U.S. Pharmacist

(ISSN: 0148-4818)

Articles Available on Medscape

  • Insomnia Treatment Update With a Focus on Orexin Receptor Antagonists 
    This comprehensive review details the various classes of medications currently available for treatment of insomnia, highlighting the most recently approved option, orexin receptor antagonists.
  • A Review of Inguinal and Hiatal Hernia Management 
    How can pharmacists support patients who have undergone surgical as well as non-surgical treatment for hernia? Review pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic approaches to care in this article.
  • Summarizing the 2021 Updated GOLD Guidelines for COPD 
    Updated guidelines from the Global Initiative for Chronic Obstructive Lung Disease includes information on the use of e-cigarettes, triple therapy, and the impact of SARS-CoV-2 on patients with COPD.
  • An Overview of Male Osteoporosis 
    While osteoporosis is often thought of as a disease of postmenopausal women, it can affect men as well. Review the risk factors, causes, and management of male osteoporosis in this article.
  • Managing Social Anxiety Disorder 
    Review the psychopharmacological therapeutic options available for social anxiety disorder, including SSRIs, SNRIs, and other classes of psychoactive agents.
  • The Role of the Pharmacist in Overcoming Vaccine Hesitancy 
    Pharmacists can play a pivotal role in combating vaccine hesitancy, dispelling common myths and concerns about vaccine-related adverse effects, and improving vaccination rates.
  • Challenges in Managing and Preventing Rheumatoid Arthritis Pain 
    Review treatment strategies and the variety of disease-modifying and targeted biologics available for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis. What adjunctive agents and analgesics are also useful?
  • Newly Approved HIV Medications 
    Review the novel antiretroviral drugs and drug combinations which have been recently approved for the treatment of HIV.
  • The Effect of COVID-19 on Patients With Diabetes 
    This article explores potential mechanisms associated with increased risk of negative COVID-19 outcomes in patients with diabetes, and the impact of comorbidities in these patients.
  • Human Papillomavirus (HPV) Vaccine Update 
    Review the latest ACIP recommendations regarding the HPV vaccine, as well as its safety profile, in this primer.
  • Pharmacotherapy Considerations in Hospitalized Patients With COVID-19 Pneumonia 
    While pharmacotherapy in COVID-19 is constantly evolving, this article summarizes general recommendations based on current best evidence for support of hospitalized patients with COVID-19 pneumonia.
  • Discussing Brand Versus Generic Medications 
    Many patients remain resistant to using generic medications. This article outlines discussion points and resources to educate patients and help overcome barriers to their use of generic drugs.
  • Managing Treatment-Resistant Depression 
    Nearly 25% of patients may have an inadequate response to depression therapy. Review the diagnosis and available therapeutic options for treatment-resistant depression in this article.
  • Understanding Antimicrobial Resistance 
    Which bacteria are considered the most threatening resistant organisms in the U.S.? Learn about their mechanisms of resistance and new antibiotics to combat them in this review.
  • Pharmacist's Guide to CBD Oil 
    Cannabidiol, or CBD, is becoming more readily available and gaining popularity in the U.S. What should you know in order to counsel patients effectively regarding legalities, indications, and usage?
  • Antiarrhythmic Treatment in Atrial Fibrillation 
    Review the various types of antiarrhythmic agents used in the treatment of atrial fibrillation in this primer. How should the selection of an appropriate drug be made?
  • An Overview of New Biologics for Migraine Prophylaxis 
    Review what you need to know regarding the three calcitonin CGRP antagonists which were recently FDA approved for prophylactic treatment of migraine.
  • Appropriate Use and Stewardship of Proton-Pump Inhibitors 
    While proton-pump inhibitors are effective for a wide variety of conditions, they are not without risk, especially when used long-term. Review their appropriate and inappropriate use in this article.
  • Alcohol Withdrawal in the Inpatient Setting 
    This review explores a variety of pharmacologic options for treatment of alcohol withdrawal syndrome in hospitalized patients.
  • Avoiding Drug-Induced Hypoglycemia in the Older Adult 
    Many medications have the potential to induce hypoglycemia, especially in the older patient. Review the signs and symptoms of drug-induced hypoglycemia as well as the common culprits in this article.

Journal Information

Mission Statement: US Pharmacist is a monthly journal dedicated to providing the nation's pharmacists with up-to-date, authoritative, peer-reviewed clinical articles relevant to contemporary pharmacy practice in a variety of settings, including community pharmacy, hospitals, managed care systems, ambulatory care clinics, home care organizations, long-term care facilities, industry and academia.