Volume 3

Volume 3 Issue 1

PAW Fall 2011


Letter from the Editors

Kelly Fargo, MaryAnne Ventura

REMS: Risk Management Strategies, Current Issues, and the Pharmacist’s Role

Kristen Thatcher, Megan Stojic, PharmD

The Emerging Role of Ticagrelor in Acute Coronary Syndromes CE included

Jennifer Bauer, Brittany Dye, Kimberly Baucher, Megan Keller PharmD, David Bright PharmD, BCACP, Karen L. Kier, BSPh ’82, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCPS, BCACP

Fidaxomicin (Dificid®): New Antibiotic Approved for the Treatment of Clostridium difficile Infections CE included

Sara N. McAllister, Zachary Crawford, Joshua Ilenin,  Ellen Hazelet, Andrew Roecker, PharmD ’00, BCPS

An Update on Acetaminophen Labeling Changes: A Pharmacist’s Call to Action

Rebecca Airel, Kayla Durkin, Taylor Gauthier, Jamie Amero, Natalie A. DiPietro, PharmD, MPH

Safety and Efficacy of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) in Weight Loss

Todd A. Tucker Jr., Justin W. Steele, Amanda Hoersten, Amanda Meyer, Sandra L. Hrometz, BSPh ’94, Ph.D., R.Ph.

Lithium Therapy in Alzheimer’s Disease

Ross Robison, Sara Swick, Lauren Bajbus, Jennifer Bauer,B. Shane Martin, PharmD

The Use of Crizotinib in Late Stage Lung Cancer Patients with an Abnormal ALK Gene

Lara Long, Kelly Dye, Courtney Porter, Ellen Hazelet, Karen L. Kier, BSPh ’82, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCPS, BCACP

Effects of Hormone Therapy on Cognition in Post-menopausal Women

Jessica Langhals, Megan Meyer, Erica Schoenberger, Amanda Meyer, Kristen Finley Sobota, PharmD, BCPS

Pharmacogenetic Implications Regarding Second Generation Antipsychotics Clozapine and Risperidone

Sarah E. Ginty, Amy Pasternak,Lauren Desko, Jamie Amero, David Kisor, BS, PharmD



Supplement Fall 2011


Short Pharmacy Facts

Lauren Desko; Amanda Lovell

Antimicrobial Stewardship Programs |*CE Included

Kevin Stack; Eric Stack; Stelios Theophanous; Anne Gentry,PharmD; Jason M.Pogue

Understanding Drug Shortages as a Pharmacist

Heather Helsel; Thomas Otroba; Juliana Zschoche; Elizabeth Dodds-Ashley,PharmD

A Pharmacist’s Guide to Vaccinations

Amy Gillman; Jessica Beck; Vincent Wu

Phase IV Clinical Trials:Postmarketing Surveillance of Prescription Drugs

Morgan Belling; Jacquline Nunner; Jessica Stemen

New Federal Ban on Bath Salts:Attempts to Contain a Growing Epidemic

Courtney L. Salvino; Adam N. Trimble; David N. Jones; Margaret Rowland; Michael M. Milks



Volume 3 Issue 2

PAW Spring 2012


Impact of Community Pharmacists on Management of Cancer Chemotherapy and the Resulting Side Effects CE Included

Jacquline M. Nunner; Jessica Stemen; Courtney Porter; Ellen Hazelet; Mark Olah, R.Ph., Ph.D

Lysteda® for Heavy Menstrual Bleeding

CE Included

Erica B. Schoenberger; Todd A. Tucker Jr.; Justin W. Steele; Amanda Meyer; Sandra L. Hrometz, BSPh ’94, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Laboratory Mutations of H5N1 Confer Efficient Transmission in Animal Models and Generate International Debate Regarding Publication of Dual Use Research

Morgan A. Belling; Kelly Dye; Joshua Ilenin; Jamie Amero; Andrew Roecker, PharmD ’00, BCPS,

Dronedarone: An Update to a Controversial Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation

Zachary Crawford; Sara McAllister; Amanda Hoersten; Jennifer Bauer; Megan Keller, PharmD ’11; David Bright, PharmD, BCACP

Improving Maternal and Fetal Health: A Look at Thyroid Function During Pregnancy

Sarah Ginty; Jessica Beck; Taylor Gauthier; Amanda Meyer; Michelle Musser, PharmD

Emerging Therapies for the Treatment of Multiple Sclerosis

Sara Swick; Amy Gillman; Lauren Bajbus; Jennifer Bauer; Jeffery Talbot, Ph.D.

The Impact of Pharmacogenomics on Chemotherapeutic Drug Development and Use

Lara Long; Amy Pasternak; Ellen Hazelet; David Kisor, BS, PharmD

E-Prescribing: Benefits and Challenges in Enhancing Patient Safety

Kayla Durkin; Rebecca Airel; Lauren Desko; Jamie Amero; Natalie DiPietro, PharmD ’01, MPH




Supplement Spring 2012


Assessment of Pharmacist Attitudes Regarding Introductory Pharmacy Practice Experience Hours

Donald Bond; Lindsay Fleegle; Olivia Hiddleson; Alexis Klefeker; Amanda Lovell; Kyle Rush; Christina Spinaris; Jamie Amero; MaryAnne Ventura; Donald L. Sullivan, R.Ph., Ph.D.

Pharmacogenetics: Where Are We Now?

Brittany Dye; Megan Meyer; Vincent Wu; Michael D. Kane

The Role of the Pharmacist in Patient-Centered Medical Homes

Eric Stack; Kevin Stack; Stelios Theophanous; Karen L. Kier, BSPh ’82, Ph.D., R.Ph., BCPS, BCACP

Decoding the Prescription

Kim Baucher; Jessica Langhals; Ross Robison; Kristen Finley Sobota, PharmD, BCPS

Genetic Predispositions to Opioid Addiction, Legislative Action and Implications to Pharmacy Practice

Adam N. Trimble; David N. Jones; Courtney L. Salvino; Michael M. Milks, BSPh ’76, Ph.D., R.Ph.; David Kisor, BS, PharmD

Prescription Drug Abuse: What Are We Doing About It?

Heather Helsel; Thomas Otroba; Juliana Zschoche; Brandon Haas, R.Ph., PharmD