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June 17, 2021

Drug Interactions in Pharmacy Practice

Pharmacists are trained to recognize potentially dangerous drug interactions, and patients trust them to do so. But what happens when patients do not receive these warnings?  In 2016, the Chicago Tribune investigated how often pharmacists …Read More

April 9, 2021

Pharmacokinetic Drug Interactions in Cancer Therapy

Identifying drug interactions, ensuring patient safety Patient safety constitutes a fundamental goal shared by clinicians and pharmaceutical scientists. When it comes to complex medical conditions, the intersection between patient safety and drug interactions becomes evident. …Read More

April 5, 2021

From ‘Evil Weed’ Into the Mainstream

Attitudes Toward Medical and Recreational Uses of Marijuana Have Drastically Changed in the United States. Are you ready to answer your patients’ questions on the topic?   Weed goes legal New York has just become …Read More

March 31, 2021

The Role of the Modern CMC Leader

In the outsourced model, the CMC leader must communicate effectively with different functions, and juggle varying incentives and priorities, while never missing sight of the ultimate goal: project success   Why Is CMC Leadership Important? …Read More

March 22, 2021

PK-PD Course Gets a Makeover

Meet Leslie Dickmann, the program director adapting our PK-PD program to the new times Since the start of the SARS-CoV-2 outbreak, many professional gatherings have been either canceled or switched to virtual settings. For us …Read More

October 8, 2020

PICAT 2020 Goes Virtual, Attention to Quality and Engagement Stays the Same

While the COVID-19 pandemic has upended conferences and events all over, for organizers of the Pharmacy Innovations Conference on Antithrombotic Therapy (PICAT) 2020, it has opened up the possibility to bring the most cutting edge …Read More

September 1, 2020

UW-Madison Offers a Holistic, Interdisciplinary Examination of Cannabis with New Lecture Series

Professor Lucas Richert shares his thoughts on medical cannabis and what makes UW-Madison’s newly launched lecture series “Cannabinoids as Medicines” a must for pharmacists and healthcare professionals UW-Madison’s Division of Pharmacy Professional Development (DPPD) has …Read More

March 13, 2020

The Potential and Challenge of Bringing Biosimilars to Market

Global biologics revenue is projected to be $344 billion in 2020, according to Statista. Data from the IQVIA Institute show biologic drugs represented two percent of all U.S. prescriptions, but 37 percent of net drug …Read More

February 19, 2020

Women & Autoimmune Diseases

While we hear much more about cancer and heart disease, autoimmune diseases (ADs) have become a bona fide health issue, particularly among women. Unlike infectious diseases, ADs occur when people’s own immune systems turn against …Read More

February 14, 2020

Notable Drugs of 2019

Innovation Drives Progress Drug approvals in the last year include treatments in immunology and rare genetic diseases, as well as other innovative methods to treat depression. Not every new drug that gets FDA approval goes …Read More

December 12, 2019

The Intricacies of CBD in the Pharmacy

It is likely pharmacists have been getting numerous requests for, and questions about, cannabidiol (CBD) and CBD oil, and pharmacies across the country have considered adding CBD to their OTC product selection, if they haven’t …Read More

October 8, 2019

Advances in the Role of the Pharmacist in Antithrombotic Therapy

The importance of medication safety with antithrombotic drugs has become a critical issue for health systems over the past three decades. Modern Antithrombotic Therapy Is Intricate Advances in the field of anticoagulation have greatly increased …Read More

October 3, 2019

Digital Therapeutics: The Medicine of the 21st Century?

Over the last decade, digital therapeutics have harnessed technology to create opportunities to supplement, and in some cases, replace traditional clinical therapy. What are Digital Therapeutics? In September 2017, the Food and Drug Administration approved …Read More

September 12, 2019

Meet the Fall Milwaukee Conference Speakers

The Division of Pharmacy Professional Development at the University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy is hosting the annual Fall Milwaukee Clinical Conference on September 26th at the Ingleside Hotel in Waukesha, Wisconsin. This is the 40th …Read More

July 10, 2019

Managing Herbal Medicine Use at the Pharmacy

As a pharmacist, you may be well aware that many of your patients use herbal medicine in varying degrees. In a common scenario, patients approach their pharmacist with an herbal product purchased elsewhere, wondering whether …Read More

July 9, 2019

Meet the 2019 September LOL Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Drug Metabolism and Applied Pharmacokinetics Conference brings together pharmaceutical scientists and industry experts to discuss the role of absorption, distribution, metabolism, and elimination in the pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamics of new product candidates. …Read More

June 27, 2019

Gender Matters for Heart Health

Almost everything we know about women’s heart diseases comes from…men, but this is changing. Research on how heart diseases manifest in men and women keeps growing. The more pharmacists understand these nuances, the more efficient …Read More

