Pharmacology Consult

Pharmacology Consult

A closer look at drug discoveries and developments that affect clinical practice.

Pharmacology Consult

Managing CV toxicities of targeted antiangiogenesis therapies

Cardiology Today, May 2020
Sally Arif, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology); Niree Kalfayan, PharmD, BCPS
Clinical outcomes for patients with malignancies have improved in the past decade, in part due to the emergence of VEGF inhibitors.
Pharmacology Consult

Polypharmacy management among older adults with cancer requires multipronged approach

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2020
Jai N. Patel, PharmD BCOP, CPP
Management of polypharmacy — the concurrent use of five or more medications — is a major challenge for clinicians who care for older…
Pharmacology Consult

Immunotherapy effective for many patients ineligible for registration trials, but caution necessary

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2019
Jai N. Patel, PharmD, BCOP
One of the hot topics at this year’s ASCO Annual Meeting was broadening eligibility criteria to increase clinical trial access and enrollment…
Pharmacology Consult

DTCandWe: Oncology providers must understand direct-to-consumer testing’s limitations, implications

HemOnc Today, July 25, 2019
Jill S. Bates, PharmD
Donna was a young mother of two whose mom and maternal aunt died of breast cancer at early ages. Concerned for her daughter, Donna wondered whether…
Pharmacology Consult

The good, bad and unnecessary prescribing of oral vancomycin prophylaxis in immunosuppressed patients

Infectious Disease News, June 2019
Jennifer Ross, PharmD; Kimberly D. Boeser, PharmD, MPH, BCIDP
Clostridioides difficile infection, or CDI, continues to be a significant pathogen in both hospitals and community-based settings. The associated…
Pharmacology Consult

Risk-based approach must guide VTE prophylaxis for ambulatory patients with cancer

HemOnc Today, February 25, 2019
Jai N. Patel, PharmD, BCOP
Individuals with cancer are more than four times as likely as those in the general population to develop venous thromboembolism. Chemotherapy receipt…
Pharmacology Consult

Urgent action necessary to address opioid drug shortage

HemOnc Today, August 25, 2018
Jai N. Patel, PharmD, BCOP
The frequency of drug shortages in the United States is rapidly increasing. Shortages of opioid drugs — such as injectable hydromorphone…
Pharmacology Consult

Summertime fun and dangers

Infectious Diseases in Children, July 2018
Edward A Bell, PharmD, BCPS
Summer is officially here, children are out of school, and summertime outdoor fun is beginning. Unfortunately, potential dangers are beginning as…
Pharmacology Consult

Preventing meningococcal disease in patients receiving Soliris

Infectious Disease News, May 2018
Leah Molloy, PharmD
Soliris is a humanized monoclonal antibody that has emerged as a life-saving therapy for certain rare diseases but carries with it the risk for…
Pharmacology Consult

Differences in pharmacology, toxicities key to clinical use of PARP inhibitors

HemOnc Today, March 10, 2018
Jai N. Patel, PharmD, BCOP
The development of targeted treatments has dramatically improved outcomes for patients with several types of cancer. Until a few years ago, progress…