Season 2-Episode 29 Holiday Hazards Part 2

slide1Dr. Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPh, CSPI, DABAT (Pharmacist, Clinical and Environmental Toxicologist), Director of the Regional Poison Control Center at Children’s of Alabama, discusses the dangers of disc batteries and certain plants this holiday season along with who makes up the team of professionals at poison control.

Dr. Slattery is a boarded clinical toxicologist through the American Board of Applied Toxicology. She has worked in the field of toxicology and in the Regional Poison Control Center for over 34 years.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-29-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!ann-slattery-3

DID YOU KNOW?

No matter where you are in the United States, you can call reach a local poison control center by calling 1-800-222-1222 and reach a professional to help with any problem you or a loved one may have. The call is free and confidential, open 24 hours, 7 days a week!

Season 2-Episode 28-Holiday Hazards

Dr. Ann Slattery, DrPH, RN, RPh, CSPI, DABAT (Pharmacist, Clinical and Environmental Toxicologist), Director of the Regional Poison Control at Children’s of Alabama, discusses dangerous gases, plants, substances and more that are commonly seen this time of year and how to address them in order to keep your family safe from harm this holiday season.

Dr. Slattery is a boarded clinical toxicologist through the American Board of Applied Toxicology. She has worked in the field of toxicology and in the Regional Poison Control Center for over 34 years.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-22-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham! ann-slattery-3

DID YOU KNOW?

Carbon monoxide poisoning can occur at the home if a car is left running inside the garage even if the garage door is open.

Season 2-Episode 27-Biosimilars Part 2

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Dr. John Arnold, Ph.D., RPh, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, comes back to Healthy Dose® to discuss more about biosimilar agents. Dr. Arnold will help to answer why biosimilar agents will be more cost effective, the history of why biosimilar agents came to be, who can help you to know when biosimilar agents are available and if these medications can be interchangeable or substituted easily at the pharmacy. arnold-john

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-15-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!

DID YOU KNOW?

Those who are Type 1 or Type 2 diabetic and on long acting insulin. Insulin glargine has a biosimilar agent coming soon, called Basaglar®, that was approved by the FDA and your insurance may be preferring the biosimilar instead of brand name Lantus® – check with your insurance company today to find out what they will cover in 2017. Click here to find out more

For those who have multiple inflammatory conditions and on Humira®, the FDA has also approved a biosimilar called Amjevita®. Click here for more

Season 2-Episode 26-Biosimilars

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Dr. John Arnold, Ph.D., RPh, an associate professor of pharmaceutical sciences at the McWhorter School of Pharmacy, discusses the new biosimilar medications that are starting to come to the market. Dr. Arnold will help to answer what a biosimilar is made from and how it is different than generic medications that is most often seen.

Listen now below to Tuesday’s new Healthy Dose® episode which aired on 11-08-16 at 5pm on WVSU FM91.1 Birmingham!arnold-john

DID YOU KNOW?

Biosimilar agents are created from living organisms which can include bacteria!