New Option for Influenza: Results of CAPSTONE-1 for Baloxavir

Baloxavir is the newest single-dose treatment for the treatment of influenza, now available in United States. In CAPSTONE-1, baloxavir was compared to oseltamivir in its efficacy to alleviate influenza symptoms. Let’s take a closer look.

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What I wish I did differently during pharmacy school…

I am happy to be collaborating with Alex Barker again to share his short video on what he wishes to do differently during pharmacy school.

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Professional Comfort Zone

I recently took my girls to a nearby pharmacy so that we could all receive our annual flu shots.  However, I didn’t expect that the pharmacist would refuse giving the flu shot to one of my girls who has an allergic reaction to eggs.

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Your Writing Sucks

In the spirit of the RxWritingChallenge that is happening between Oct 14 and 27, this post is about my struggle with writing.   I have come to enjoy writing, blogging or expressing my thoughts through words. I find it therapeutic, relaxing and inspiring to have a space that belongs to myself.  But it wasn’t always this way.

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The Confusion with Isoptin SR 240mg

I was recently asked how to prescribe Isoptin SR (verapamil) 360mg po daily for an elderly patient. She has drug coverage with Ontario Drug Benefits; hence we should try to prescribe medications that are listed for coverage by the formulary.

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My Reflection on the Opioid Crisis

I can’t help but think that everyone should make an effort to listen to the pharmacists’ voices about the opioid crisis.  But the news that came out recently about pharmacists feeding the opioid crisis was appalling and extremely disturbing.  That’s not what I had in mind when I want to share my reflection on the opioid crisis.

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