Pharmacists are Overworked, Frustrated, and Unintentionally Absent from Patient Care: It’s Time to Rightsize the RoleMay 24th 2023
Specialty pharmacists—those caring for patients with serious, sometimes life-threatening conditions such as cancer or rheumatologic disease—are not immune from the ongoing labor crisis.
2022 ACC Consensus on Role of Nonstatin Therapies for LDL-Cholesterol LoweringMay 16th 2023
Since the 2018 guideline’s publication, additional non-statin therapies such as bempedoic acid, evinacumab, and inclisiran, have been approved by the FDA for the management of hypercholesterolemia.
Impact of the Specialty Pharmacy Care Model on Patient OutcomesMay 10th 2023
The extra surveillance by a specialty pharmacy teams allows for faster initiation of therapy, earlier recognition of adverse effects, and promotes patient safety.
Pharmacists, Nurses Improve Medication Communication, Patient Experience Through Development of Medication Safety Patient Education ProgramMay 1st 2023
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.
New Study Evaluates Effects of Chemotherapy-Induced Myelosuppression for Extensive-Stage Small Cell Lung CancerApril 18th 2023
Study authors determined that prevention or mitigation of myelotoxic events that destroy bone marrow can potentially lessen myelosuppression in patients with ES-SCLC.
Pump It Up: Quick Titration of Medication Therapies in Heart Failure with Reduced Ejection Fraction, Associated OutcomesApril 5th 2023
In the treatment of heart failure with reduced ejection fraction, combination therapy is the most effective in reducing all-cause death.
Only a Phone Call Away: The Development of a Transplant Telepharmacy Consult Service For a Large Medical System
Transplant patients must adhere to lifelong regimens and those caring for them must consider their regimen as the patients intersect with different parts of the health care system.
Medication Safety Week Reflections: I Am Medication SafetyApril 1st 2023
Medication Safety Week is observed April 1–7. With the theme, I am Medication Safety, this year, Novant Health, a 15-hospital health system in North Carolina, focused on the importance of medication safety for the leaders of their safety program. Kristin Murphy, the leader of the Novant Health Medication Safety Program, shares her thoughts on medication safety.
Clinical Overview: Finerenone (Kerendia) Lowers Cardiovascular Events, Chronic Kidney Disease ProgressionMarch 17th 2023
Finerenone is a first in class nonsteroidal mineralocorticoid receptor antagonist indicated in adults with chronic kidney disease associated with type 2 diabetes mellitus.
Something Smells Fishy: A Review of Omega-3 and the REDUCE-IT Results ControversyMarch 9th 2023
As evidence for omega-3 continues to develop, pharmacists remain poised to guide patients toward the most indicated, safe, effective, and convenient options available.