Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy: Exploring New Frontiers

August 23, 2023

Artificial Intelligence in Pharmacy: Exploring New Frontiers Where will AI lead healthcare and pharmacy practice? In the newest episode of DISRxUPT, brought to you by the Cedarville University Center for Pharmacy Innovation, we dive deeper into the intriguing world of artificial intelligence and its profound impact on pharmacy. Dr. Andrew... View Article

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Where Have All the Warfarin Patients Gone?

July 15, 2022

by Dr. Brenda Pahl Anticoagulation: Not Just Warfarin Anymore When the direct oral acting anticoagulants (DOACs) first came to market, the need for anticoagulation clinics was in question. While several patients may qualify for using a directed thrombin inhibitor or factor Xa inhibitor, many patients must remain on warfarin. Patients... View Article

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Drone Delivery of Medications and Healthcare Supplies

July 1, 2022

by Jonathan Stell Fighting Diseases Through the Air Drones have been an instrumental tool in the fight against COVID-19, delivering millions of vaccines and other medical supplies worldwide, but they can be used for so much more. All around the world drones are being used to reach people groups that... View Article

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Test-to-Treat Protocols in Pharmacies

June 21, 2022

by Hannah VandeRoovaart Basic Diagnosis and Treatment in Pharmacies The pharmacist’s role is continuously evolving, with more and more clinical capabilities being executed. While the education and training are there, the proper implementation of these services in a community setting is lacking. One of these clinical services is known as... View Article

Modernizing the Art of Compounding

June 7, 2022

by Alea Anthony Compounding: Back to the Basics Drug compounding is one of the pharmacist’s many tools to serve their patients. Reflecting on my first year of pharmacy school, learning the “art of compounding” in Pharmacy Practice Lab was a highlight of P1 year. From capsules to lip balm to... View Article

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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