June 26, 2019

Meet the 2019 August LOL Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Pharmaceutical Analysis Conference provides a forum to share new scientific and regulatory developments in the areas related to or with direct application for pharmaceutical analysis, product development, product quality and the analytical …Read More

June 18, 2019

Let’s Talk about Your Health

Making a conscious decision to educate yourself on gender-related health issues is good for your patients and your organization For the last three decades or so, there has been a greater focus among health professionals …Read More

June 7, 2019

Meet the 2019 July LOL Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Bioanalytical Conference provides a forum to discuss issues and applications related to the analysis of approaches associated with new modalities and platforms, gene therapy, and multiomics. At the Land O’ Lakes Conference …Read More

May 3, 2019

Call for Help: How Pharmacists Can Support Mental Health Care

When it comes to mental health, the widespread belief might be that pharmacists do little more than dispense anti-depression, anti-anxiety medication, but in reality, the role of pharmacists in mental health spans both primary and …Read More

May 3, 2019

You’re in Charge of a (Bio)Pharmaceutical Project. Now What?

Scientists in pharmaceutical companies often become project managers, yet, when they are moved into these roles they receive little to no project management training. Managing (bio)pharmaceutical projects demands a variety of abilities from scientific and …Read More

April 8, 2019

Helping Patients Help Themselves: The Evolving Role of the Pharmacist in Diabetes Management

On average, a patient sees his primary care physician 3 to 4 times a year, “if we’re lucky,” according to Starlin Haydon-Greatting, director of clinical programs for the Illinois Pharmacists Association, in the American Journal …Read More

April 5, 2019

Navigating the Challenges of Stability Testing

In October 2018 Hospira voluntarily recalled more than 24,000 syringes of the injectable “Amidate.” The stability testing confirmed out of specification results for a degraded product. Daiichi Sankyo also voluntarily recalled two vaccines in October …Read More

March 11, 2019

Choosing between food and insulin – is the cost of diabetes care sustainable?

Recently the news is inundated with stories about insulin costs and the difficulties that patients with diabetes face. Some patients have stopped taking insulin altogether or reduced how often they take insulin. This leads to …Read More

March 4, 2019

Endogenous Biomarkers: A tool to detect drug-drug interactions (DDIs)

DDI Risks As the population ages, many patients will be taking more than one drug at a time. Multiple drugs can interact with each other and cause undesired side effects. These drug-drug interactions (DDIs) can …Read More

February 8, 2019

The Trouble With Biologics: Analyzing Large Molecules and Data Integrity

For decades there have been a small but effective number of approved biologics. However, biologics are now grabbing a larger share of drug development resources. Small molecules dominate the prescription market (more than 90% of …Read More

January 25, 2019

Arctic Front: Keeping patients warm and safe

An Arctic Front will make its way through the Great Lakes region and most of the Midwest this weekend. It is expected to last for a week to ten days. Here in Madison, WI temperatures …Read More

January 7, 2019

Innovation in Bioanalytical Research for Translational Medicine: This Time It’s Personal

Modern medicine has usually taken a “one size fits all approach” to therapies. Pharmaceutical companies develop drugs for the populations instead of an individual.  The “one size fits all approach” is driven by economics. Developing …Read More

December 20, 2018

Beating the Winter Blues: Combating Seasonal Affective Disorder

Winter is here. The sun does not rise until after 7:30 AM and sets at around 4:30 PM. People feel lethargic all day. Curling up in bed seems like a great option. The holidays are …Read More

November 28, 2018

Do I really need the flu shot? And other questions to address this flu season

Flu viruses are common during fall and winter. In North America, the flu season usually lasts from October through February but can extend all the way through May. Flu activity usually peaks December through February. …Read More

November 26, 2018

Fungal Armory and Weaponry: A Source for Pharmaceutical Development

The Land O’ Lakes conference series strives to be at the forefront of pharmaceutical innovation. Our Monday evening reception dinners feature speakers with a unique perspective. For our September (DMPK) Land O’ Lakes Conference we …Read More

October 29, 2018

Productivity in STEM: 6 tips and 3 little things to be more productive

As a STEM professional, you know productivity in STEM is extremely important. On any given day you are juggling many drug projects and tasks. Distractions like emails, meetings, and phone calls, make it difficult to …Read More

October 29, 2018

Managing Multiple Caregivers: 7 Tips to Stay Organized

My colleague hung up the phone with a sigh of relief. He had been navigating family drama for several hours now. The problem wasn’t resolved, but he was glad to be done with the conversation. …Read More

October 25, 2018

September Land O’ Lakes: 21st Century Cures Act and its Impact on DMPK

Conference Theme: 21st Century Cures Act and DMPK The theme of the 21st Annual Land O’ Lakes Drug Metabolism and Pharmacokinetics conference was “New Opportunities for DMPK: The 21st Century Cures Act.” The 21st Century …Read More

October 8, 2018

2018 September Land O’ Lakes Recap

The fourth Land O’ Lakes Conference of 2018 wrapped up September 20th and was filled with productive discussions and varied topics in the drug metabolism and pharmacokinetics realm. The theme of the 21st Annual Drug …Read More

October 1, 2018

August Land O’ Lakes: Planning and Executing a Successful Conference

The Planning Committee The August Land O’ Lakes planning committee has many professionals from industry who were so impressed by this conference that they wanted to be more involved. All committee members have attended the …Read More

September 17, 2018

Pharmaceutical Intellectual Property Law: How Much Do You Know?

