Joel Claycomb, PharmD
A frequent contributor to Drug Topics, Joel Claycomb specializes in reports from far-flung locations. Contact him at [email protected]
Addressing the global disease burden: FIP 2016
FIP's 76th annual World Congress of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences takes place in Buenos Aires in August. This year's topic: The global disease burden.
Personalized dosing: Tailor the medication to the patient
The recent FIP conference spotlighted innovations in pharmacogenomics.
Allergy-free prescriptions: A need for information gives birth to a new platform
Allergy-free prescriptions: A need for information gives birth to a new platform
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Compounding: A core competence for pharmacists
Drug Topics' peripatetic pharmacist-correspondent reports from FIP 2015 in Dusseldorf.
Pharmacists must guard vulnerable patients against inactive ingredients in medications
After you've tracked wheat-derived ingredients through a vulnerable patient's scripts, you realize the problem.
Managing medication shortages: The pharmacist’s role
With medication shortages now a fact of life in U.S. healthcare, it is imperative for facilities and organizations to have a pharmacist-driven action plan in place and in use.
The pharmacist as educator: Healthcare technology
As healthcare educators, pharmacists can help patients learn to use the new health-maintenance technologies.
Notes from HOPA: Not just for oncology pharmacists
Advocacy issues discussed at the conference included two pieces of proposed legislation that would affect compensation for pharmacists and collaborative practice agreements between pharmacists and physicians.
Drug donations in humanitarian aid: A mixed blessing
In disaster relief, inappropriate pharmaceutical donations and/or a disorganized receiving operation can mean that tons of medications go straight into the rubbish.
Keys to caring for complex patients
When pharmacist step up communications with patients and other healthcare providers, they see improved medication adherence, better patient outcomes, and reduced healthcare costs.