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Vancomycin dosing can be challenging and much debate exists as to how to employ it both safely and effectively. This article is meant to help people identify some of the most important questions to ask when dosing vancomycin for injection. Authored By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Vancomycin is an antibiotic with broad-spectrum coverage for Gram positive …

Vancomycin dosing can be challenging and much debate exists as to how to employ it both safely and effectively. This article is meant to help people identify some of the most important questions to ask when dosing vancomycin for injection. Authored By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Vancomycin is an antibiotic with broad-spectrum coverage for Gram positive …

Practicing antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department is important towards ensuring the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics. To gain insights on this increasingly important topic, a leading emergency medicine pharmacist is interviewed.  Interview with: Nadia Awad, Pharm.D., BCPS Interview by: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Drug-resistant bacteria appreciate no boundaries and as a consequence it is …

Practicing antimicrobial stewardship in the emergency department is important towards ensuring the safe and appropriate use of antibiotics. To gain insights on this increasingly important topic, a leading emergency medicine pharmacist is interviewed. Interview with: Nadia Awad, Pharm.D., BCPS Interview by: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Drug-resistant bacteria appreciate no boundaries and as a consequence it is …

Antibiotics can kill you

Antibiotics can kill you

Six reasons not to do a pharmacy residency

Six reasons not to do a pharmacy residency

The complex science of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) creates challenges for clinicians attempting to select the optimal therapy for sick patients. The app PK-PD Compass aims to simplify the decision making process and may serve as a valuable educational tool to antimicrobial stewardship programs. Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID A while back …

The complex science of antimicrobial pharmacokinetics (PK) and pharmacodynamics (PD) creates challenges for clinicians attempting to select the optimal therapy for sick patients. The app PK-PD Compass aims to simplify the decision making process and may serve as a valuable educational tool to antimicrobial stewardship programs. Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID A while back …

The use of extended infusion beta-lactam dosing strategies is becoming more common and its relevance to clinical practice more relevant in the setting of a limited antibiotic development pipeline. Here, several thought-leaders in the field (Dr. Grupper, Dr. Kuti and Dr. Nicolau) weigh in on the topic.  Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID If you work within a hospital in …

The use of extended infusion beta-lactam dosing strategies is becoming more common and its relevance to clinical practice more relevant in the setting of a limited antibiotic development pipeline. Here, several thought-leaders in the field (Dr. Grupper, Dr. Kuti and Dr. Nicolau) weigh in on the topic. Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID If you work within a hospital in …

There are many well known pharmacists within the pharmacy profession, but one pharmacist is currently a shoe-in for the top of the “pharmacy famous” list. This topic is discussed here. Authored By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Upon hearing the term “famous” it is likely a celebrity such as Kim Kardashian or historical figure such as Abraham …

There are many well known pharmacists within the pharmacy profession, but one pharmacist is currently a shoe-in for the top of the “pharmacy famous” list. This topic is discussed here. Authored By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID Upon hearing the term “famous” it is likely a celebrity such as Kim Kardashian or historical figure such as Abraham …

The topic of predatory journals is not something well known to pharmacists, yet they may be having a tremendous impact on the pharmacy profession. Here, a researcher in this field is interviewed and insights on this topic are provided.  Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID In recent years there have been stories of fake conferences, …

The topic of predatory journals is not something well known to pharmacists, yet they may be having a tremendous impact on the pharmacy profession. Here, a researcher in this field is interviewed and insights on this topic are provided. Interview By: Timothy P. Gauthier, Pharm.D., BCPS-AQ ID In recent years there have been stories of fake conferences, …

Pharmacists are required to maintain a high level of efficiency and accuracy in their jobs. With all of that responsibility who could blame them for struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Here a trained chef, nutritionist and life coach helps us get back to the basics, identifying 5 key pillars for healthy living. Authored By: …

Pharmacists are required to maintain a high level of efficiency and accuracy in their jobs. With all of that responsibility who could blame them for struggling to maintain a healthy lifestyle? Here a trained chef, nutritionist and life coach helps us get back to the basics, identifying 5 key pillars for healthy living. Authored By: …

There are many ways in which pharmacists can utilize their acquired craft and engage in service activities. Here, an experienced pharmacy faculty member identifies several areas of service for pharmacists, using his experiences to discuss the topic. Elias B. Chahine, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS-AQ ID Winston Churchill highlighted the reason why people volunteer to serve by …

There are many ways in which pharmacists can utilize their acquired craft and engage in service activities. Here, an experienced pharmacy faculty member identifies several areas of service for pharmacists, using his experiences to discuss the topic. Elias B. Chahine, PharmD, FCCP, BCPS-AQ ID Winston Churchill highlighted the reason why people volunteer to serve by …