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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 #171 - Two Vax’s and a MAB: What’s New in RSV Prevention

Date posted: September 19, 2023, 6:00 am

In this episode, we briefly review RSV (respiratory syncytial virus) infections and focus on new data supporting the use of two different RSV vaccines (Abrysvo and Arvexy) in preventing RSV infections in older adults and in pregnant women.

HelixTalk #170 - Hope and Healing: Overcoming Opioid Use Disorder Through Evidence-Based Therapies

Date posted: August 29, 2023, 6:00 am

In this episode, together with our faculty colleague, Dr. Roberta Dume, PharmD, BCPP, we discuss the pharmacologic options and evidence for the treatment of opioid use disorder (OUD) and how pharmacists play a vital role in assisting patients suffering from opioid use disorder.

HelixTalk #169 - Introducing HelixTalk’s 2023 Drug Superlative Awards!

Date posted: August 8, 2023, 6:00 am

In this episode, we announce the second iteration of the HelixTalk Drug Superlative Awards -- awards given to medications on the market that are outstanding or notorious. In announcing these completely fictitious awards, we review key clinical pearls and pitfalls that every clinician should be aware of with these notable medications.

HelixTalk #168 - Beyond the Controversy: Exploring Efficacy and Safety of Medication Abortion

Date posted: July 18, 2023, 6:00 am

There has been a lot of news about abortion (abortifacient) medications recently. Since the overturn of Roe v. Wade in 2022, individual states passed their own laws restricting access to abortion, this includes access to abortion medications. This clearly impacts the way pharmacists practice. In this episode, we summarize the science behind the two main abortive drugs, mifepristone and misoprostol, and provide a picture of how the access to these medications stand in the United States.