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Disruptive Healthcare

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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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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How Your Genes Can Improve Your Care

January 15, 2021

by Lucas O’Brien Medications are an essential component of modern healthcare. Some medications have become universal household products, such as various medications for seasonal allergies, pain relief, or even for sleep. For those with chronic conditions, some prescription medications may become a part of everyday life. Everyone has a different... View Article

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Beyond Safety and Efficacy: Ethics and the COVID Vaccine

December 11, 2020

by Rachel Wolthoff COVID-19 continues to change the status quo. In an effort to stop the progression, the White House has created “Operation Warp Speed” to accelerate vaccine development and approval. One vaccine is in the process of receiving emergency use authorization, and it is likely that a total of... View Article

Nanomedicine

August 15, 2020

by Matt Merical The current use of conventional medications is generally a precise process. From the initial stages of drug development to final population-based medication usage, anything that can possibly be done to provide effective medications is accomplished. Dosage forms can be produced to make the medication readily available for... View Article