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HelixTalk

This podcast is produced by pharmacy faculty to supplement study material and provide relevant drug and professional topics. We're hoping that our real-life clinical pearls and discussions will help you stay up-to-date and improve your pharmacy knowledge.

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HelixTalk is available via iTunes (or by searching for HelixTalk), by subscribing to our RSS feed, or by listening to any episode in your browser (below).

HelixTalk Episodes

HelixTalk Episode #118 - Cocaine and Beta-blockers: Absolute Contraindication or Medical Myth?

Date posted: September 8, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the proposed risks of using beta blockers in patients with cocaine use disorders and whether evidence supports this drug interaction as an “absolute” contraindication.


HelixTalk Episode #117 - The Yin and Yang of ACEi/ARBs:How Do They Help and Harm Kidneys?

Date posted: August 11, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we dive into the pharmacology of ACE inhibitors and ARBs, particularly understanding how they assist in preserving renal function in CKD and yet at the same time can harm the kidneys (e.g. cause AKI).


HelixTalk Episode #116 - Taking Your Patient Counseling Skills to the Next Level: Clinical Pearls and Pitfalls to Avoid

Date posted: July 21, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we partner with Dr. Danielle Candelario and Dr. Sneha Srivastava, clinical skills faculty at our college, to discuss tips, tricks, and common pitfalls to avoid when performing medication counseling.


HelixTalk Episode #115 - What Every Pharmacist Should Know to Conquer Staph Aureus Infections

Date posted: June 30, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the historical significance of Staphylococcus aureus including its patterns of antimicrobial resistance and recommended treatments.