 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just updated their safe infant sleep environment recommendations, citing evidence that infants should sleep in the same room with their parents, ideally for the first full year of life, but at the very least for the first 6 months.

Oct 24, 2016 @08:16 AM
Hookah bars are on the rise around the world despite their being associated with many health risks.

Oct 18, 2016 @03:15 AM
Halloween is a great time for pharmacists to educate the community about safety strategies.

Oct 10, 2016 @07:10 AM
Injuries from electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are on the rise, which may pose a significant public health threat.

Oct 3, 2016 @01:48 AM
The FDA recently issued a warning against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for infants and children.

Sep 30, 2016 @06:04 AM
Close to 19 million individuals 12 years and older misused prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the past year

Sep 27, 2016 @04:42 AM
Contact lens-related keratitis is on the rise, according to a recent CDC report.

Sep 22, 2016 @05:38 AM
About 1 in 3 individuals in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime.

Sep 16, 2016 @02:43 AM
With flu season just around the corner, it is important to stay up-to-date with CDC recommendations and changes each year.

Aug 18, 2016 @05:19 AM
As you embark on your pharmacy education journey, you will be asked a plethora of drug information questions.

Aug 15, 2016 @01:49 AM
Kratom is considered an emerging public health threat because of its stimulant and opioid-like effects.

Aug 10, 2016 @02:04 AM
Professors have the opportunity to serve as a fundamental resource for aspiring pharmacists.

Aug 5, 2016 @03:40 AM
Precepting pharmacy students is a very rewarding experience.

Aug 3, 2016 @02:40 AM
Pharmacy rotations are a time to showcase your didactic coursework and prepare for your future career as a pharmacist.

Aug 1, 2016 @07:31 AM
Pharmacists can be a great resource for answering new parents' medication safety questions.

Jun 9, 2016 @12:42 PM
Being accepted into pharmacy school is a great honor, and you're well on your way to a very rewarding profession.

Jun 2, 2016 @12:32 PM
Pharmacy residencies can be very demanding, but they can also help you stand out in this competitive pharmacy job market.

May 26, 2016 @04:07 AM
Graduation is always a bittersweet day as you celebrate with your peers and professors and prepare for your pharmacy career.

May 10, 2016 @02:41 AM
Florida recently passed a law that restricts the sale of OTC dextromethorphan-containing cough and cold products to adults.

Mar 30, 2016 @08:13 AM
Florida has historically been known as the epicenter for prescription drug abuse.

Mar 15, 2016 @03:53 AM
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides the public with a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications.

Mar 8, 2016 @10:03 AM
Did you know that March is DVT Awareness Month?

Sep 14, 2015 @04:57 AM
Do DTC advertisements provide enough information about the risks and benefits of medications?

Sep 4, 2015 @04:12 AM
Pharmacists can be a great community resource to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion.

Sep 2, 2015 @02:59 AM
Pharmacists can play an active role in educating patients on the importance of appropriate drug disposal.

Jul 8, 2015 @01:15 AM
Pharmacists can reinvent the drug information experience for students.

Jul 2, 2015 @01:11 AM
The FDA is investigating potential risks associated with codeine-containing medicines to treat coughs and colds in children aged under 18 years.

Jun 24, 2015 @01:56 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling patients on the common symptoms of MERS.

Jun 15, 2015 @01:47 AM
The US Department of Health and Human Services has developed a free interactive training course for health care professionals on safe opioid use.

Jun 8, 2015 @01:45 AM
Pharmacists have a great responsibility to stay current on drug information.

Jun 3, 2015 @01:57 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating patients on the dangers of abusing Flakka.

Apr 2, 2015 @07:34 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling pregnant women.

Mar 30, 2015 @03:00 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in OTC acetaminophen safety.

Mar 23, 2015 @04:30 AM
Pharmacists can serve as an important resource for patients traveling abroad.

Mar 17, 2015 @02:15 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in skin cancer prevention counseling.

Mar 13, 2015 @02:41 AM
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in conjunction with various other stakeholder organizations has recently released a consensus document titled "Stakeholders' Challenges and Red Flag Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances."

Mar 11, 2015 @01:51 AM
Pharmacists can play a vital role in patient education on poison prevention.

Mar 9, 2015 @05:33 AM
AWARxE is a free resource created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to raise awareness on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.

Mar 4, 2015 @07:44 AM
I distinctly remember feeling surprised when the FDA approved the first single entity and extended-release hydrocodone pain medication.