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Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences: News, Apps, etc.

Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences research resources
Last Updated: Jul 17, 2024 12:29 PM

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Reclaim the Bench

Created by members of the UB research community, this podcast aims to amplify the voices and experiences of individuals and communities throughout history to the current day who have been historically excluded, marginalized, oppressed, and exploited in the fields of science and medicine.

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Buffalo HealthCast

A health equity podcast by students, faculty and staff of UB Public Health and Health Professions. Experts from Buffalo and around the U.S. talk about how racism negatively impacts health, groups working to address this problem, and how to make our classes and campus more inclusive for all students.​

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Black Women Pharmacists

Ijeoma Ekeocha, PharmD hosts this weekly podcast that highlights the stories of Black women pharmacists and celebrates their achievements. Dr. Ekeocha provides insights to pharmacy students, those interested in pursuing a careen in pharmacy in addition to industry insights.

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Beyond the White Coat

This podcast from AAMC dives into issues affecting the avcademic medicine community at-large, while also highlighting the important work happening at America's medical schools, teaching hospitals, and within the communities they serve.

Episode highlight: Season 4, Episode 3 "Vaccine Voices: Promoting Equity in Vaccine Access" 

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Produced by faculty from the College of Pharmacy at Rosalind Franklin University School of Medicine and Science, HelixTalk aims to supplement study materials for pharmacy students with drug and professional topics as well as insights from real-life clinical work.

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Locked on Pharmacy

The American Pharmacists Association's (APhA) podcast discusses a wide range of health, public health and health policy issues with a pharmacist's perspective.

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BS Medicine Podcast

One of the top Canadian medical podcasts, hosts Dr. James McCormack, Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of British Columbia and Dr. Michael Allan, Associate Professor of Family Practice at the University of Alberta engage in discussions to encourage clinicians to take a case-based, critical thinking approach to medication use.

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PublicHealth Pharmacist

Dr. Christina Madison, BS, PharmD, BCACP, AAHIVP, Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at the Roseman University of Health Sciences College of Pharmacy and founder of The Public Health Pharmacists, discusses issues of public health and pharmacy with the goal of creating better communities.

On hiatus as of September 2020.


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Clinical Pharmacology powered by ClinicalKey

The mobile app is available to subscribers for access when not on the UB network. The app does not contain the full content and displays results in small segments with infographics that lead to deeper levels. Register and create your account on campus within the UB IP range. Step-by-step instructions for setting up your account before downloading the app are provided. iOS and Android

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UpToDate is an evidence-based clinical resource which provides specific, detailed answers to clinical questions and treatment recommendations based on the best medical evidence. See the Access Methods for the steps to set up your account and app. iOS and Android

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AHFS Drug Information - Stat!Ref provides evidence-based assessments of medically accepted uses of drugs with a focus on thoroughly assessing the pros and cons of various therapies, including interpretation of drug efficacy claims. Includes structured, codified, evidence-based determinations for off-label uses. Follow the Special Instructions found on the database description page to set up access and renew every thirty days.

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The Prescribers' Digital Reference offers a free app that includes quick drug lookup, current drug information, drug comparisons by left-right swipe, drug interaction checker and pill identifier. iOS and Android 

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Calculate by QxMD

Calculate by QxMD is a free collection of over 400 unique calculators and decision support tools. It can also be used online and embedded in a webpage via these instructions. iOS and Android

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MDCalc is a free medical calculator for medical reference and clinical decision making. Entries include a link out to evidence based research used. iOS and Android

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This is a free, point-of-care, clinical decision support tool app. It provides drug, disease and diagnostic reference. iOS and Android

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VisualDx is a clinical decision support tool with 45,000 images of medical conditions and a differential diagnosis builder with 3,500 diagnoses. VisualDx is a leading skin of color atlas, and around a third of the images are skin type IV, V, or VI on the Fitzpatrick scale. See App box for instructions to set up your account and app. iOS and Android

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