Dupilumab–New Life Saving Drug for Moderate-Severe Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

Anyone who suffers from eczema understands how unbearable constant oozing rash and all-around itch can negatively affect their lives and will appreciate Dupilumab. This week, 2 clinical trials (SOLO1, SOLO2) for phase 3, monoclonal antibody dupilumab showed promising evidence of reducing rash in moderate-severe eczema patients by nearly 40%. So what to know about dupilumab?… Read More Dupilumab–New Life Saving Drug for Moderate-Severe Eczema/Atopic Dermatitis

FDA Approves OTC Differin Gel 0.1% for Acne

  Earlier this month, the FDA approved—effective immediately—adapalene (Differin®) 0.1% gel to be sold as an over-the-counter (OTC) topical treatment for acne for patient ages 12 and up. What is Differin gel? Adapalene (Differin®) is a third-generation retinoid-class topical agent indicated as the first line treatment for acne—acne vulgaris—of all severity with additional off label… Read More FDA Approves OTC Differin Gel 0.1% for Acne

iAPPE’s Guide to Men’s Health: Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

An Introduction to Erectile Dysfunction  Erectile dysfunction (more commonly abbreviated as ED) was considered a crime and can be a legitimate cause for divorce in 16th and 17th century France.  Deterioration in sexual competency is not a crime in today’s society per se, but perceived stigma still lingers around the taboo subject. Erectile dysfunction affects… Read More iAPPE’s Guide to Men’s Health: Erectile Dysfunction (ED) and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia (BPH)

What you need to know now that California pharmacists can dispense birth control without prescriptions.

Recap After two years of regulatory discussions, California’s officials finally announced last Friday allowing the state’s pharmacists to directly dispense birth control to patients without physicians’ order.  Note that the law applies to hormonal contraceptives, which include oral medications, transdermal patches, subcutaneous injections, and vaginal rings, but not intrauterine devices and implantations.  The bill known… Read More What you need to know now that California pharmacists can dispense birth control without prescriptions.

iAPPEblog’s Guide to Common Cancer Treatment

My oncology rotation “survival quick sheet”. Please feel free to share. PDF download link  iAPPEblog’s Guide to Common Cancer Treatment Feature photo credit:https://www.mdanderson.org/publications/cancerwise/2015/08/how-seven-cancer-patients-celebrated-the-end-of-cancer-treatment.html References Shapiro, Karen, Sherry A. Brown, and John An. RxPrep Course Book. San Diego, CA: RxPrep, 2016. Print. lexicomp online

A Biostatistics & Pharmacoeconomics Review (condensed)

Biostatistics & Pharmacoeconomics Review PDF download Further reading: an example of a case-control study recently launched by CDC to study the infamous Zika virus. Feature image credit: https://www.meded101.com/downloads/bcps-statistics-study-guide/ References: Mathur, Sondip. Class Lecture Series. Pharmacoeconomics Outcome. Texas Southern College of Pharmacy, Houston. Spring 2013 Mathur, Sondip. Class Lecture Series. Biostatistics. Texas Southern College of Pharmacy, Houston. Fall 2012 Shapiro, Karen,… Read More A Biostatistics & Pharmacoeconomics Review (condensed)