HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

In this episode, we will discuss the current state of benzodiazepine use, expected trends in prescribing, and risks associated with use. Lastly, we will discuss techniques for ensuring that a benzodiazepine taper is performed in a safe manner with lowest risk of harm.

Direct download: 068_-_Benzo_taper.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss new evidence for cardiovascular outcomes in diabetics based on the LEADER trial (liraglutide) and CANVAS trials (canagliflozin). We also discuss the new FDA warning for canagliflozin regarding amputation risk.

Direct download: 067_-_DM2017_Part2.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss updates in diabetes management that includes nuances from the ADA’s Standards of Care 2017. We also review some newer pharmacologic agents, a fixed dose GLP-1 agonist and basal insulin combinations.

Direct download: 066_-_DM2017_Part1.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss three "older" antihypertensives that are not preferred first-line therapies: clonidine, methyldopa, and minoxidil.  We outline why these agents are not first-line therapies and review their pharmacology and adverse effect profiles.

Direct download: 065_-_Old_HTN_drugs.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the history of ergot products for treatment of migraines. We compare their safety and efficacy to newer agents such as the triptans and assess their resultant place in therapy.

Direct download: 064_-_Ergots.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss several aspects of serotonin syndrome including the typical clinical presentation, its etiology and common drug-induced combinations, and how to appropriately manage the syndrome.

Direct download: 063_-_Serotonin_syndrome.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the pathophysiology of embolic stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and review the use of left atrial occlusion devices, such as the WATCHMAN device, to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation without the use of anticoagulants like warfarin.

Direct download: 062_-_LAA_onclusion.mp3
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In this episode, we review the 12 recommendations from the 2016 CDC Guideline for Prescribing Opioids for Chronic Pain.  These recommendations are intended to help curb the opioid epidemic and provide guidance to healthcare providers regarding safer use o

Direct download: 061_-_CDC_opioid_guidelines.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the concept of professional advocacy, with a particular focus on how to advocate for the profession of pharmacy and what tools and organizations are available to assist in being an advocate.

Direct download: 060_-_Pharmacy_advocacy.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss with Dr. Megan Hartranft the five oncology drugs that every pharmacist should know about, which is a great review for P4 students who are currently preparing for the NAPLEX.  We cover cyclophosphamide, cisplatin, methotrexate, doxorubicin, and vincristine.

Direct download: 059_-_Top_5_Oncology_Drugs.mp3
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