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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 #154 - What’s New With Paxlovid: Drug Interactions, Pharmacist Prescribing, “Paxlovid Mouth”, and a Brief Drug Review

Date posted: September 27, 2022, 6:00 am

In this episode, we review Paxlovid (nirmatrelvir/ritonavir) from the perspective of its pharmacology, efficacy, safety, pharmacists’ authority to prescribe, drug interactions, and rebound symptoms after Paxlovid therapy.

HelixTalk #153 - Buy One Get One Free: Learning All about the Dual Acting GIP and GLP-1 Receptor Agonist

Date posted: September 6, 2022, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will discuss mechanism, pharmacokinetics, efficacy, safety, and possible place in therapy for tirzepatide (Mounjaro), a new treatment for type 2 diabetes.

HelixTalk #152 - Strain-ger Things: Pneumococcal Vaccine Updates

Date posted: August 16, 2022, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will discuss the rationale behind the FDA approval of two new pneumococcal conjugate vaccines (PCV20 and PCV15), the characteristics of these vaccines, their place in therapy as recommended by the ACIP, and subsequent CDC immunization schedule changes.

HelixTalk #151 - Deep Dive into Diltiazem: Pharmaceutics, Medicinal Chemistry, the FDA Orange Book, and More!

Date posted: July 26, 2022, 6:00 am

In this episode, we “deep dive” into diltiazem, describing its most important drug facts, pharmacology and medicinal chemistry, pharmaceutics, AB compatibility, and important medication safety issues.