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HelixTalk Episode #102 - When the Squatty Potty Isn’t Enough: Drug Therapy for Chronic Idiopathic Constipation

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

In this episode, we provide an overview of chronic idiopathic constipation and discuss available treatment options with a particular focus on lubiprostone, linaclotide, plecanatide, and prucalopride.


HelixTalk Episode #101 - Measles, We Have a Problem

Date posted: September 10, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will be discussing the recent updates in measles outbreaks, where the vaccination recommendations stand, and other preventative strategies.


HelixTalk Episode #100 - Evolution or Revolution? The Future of Pharmacy and Pharmacy Education

Date posted: August 20, 2019, 6:00 am

We are proud to announce our 100th HelixTalk episode! In celebration, we sit down with Dr. Marc Abel, the Dean of the College of Pharmacy at RFUMS to discuss the profession of pharmacy and the future of pharmacy education.


HelixTalk Episode #99 - May I Take Your Order? The Menu of Professional Pharmacy Organizations

Date posted: July 30, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we enlist the help of Associate Dean for Student Affairs, Janeen Winnike, to discuss the various professional pharmacy organizations and the importance of networking via joining at least one as a student or pharmacist.


HelixTalk Episode #98 - Stroke Me Once, Shame on You; Stroke Me Twice ... Let's Talk Prevention!

Date posted: July 9, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we review guideline recommendations and recent evidence for secondary prevention of stroke, including risk factor modification, anticoagulant therapy (in patients with atrial fibrillation), and antiplatelet therapy (in patients with noncardioembolic stroke).


HelixTalk Episode #97 - ASPREE, ARRIVE, ASCEND: Making an Acronym Soup for Aspirin

Date posted: June 18, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the latest and the greatest updates regarding aspirin use in primary prevention and provide you with a summary of results from recently published primary literature.


HelixTalk Episode #96 - Abra Cadabra, SPRA-VATO!!! Is Esketamine a New “Magic” Cure for Depression?

Date posted: May 28, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode we discuss the recent FDA approval of esketamine (Spravato) for the management of treatment resistant depression as an add on to oral antidepressant therapy. The agent is novel though so, too, may be its adverse effect profile and logistics of administration.


HelixTalk Episode #95 - The Ultimate Guide to NSAIDs: An In-Depth Drug Class Review

Date posted: May 7, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we will review the pharmacology, efficacy, and safety of the most common NSAIDs on the market.


HelixTalk Episode #94 - The Sweet Sweet Taste of Annually Updated Guidelines: 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care

Date posted: April 16, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we discuss the changes made in the American Diabetes Association’s 2019 Standards of Diabetes Care guideline as well as updates in therapy recommendations per ADA and ESDA consensus statement published in Fall 2018.


HelixTalk Episode #93 - Focusing in on ADHD Treatment

Date posted: March 26, 2019, 6:00 am

In this episode, we take a deep dive into the use of stimulants and other medications for management of ADHD. After decades of use, technology has resulted in changes to how they are administered. Furthermore new agents have become available, but are they an improvement?