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Pharmacy Entrepreneurs Dispensing Financial Advice

January 18, 2022

My final loans for pharmacy school were disbursed a few weeks ago. Wanting to take it all in, I logged into my loan servicing website. Finally, after three and a half years of anticipation, the peak of my pre-graduating loans was well into six figures. For the first time, it... View Article

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How Pharmacists Are Making a Difference Through Smoking Cessation

January 10, 2022

by Erin Ballentine Although the percentage of Americans who smoke has dramatically decreased in the last 20 years, millions of people are still dependent on this life-threatening habit. The impacts of smoking are far-reaching, altering the function of multiple body systems and worsening several common health conditions. For these reasons,... View Article

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The Future of Independent Pharmacy: Bleak or Bright?

October 28, 2021

by Erin Ballentine What is the future for independent pharmacy? In the fast-paced environment of our healthcare culture, it can be difficult to compete with retail pharmacy chains that are masterful at filling high quantities of prescriptions every day. But what is lost in such a fast-paced environment? Can this... View Article

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SGLT2 inhibitors: A silver bullet?

September 20, 2021

by Sean S. Hong Sodium glucose co-transporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors promote the kidneys to filter glucose out of the blood and excrete the glucose as waste. As a result, SGLT2 inhibitors are indicated to treat patients for type 2 diabetes as an alternative to insulin or metformin. Canagliflozin (Invokana®) was first... View Article

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Flashlights and Hand Grenades: What’s New in Nuclear Pharmacy

September 3, 2021

by Justin Cole, Pharm.D., BCPS A primer on nuclear pharmacy Nuclear pharmacy is a specialty pharmacy practice that focuses on the use of radioactive drugs, or radiopharmaceuticals. Common diagnostic procedures like a cardiac stress test rely on radiopharmaceuticals to clearly image particular organs in the body, such as the heart.... View Article

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503B Outsourcing Facilities and the Role of Pharmacists

May 20, 2021

by Dr. Justin Cole Most people are familiar with 503A pharmacies, which dispense patient-specific medications pursuant to prescriptions for individual patients. These include your local corner pharmacy, hospital pharmacies, and many others. 503B outsourcing facilities, however, are not as familiar. To understand the important role of 503B outsourcing facilities in... View Article

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Vaccine Hesitancy and COVID-19 Vaccinations

March 18, 2021

by Dr. Justin Cole The sprint to develop vaccines effective at preventing COVID-19 infection and its subsequent complications is unprecedented in modern medicine. Presently, three companies have been granted emergency use authorization from the FDA for their COVID-19 vaccines: Pfizer/BioNTech, Moderna, and, most recently, Johnson & Johnson. More vaccine candidates... View Article