HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast (general)

In this episode, we will review the FDA’s Unapproved Drugs Initiative and how it has impacted the availability and pricing of commonly used (but old) medications, such as colchicine and vasopressin.

Direct download: 089_-_Unapproved_Drugs_Initiative.mp3
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In this episode, we will discuss a new class of medications for preventing migraines called CGRP antagonists, including an overview of their development, clinical efficacy, and future goals of further research in this area.

Direct download: 088_-_CGRP.mp3
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In this episode, we continue to review insulin therapy including dosing-related specifications, dosing adjustments, injection technique, patient counseling pearls, and the concept of a sliding scale.

Direct download: 087_-_insulins_part_2.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss a broad overview of insulin topics ranging from the various types of insulins, dosage forms, brand/generic names, pharmacokinetic nuances, injection technique, and a wide variety of clinical pearls.

Direct download: 086_-_insulins_part_1.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss vaccine related updates with our vaccine expert, Dr. Lauren Angelo. The updates discussed in this episode include the new shingles vaccine, the variety of influenza vaccines on the market, and several other updates.

Direct download: 085_-_vaccine_update.mp3
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In this episode, we will discuss the advantages and disadvantages of a rate versus rhythm control strategy for atrial fibrillation.

Direct download: 084_-_Rate_vs_rhythm.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the importance of accurately recognizing depressive symptoms in patients with kidney disease and provide review the limited available literature regarding treatment in this population. We then discuss guidelines to determine some of the best treatment options for this unique subgroup of patients.

Direct download: 083_-_ESRD_antidepressant.mp3
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In this episode, we take a closer look at deuteration, specifically involving the medication deutetrabenazine (discussed back in episode 76). We feature a guest contributor from our pharmacy sciences department who assists us as we look at the drug design aspects of this unique molecule and its implications for research moving forward.

Direct download: 082_-_deuteration.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss some ways APPE students not only survive, but excel in the APPE rotations.

Direct download: 081_-_APPE_rotations.mp3
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In this episode, we will review the diagnosis and treatment of heparin-induced thrombocytopenia (HIT).

Direct download: 080_-_HIT.mp3
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