Advanced Pharmacology

Exercises:

  • Access the FDA’s current and resolved drug shortages and discontinuations list (http://www.accessdata.fda.gov/scripts/drugshortage…). Locate one drug used in your practice, and discuss the implications of its shortage. What alternatives are available and what are the similarities and differences between the two medications? What complications could arise due to a shortage of this drug?
  • Athletes addicted to pain medications is an issue often seen on the news. Discuss how this situation occurs, and what steps can be taken to resolve the issue.

Professional Development

  • Choose one drug of abuse, legal or illegal. In an essay discuss steps for safe withdrawal for the drug, possible medication interactions, and complications that must be considered in emergency settings for a patient addicted and overdosed on this drug. Please include at least one scholarly source other than the textbook.
  • In an essay, explain what the difference is between a medication allergy and a medication sensitivity. Then, choose one medication allergy you commonly see in your practice. What cross-sensitivities could patients with this medication allergy experience? What potential complications and reactions could this patient have and what treatment is available? Please include at least one scholarly source other than the textbook

 

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