U.S. Pharmacist

 
 

  • Summarizing the 2021 Updated GOLD Guidelines for COPD Updated guidelines from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease includes information on the use of e-cigarettes, triple therapy, and the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on patients with COPD.
  • An Overview of Male Osteoporosis While osteoporosis is often thought of as a disease of postmenopausal women, it can affect men as well. Review the risk factors, causes, and management of male osteoporosis in this article.
  • Managing Social Anxiety Disorder Review the psychopharmacological therapeutic options available for social anxiety disorder, including SSRIs, SNRIs, and other classes of psychoactive agents.
  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy Pharmacists can play a pivotal role in combating vaccine hesitancy, dispelling common myths and concerns about vaccine-related adverse effects, and improving vaccination rates.
  • Challenges in Managing, Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain Review treatment strategies and the variety of disease-modifying and targeted biologics available for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. What adjunctive agents and analgesics are also useful?
  • Newly Approved HIV Medications Review the novel antiretroviral drugs and drug combinations which have been recently approved for the treatment of HIV.
  • The Effect of COVID-19 on Patients With Diabetes This article explores potential mechanisms associated with increased risk of negative COVID-19 outcomes in patients with diabetes, and the impact of comorbidities in these patients.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Update Review the latest ACIP recommendations regarding the HPV vaccine, as well as its safety profile, in this primer.
  • Pharmacotherapy in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia While pharmacotherapy in COVID-19 is constantly evolving, this article summarizes general recommendations based on current best evidence for support of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
  • Discussing Brand Versus Generic Medications Many patients remain resistant to using generic medications. This article outlines discussion points and resources to educate patients and help overcome barriers to their use of generic drugs.
  • Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression Nearly 25% of patients may have an inadequate response to depression therapy. Review the diagnosis and available therapeutic options for treatment-resistant depression in this article.
  • Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance Which bacteria are considered the most threatening resistant organisms in the U.S.? Learn about their mechanisms of resistance and new antibiotics to combat them in this review.
  • Pharmacist's Guide to CBD Oil Cannabidiol, or CBD, is becoming more readily available and gaining popularity in the U.S. What should you know in order to counsel patients effectively regarding legalities, indications, and usage?
  • Antiarrhythmic Treatment in Atrial Fibrillation Review the various types of antiarrhythmic agents used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation in this primer. How should the selection of an appropriate drug be made?
  • An Overview of New Biologics for Migraine Prophylaxis Review what you need to know regarding the three calcitonin CGRP antagonists which were recently FDA approved for prophylactic treatment of migraine.
  • Appropriate Use and Stewardship of Proton-Pump Inhibitors While proton-pump inhibitors are effective for a wide variety of conditions, they are not without risk, especially when used long-term. Review their appropriate and inappropriate use in this article.
  • Alcohol Withdrawal in the Inpatient Setting This review explores a variety of pharmacologic options for treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in hospitalized patients.
  • Avoiding Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult Many medications have the potential to induce hypoglycemia, especially in the older patient. Review the signs and symptoms of drug-induced hypoglycemia as well as the common culprits in this article.
  • OTC Medication Use in Pregnancy and Breastfeeding Which over-the-counter medications are safe to use during pregnancy or the breastfeeding period?
  • Testosterone Replacement Therapy: Controversy and Trends The use of testosterone replacement therapy remains controversial. What does the current literature tell us about risks and benefits of this treatment?