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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 Episodes

HelixTalk Episode #92 - Why You Should Stop Using (Ab)normal Saline: NS vs. LR for IV Fluids

Date posted: March 5, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss IV fluids for hospitalized patients, including normal saline (0.9% NaCl) and lactated ringer’s. In addition, we review the newest literature supporting the use of balanced crystalloids over normal saline from the SMART and SALT-ED trials.

HelixTalk Episode #91 - 23 Reasons to be Excited about Personalized Medicine

Date posted: February 12, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we are excited to have a special guest with us. Dr. Dyson Wake is Senior Clinical Specialist in Pharmacogenomics at NorthShore University HealthSystem’s Center for Molecular Medicine here in Chicagoland and is here to explain the current and future applications of pharmacogenomics to the area of personalized medicine, as well as expose some misconceptions.

HelixTalk Episode #90 - HelixTalk’s Top 10 Recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA Lipid Guidelines

Date posted: January 22, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we review some of the most important new recommendations from the 2018 ACC/AHA guidelines for the management of blood cholesterol.

HelixTalk Episode #89 - Teaching Old Drugs New Tricks: Dramatic Drug Price Increases with the FDA Unapproved Drugs Initiative

Date posted: January 1, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will review the FDA’s Unapproved Drugs Initiative and how it has impacted the availability and pricing of commonly used (but old) medications, such as colchicine and vasopressin.