Locked on Pharmacy Podcast
Summary: The American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) Locked on Pharmacy Podcast provides an inside look into a wide range of health, public health and health policy topics from the unique perspective of pharmacists. Stay up to date and become informed on the variety of services that pharmacists offer beyond the safe distribution of medicine.
Pharmacists in some states are now allowed to prescribe oral contraceptives. This exciting opportunity is yet another way pharmacists are meeting the needs of patients in their communities and helping to improve access to health care. In this episode, APhA President Nancy Alvarez interviews pharmacist, Dr. Autumn Stewart-Lynch, a clinical faculty member at Duquesne University who teaches the therapeutics of contraception and also practices in a family medicine clinic where she helps patients, along with family medicine residents and physicians, to select an appropriate contraceptive method. Listen as Dr. Stewart-Lynch talks about the evolving role pharmacists have in prescribing hormonal contraceptives.
Pharmacists are the medication experts on health care teams, and often work with physicians and other health care providers to ensure that a patient is receiving the most appropriate medications, and using them safely and correctly. Pharmacists have also take on an increasingly active role in preventing thousands, if not millions, of illnesses by providing influenza and other necessary vaccinations. In this episode, APhA President Nancy Alvarez interviews Adam C. Welch, Associate Dean for Assessment and Academic Affairs and Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Bill Gatton College of Pharmacy – East Tennessee State University about the importance of immunizations and the improved access that pharmacists offer.
Opioid addiction, misuse and abuse has grown into a public health crisis that is tearing down communities throughout the country. How do we address this complex problem? In this episode, APhA President Nancy Alvarez interviews pain physician, Elliot J. Krane, MD, who takes a deep dive into the mystery of chronic pain.
Addiction has become a public health crisis that is tearing down communities throughout the country. How do we address this complex problem? In this episode, APhA President Nancy Alvarez interviews pharmacist, Jack Nichols, whose 15-year narcotics habit cost him a high-profile career and led to criminal charges for writing fake prescriptions and diverting drugs. Listen as Jake sheds light on the stigma associated with addiction.