National Pharmacist Day 2023: Our Top Stories by and for Pharmacists

It's your day, pharmacists! Here's a roundup of our top 5 stories by infectious disease pharmacists, for infectious disease pharmacists.

It's your day, pharmacists! Here's a roundup of our top 5 stories by infectious disease pharmacists, for infectious disease pharmacists.

Pharmacists: Where would we be without you?

From keeping up with the latest bugs and drugs to practicing vigilent antimicrobial stewardship, we owe you our appreciation (and in some cases, our lives).

Today, January 12, 2023, is National Pharmacist Day. It's likely you are just as busy today as every day, but if you find a moment of respite, these top 5 pharmacist articles are curated for you.

1. Antimicrobial Prescribing in the Telehealth Setting: Framework for Stewardship During a Period of Rapid Acceleration Within Primary Care

By Madeline King-Patel, PharmD, BCIDP

Telemedicine use is likely to continue expanding even as the COVID-19 pandemic slowly resolves.

2. In Low-Income Communities, Pharmacists Can Play a Critical Role in Vaccine Access

John Parkinson in conversation with Robert Popovian, PharmD, MS

A new study finds there are more pharmacies than physician practices in these areas; however, these inequities offer an opportunity for pharmacists to step-in and provide vaccine education and administration.

3. The Role of Pharmacists in the World of Pediatric Antimicrobial Stewardship

By Esther Esadah, PharmD; and Laura L. Bio, PharmD, BCPS, BCIDP

The limitation in the number of pediatric-specific guidelines by professional organizations, and results from large randomized clinical trials, may place an additional emphasis on literature evaluation skills for pediatric ASP pharmacists.

4. Antibiotic Stewardship in Outpatient Care

By Kerry LaPlante, PharmD, FCCP, FIDSA, FIDP; and Glenn S. Tillotson, PhD, FIDSA, FCCP

Although there are challenges for clinical and infectious disease pharmacists when trying to apply this concept, here are some considerations and strategies to employ stewardship in this setting.

5. Paxlovid Prescribing by Pharmacists: A New Paradigm

By Jason Gallagher, PharmD, FCCP, FIDP, FIDSA, BCPS

The Paxlovid approval reaffirms the importance of pharmacists in fighting COVID-19.

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