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.
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.
In celebration of this year’s Canadian Patient Safety Week (Oct 29 – Nov 2) where the focus is on medication safety, I want to highlight some of my thoughts on this topic.
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.
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.
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.
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.