U.S. Pharmacist

 
 

  • 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?
  • Severe Asthma: An Update for 2019 This review focuses on the management of patients presenting with acute, poorly controlled asthma, highlighting therapeutic options for acute exacerbations and prevention.
  • Overcoming Barriers to Statin Adherence Poor adherence can be a significant barrier to effective statin therapy. What steps can be taken to improve adherence and manage intolerance and other adverse effects?
  • Anticoagulation in Pediatrics: DOACs on the Horizon DOACs have not yet been approved for pediatric use. This article reviews current studies and what you should know regarding selecting appropriate anticoagulation therapy for children.
  • Updates in the Management of Clostridium difficile for Adults This article reviews recent guideline updates for the treatment of C. difficile infection, which reflect significant changes from previous recommendations.
  • OTC Transdermal Analgesic Patches in Pain Management Review the use of over-the-counter transdermal pain patches in this article. Which types are most effective, and how should you counsel patients on their proper use?
  • Management of Acute Ischemic Stroke: Guideline Updates This paper summarizes 2018 guidelines by the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association outlining optimal treatment for early management of patients with acute ischemic stroke.
  • Crohn's Disease Treatment Update This article presents the American College of Gastroenterology's updated guidelines on managing Crohn's disease in adult patients.
  • Alzheimer's Disease: Current and Potential New Treatments This paper reviews the pharmacological options which are currently available for treatment of Alzheimer disease, as well as potential new agents and approaches under investigation.