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Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice is a continually updated collection of features and editorials that review, examine, and comment on the overload of information in the pharmacy field. Features are reviews of clinical trials, studies, and guidelines that examine the validity of approach, methodology, results, and recommendations, and make recommendations that can affect decision making. Editorials allow leading and emerging minds in the field express their opinion on the ever-changing world of pharmacy practice. Read more...

About the Editors

11/1/2017 1:26:53 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Primary Prevention Statin Therapy in Older Adults—Does the Benefit Remain? Mikella Graham, PharmD candidate, Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
11/1/2017 1:26:53 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC MONALEESA-2: Ribociclib and Letrozole for First-Line Therapy of HR-Positive Advanced Breast Cancer Chelsea Minor, PharmD, Bradi L. Frei, PharmD, BCOP, BCPS
11/1/2017 1:26:53 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Effectiveness of Lixisenatide as Adjunct Therapy for Patients Not at Goal on Metformin: GetGoal-M Trial Kacy Terry, PharmD Candidate, Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
11/1/2017 1:26:53 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Salvaging a Hepatitis C Cure in Treatment-Experienced Patients Ashley DePuy, PharmD, Jennifer Andres, PharmD, BCPS
10/18/2017 1:52:07 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC The Benefit of Switching From a Newer P2Y12 Inhibitor to Clopidogrel 1 Month Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome Christina Lew, PharmD Candidate, Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
10/18/2017 1:52:07 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Evaluating the Use of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Patients of Extreme Body Weight Alayna Ribovich, PharmD Candidate, Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
8/15/2017 12:32:33 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Painting the Case for Canagliflozin Therapy: The CANVAS Program Jasmine Bryant, PharmD candidate, Rebecca A. Falter, PharmD, BCACP
8/15/2017 12:32:33 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Can We OPTIMIZE Zoledronic Acid Use for Breast Cancer Patients With Bone Metastases? Shelley S. Glaess, PharmD, Bradi L. Frei, PharmD, MSc, BCPS, BCOP
8/2/2017 12:10:51 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Evolocumab Plus Statin Therapy: How Low Can LDL Go and Provide Cardiovascular Benefit? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
8/2/2017 12:10:51 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Could Rivaroxaban Safely Replace Aspirin Post-acute Coronary Syndrome? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
7/11/2017 12:15:56 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Preventing C. diff Recurrence—Does the Choice of Antibiotic Matter? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
7/11/2017 12:15:56 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Quitting Smoking Cold Turkey—Does It Work? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
7/11/2017 12:15:56 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Response to Initial Metformin Therapy and Cardiovascular Events in Type 2 Diabetics Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
7/11/2017 12:15:56 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC A Possible New Non-estrogen Option for Hot Flashes Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP
7/5/2017 1:03:50 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Primary Nonadherence to Medication: Why Won't Patient Fill the New Prescription? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, Bernard J. Dunn
7/5/2017 1:03:50 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC An Evaluation of Filgrastim-sndz (Zarxio), a Filgrastim (Neupogen) Biosimilar Cody Bottenfield, PharmD candidate; Mark Johnson, PharmD, BCPS, Lisa Hammond, PharmD
3/27/2017 3:06:49 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Latest News in the Treatment of NSCLC: CheckMate 012 Michael Fusco, PharmD candidate, Clarence D. Moore, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
3/27/2017 3:06:49 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Choosing Between Ezetimibe and PCSK9 Inhibitors in Patients With Statin Intolerance Jordan Canankamp, PharmD candidate, Dawn Havrda, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP, Bernard J. Dunn
2/15/2017 2:16:15 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Lowering the Intensity of Management of Older Patients: Is More Always Better? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
2/15/2017 2:16:15 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Vitamin D and Bone Health: Does Replacement Make a Difference? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
2/15/2017 2:16:15 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Antihypertensive Therapy and Fractures: Is There a Preferred Antihypertensive? Dawn Havrda, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS
2/15/2017 2:16:15 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC ‘I-SPY’ Veliparib-Carboplatin Regimen May Have a Future in Triple-Negative Breast Cancer Clarissa Wilkins, PharmD candidate, Bradi Frei, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP
12/23/2016 2:39:58 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Is there a benefit for use of early vasopressin in patients with kidney failure during treatment of septic shock? Lia Merila, Pharm. D. Candidate, Dawn Havrda, Pharm. D., BCPS, FCCP
12/23/2016 2:39:58 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Dulaglutide Instead of Insulin Glargine in Type 2 Diabetes Patients Already on Metformin and Glimepiride Therapy Tatiana I. Wright, Candidate, Dawn Havrda, Pharm. D., BCPS, FCCP
12/19/2016 2:46:15 PM | Topics in Evidence-Based Pharmacy Practice PHARMACY HOT TOPIC Is More Always Better? Olanzapine Added to Standard Antiemetics for Highly Emetogenic Chemotherapy Jenna Snoga, PharmD, Bradi L. Frei, PharmD, BCPS, BCOP

About the Editors

William D. Linn, PharmD

Founding Editor

William D. Linn, PharmD, is the Assistant Dean and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the Feik School of Pharmacy at the University of the Incarnate Word. He is also the senior editor of Pharmacotherapy in Primary Care, and has served as a clinical specialist in primary care for over twenty years at the South Texas Veterans Health Care System.

Dawn Havrda, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS

Senior Editor

Dawn E. Havrda, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS is a Professor and Chair of the Department of Pharmacy Practice in the Bernard J. Dunn School of Pharmacy at Shenandoah University. She is also a clinical pharmacist at Amherst Family Practice where she cares for patients with diabetes, hypertension, cardiovascular disorders, and chronic anticoagulation, as well as provides medication therapy management and assists patients with Medicare Part D.

Nada Al-Qadheeb, PharmD, BCPS, FCCP

Editor

Dr. Al-Qadheeb is a clinical specialist in the Medical and Surgical intensive care unit at King Faisal Specialist Hospital and Research Center (KFSH&RC). She received a BS degree in pharmacy from King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and the Doctor of Pharmacy from University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Al-Qadheeb completed a specialty residency in Critical Care from The Johns Hopkins Hospital, Baltimore. She is board certified in pharmacotherapy and a fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians. She is the recipient of the Dumez Lecture Award for superior professionalism in pharmacy from the University of Maryland, Baltimore. Dr. Al-Qadheeb has several national and international presentations. Her research interests focus on the areas of critical care and infectious diseases.