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HelixTalk Episode #124 - The ABCs of EUAs: Understanding FDA Emergency Use Authorizations

Date posted: January 5, 2021, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the FDA·s Emergency Use Authorization (EUA) process and review the resources available to healthcare providers when an EUA for a drug therapy is approved.


HelixTalk Episode #123 - Dr. Rosalind Franklin: Beyond Photo 51

Date posted: December 15, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we interview the niece of Dr. Rosalind Franklin, the namesake of our university, who is also named Rosalind Franklin. As part of the university’s centennial celebration of Dr. Franklin, we discuss her amazing life and scientific achievements and reflect on how her story can be applied to our own lives.


HelixTalk Episode #122 - The First Rule of Journal Club is That We Don’t Talk About Journal Club

Date posted: November 24, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss how to excel in your next journal club presentation or discussion while avoiding the all-too-common pitfalls for this unique format.


HelixTalk Episode #121 - But Wait, There’s More! Unusual Warfarin Interactions

Date posted: November 3, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will discuss some of the interesting and unusual warfarin interactions such as acetaminophen, alcohol, agents with antiplatelet properties, non-green vitamin K foods, and CBD/THC.


HelixTalk Episode #120 - When it Rains it Pours: A Succinct Clinical Review of Hyponatremia due to SIADH

Date posted: October 13, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the pathophysiology, drug-related causes, diagnosis, and treatment of a common type of hyponatremia called the syndrome of inappropriate antidiuretic hormone (SIADH).


HelixTalk Episode #119 - What Is the Buzz about Bempedoic Acid for Dyslipidemia?

Date posted: September 22, 2020, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the latest dyslipidemia treatment agent bempedoic acid and dive into its pharmacology, use, and clinical evidence.


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.