HelixTalk - Rosalind Franklin University's College of Pharmacy Podcast

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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In this episode, we discuss the newest definition of sepsis and septic shock according to the Sepsis-3 criteria and the 2016 Surviving Sepsis guidelines.  We also review the scoring systems of “qSOFA” and “SOFA” and use a patient case to help demonstrate the new definitions.

Direct download: 058_-_Sepsis-3.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the overuse of proton pump inhibitor (PPI) therapy and several concerns regarding chronic use of this medication class, including hypomagnesemia, fracture risk, low seurm B12 levels, anemias, and increased risk of certain infections.

Direct download: 057_-_PPI_overuse.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the new FDA categorizations of biosimilars, the legal implications of biologic/biosimilar prescriptions, and the new "follow-on" approval pathway of Basaglar, a new insulin glargine U-100 product.

Direct download: 056_-_Biosimilars.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss the SPRINT trial (intensive vs. standard blood pressure control) using a case vignette of Mr. Wilson, a 55 year old patient presenting to a clinic with a blood pressure of 139/89 mmHg.

Direct download: 055_-_SPRINT.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss precepting tips and clinical pearls with Dr. Brad Cannon.

Direct download: 054_-_Preceptor_dev.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss more of the most important drug interactions, including grapefruit juice with statins and calcium channel blockers, QT prolonging medications, levothyroxine with cations and PPIs, and PDE-5 inhibitors with nitrates.

Direct download: 053_-_Drug_Interactions_II.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss some of the most important drug interactions, including serotonin syndrome, St. John's wort, statins and CYP inhibitors, and antihypertensive medications with NSAIDs.

Direct download: 052_-_Drug_Interactions_I.mp3
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In this episode, we discuss two new naloxone devices (intramuscular Evzio and intranasal Narcan) and review new state laws that are expanding the role of pharmacists in dispensing these opioid reversal products.

Direct download: 051_-_Naloxone.mp3
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