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Today we will talk with Dr. Cherry Jackson, professor of pharmacy practice at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and clinical professor of psychiatry and behavioral neurobiology at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Jackson will discuss everything about mental health from what it is, how to help to manage it, and the role…

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Pharmacy In Peril: What’s Really Happening Behind the Counter Part 2 

We will continue on the second and final part of our Pharmacy In Peril: What’s Really Happening Behind the Counter Series as now we will learn from a front line pharmacist how these fees and reimbursement models from drug insurance companies, in particular the pharmacy benefit managers otherwise known as PBMs, are causing pharmacy services to…

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Pharmacy in Peril: What’s Really Happening Behind the Counter

Community pharmacy practice has been in the news quite a bit lately due to walkouts happening across the nation. Tensions are also rising about the decade long flawed payment scheme in our nation, initiated by drug insurance companies, which is paying pharmacies less than what it costs pharmacies to dispense the medication. This backward business…

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Triple the Threat, Triple the Protection

In today’s episode, we’re speaking with Dr. Allison Hill, PharmD, RPh, Director of Practice and Professional Affairs at the American Pharmacist Association (APhA), on the triple virus threat – COVID-19, RSV, and flu – you may encounter when returning back to school/ back to the office this upcoming fall, as well as what defenses you…

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Fighting COVID-19 and Other Viruses from Over-the-Counter

In this month’s episode, host Anthony Bolus talks to Maryam Iranikhah, Pharm.D., BCGP, FASCP, a professor at Samford University’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy. Together, they discuss everything you need to know about vitamins essential to boosting immune health in the fight against COVID-19 and other viruses, including vitamin D, Vitamin C and Zinc.

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COVID-19 Vaccinations: Myths vs Facts

In this month’s episode, we bring back Michael Hogue, an alumnus of Samford’s McWhorter School of Pharmacy and dean of Loma Linda University’s School of Pharmacy in Loma Linda, California. He currently serves as president of the American Pharmacists Association, and he brings his expertise as a member of the CDC’s COVID-19 vaccine work group…

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To Flavor or Not to Flavor: Getting Kids to Take Their Medications

When caring for children, there are unique challenges, including dosage form, flavoring, patient cooperation and education. In this month’s episode of Healthy Dose, host Anthony Bolus talks to Sam Blakemore, Pharm.D, M.B.A., the pharmacist manager at PedsRx Pharmacy Solutions, which is an independent pharmacy located within Children’s of Alabama. He shares some tried and true…

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Diabetes, DSMES and DPP: What It Can Mean to Me

In this episode of Healthy Dose, host Anthony Bolus talks to Jan Kavookjian, Ph.D., M.B.A., a behavior scientist teaching at Auburn University’s Harrison School of Pharmacy and the incoming President-Elect of the Association of Diabetes Care and Education Specialists (ADCES). November is National Diabetes Awareness Month, and millions of Americans are diagnosed with diabetes and…

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DIR Fees: The Hidden Pharmacy Side Effects Of Your Medications

October is American Pharmacists Month. In this episode, we shine a light on an issue affecting many pharmacists called DIR Fees. These penalties have exponentially increased over the years, adding economic stress to community pharmacists across the country. Not only is this threat very real for pharmacy closings, but your overall safety as a patient…

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