Category: General Insight

C. difficile
Treatment of C. difficile infection in children and adolescents

Treatment of C. difficile infection in children and adolescents

Travis J. Carlson, PharmD, BCIDP

Evidence regarding the treatment of C. difficile infection in children and adolescents has recently emerged and the results may surprise you!

C. difficile
Prioritizing fulminant C. difficile infection research

Prioritizing fulminant C. difficile infection research

Travis J. Carlson, PharmD, BCIDP

Fulminant C. difficile infection is a deadly disease, yet no medication intervention has demonstrated the ability to reduce the risk of mortality.

Drug Diversion Prevention
Mitigating Drug Diversion in Ambulatory Procedural Areas

Mitigating Drug Diversion in Ambulatory Procedural Areas

Ryan Haumschild, PharmD, MS, MBA

In order to prevent drug diversion in ambulatory settings pharmacy leaders must adapt their oversight to the changing practices of healthcare delivery.

Eosinophilic Esophagitis
Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The New Kid on the Block

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: The New Kid on the Block

Brian A Hemstreet, Pharm.D. FCCP, BCPS

Eosinophilic Esophagitis: Meeting the New Kid on the Block

Drug Diversion Prevention
Back to Basics: Perspectives from a CRNA on Preventing Drug Diversion

Back to Basics: Perspectives from a CRNA on Preventing Drug Diversion

Bernadette Henrichs, PhD, CRNA, CCRN, CHSE, FAANA

How can healthcare providers make a difference in preventing drug diversion and substance abuse? How can we make a positive impact? Education is the first step in prevention.

Anticoagulation
VTE Prophylaxis for Medically Ill Patients: The History of Pharmacologic Warfare

VTE Prophylaxis for Medically Ill Patients: The History of Pharmacologic Warfare

John Fanikos, R.Ph., MBA

Take a stroll through history exploring the therapeutic options for VTE prophylaxis in medically ill patients

Anticoagulation
Laboratory Monitoring of DOAC Levels: Any Value in That?

Laboratory Monitoring of DOAC Levels: Any Value in That?

Jason R. Vilar, Pharm.D., BCCCP

A discussion of standard and alternative laboratory methods to measure levels of direct-acting oral anticoagulants