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Year: 2018

Practical Tips for Increasing Physician Utilization of Outpatient Clinical Pharmacy Services

Career Manager By Bethany Murphy, PharmD, BCACP Six months after finishing my residency, my co-worker and I were given the task of establishing clinical pharmacy services within an outpatient, private physician practice—a charge that is given to many New Practitioners following a residency experience. At that time, we struggled with where to begin the process […]

29: Idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal, rivaroxaban for PE with active cancer, and an evidence based guideline resource

In this episode I will: 1. Review an article about idarucizumab for dabigatran reversal 2. Answer a drug information question: “Can I use rivaroxaban to treat a pulmonary embolism (PE) in a patient with active cancer?” 3. Share a resource I use that is a collection of evidence based critical care guidelines Lead author:  Charles V. […]

A day in the life of an industrial pharmacist: two perspectives

Sonia Patel is senior associate scientist, Pharmaceutical Research and Development, Pfizer Global Research and Development. Mel Smith is head of medical and pharmacy affairs, Reckitt Benckiser Sonia Patel Fulfilling, fascinating and fun are a few of the words I would use to describe my job as an industrial pharmacist. I could easily continue with other terms that evoke […]

Getting started in the pharmaceutical industry

This article will help you to decide whether industry might be for you and gives some top tips for getting started. Source: anyaivanova / Shutterstock.com Having a PhD is essential if you want to go into research, because you have to prove your credentials Are you thinking about working in the pharmaceutical industry? Do you […]

Tips for getting started in a career in industrial pharmacy

The Royal Pharmaceutical Society (RPS) has published an article to help pharmacists decide on whether working in industrial pharmacy might be a good fit for them…. The RPS says that working in the pharmaceutical industry can be completely different from working in a hospital or community pharmacy setting, and that if you are interested in working on […]

28: Pharmacist pain management tips

In this episode I’ll share how I approach a “Pharmacy Pain Consult” at my hospital.  I’ll discuss how I titrate opioid doses when the patient has risk factors for respiratory depression. I’ll also share the 4 most common fixes to inadequate pain management. I was talking with Andrew, one of our listeners in the free group I […]

Where Can You Get NHS Staff Discounts?

We all like to save money where we can, so getting discounts just for doing your job is a great feeling. NHS employees are given multiple staff discounts in restaurants and retailers throughout the UK – how many of these did you know about? Shopping Did you know that you can receive big discounts for […]

Guide to Hospital and Community Pharmacy

You may know your pharmacist as the person who fills your prescription, but they are so much more than that! Have you ever wondered ‘how much can you ask a pharmacist’? Here, we aim to help you understand what pharmacists do and why they play such an essential role in our society. To do that, […]

6 Tips to Align an Outpatient Pharmacy with Its Associated Hospital

Time and time again, independent pharmacies have demonstrated tremendous market resiliency by offering patient-oriented amenities, niche marketing, and above all, customer service. With proper planning and direction, great staff, and tireless effort, a financially viable community pharmacy will be poised to stay put in the neighborhood for years to come. There is hope for the […]