Land O’ Lakes pharmaceutical science conferences are a great place to learn about cutting-edge research and current trends in the industry. However, the organizers believe that it is important to offer topics “outside the box”. …Read More

August 22, 2018

2018 August Land O’ Lakes Conference Recap

The 58th Annual Land O’ Lakes Pharmaceutical Analysis Conference began Monday, August 6th, with an opening dinner on the top floor of the Fluno Center overlooking UW-Madison Campus. The conference chair this year was Elizabeth …Read More

August 15, 2018

Land O’ Lakes Bioanalytical Conference: Staying Ahead of the Curve

The July Land O’ Lakes Bioanalytical conference has the reputation of being innovative and keeping pace with industry trends. We sat down with planners and speakers to learn how this conference got it’s stellar reputation. …Read More

August 1, 2018

5 Best Practices for P&T Committee Members

Serving on a pharmacy and therapeutics committee is a vital and complex role. The evolution from clinical expert to a formulary decision maker is not easy. Formulary decisions for drugs and therapies have a tremendous …Read More

July 26, 2018

2018 July Land O’Lakes Conference Recap

The 19th Annual Land O’Lakes Bioanalytical conference held in partnership with AAPS took place July 9-12 at the Fluno Center on the University of Wisconsin-Madison Campus. The theme was “Emerging Therapeutic Paradigms: Supporting the Next …Read More

July 23, 2018

Formulation Development & Drug Delivery Conference: Wrapping Up Our 60th Successful Year

The June Land O’Lakes conference celebrated its 60th year in 2018. We sat down with speakers and attendees to learn more about the success and longevity of this conference. For a brief recap of what its …Read More

July 9, 2018

Meet the 2018 September Land O’ Lakes Speakers

The Land O’Lakes Conference series is world renowned as the premier teaching conference series for pharmaceutical sciences. The Conference topic for the 21st Annual Drug Metabolism and Applied Pharmacokinetics Conference is “New Opportunities for DMPK: …Read More

June 20, 2018

2018 June Land O’ Lakes Conference Recap

The 60th Annual Land O’ Lakes Formulation Development & Drug Delivery Conference focused on continuous manufacture (CM) from drug substance to drug products. Attendees enjoyed engaging discussion on continuous manufacture and valuable networking at this …Read More

June 5, 2018

Meet the 2018 August Land O’ Lakes Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Conference series is world renowned as the premier teaching conference series for pharmaceutical sciences. The Conference topic for the 58th Annual Pharmaceutical Analysis Conference is “Analytical Considerations for a Comprehensive Control …Read More

May 3, 2018

Meet the 2018 July Land O’ Lakes Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Conference series is well known for being the premier teaching conference for pharmaceutical scientists. The conference topic for the 19th Annual Bioanalytical Conference is “Emerging Therapeutic Paradigms: Supporting the Next Generation …Read More

April 5, 2018

Meet the 2018 June Land O’ Lakes Speakers

The Land O’ Lakes Conference series is well known for being the premier teaching conference for pharmaceutical scientists. This year our Annual Formulation Development and Drug Delivery Conference will celebrate its 60th year. We have …Read More

March 6, 2018

21st Century Cures Act in a 20th Century System?

Despite being the organization all US pharmaceutical companies must obey, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) isn’t always regarded as “modern” or “innovative.” What is the Cures Act? However, the FDA is attempting to change …Read More

March 5, 2018

Build Your Leadership Skills Using Science

By leveraging the best thinking and proven concepts from the study of leadership and human behavior, we can become better leaders regardless of our title or our place in the organizational hierarchy. The healthcare industry’s …Read More

February 22, 2018

Seven Reasons Why You should attend a Land O’ Lakes Conference this year

The University of Wisconsin’s School of Pharmacy, Division of Pharmacy Professional Development (DPPD), the largest academic provider of pharmacy continuing education and professional development in the country, invites you to the Land O’ Lakes Conference …Read More

February 5, 2018

Control Strategies: Success by Design

Quality by design (QbD) has become an important methodology in drug development. A fundamental concept of QbD is to start with the end in mind. The first step of designing a manufacturing process is to …Read More

January 25, 2018

Healthcare Leadership Challenges

Preparing for the next generation of healthcare Today at $3.35 trillion, the healthcare industry represents 18% of the US GDP. As baby boomers age and the demand for healthcare increases, the industry is poised to …Read More

January 18, 2018

Drug Development Challenges: Join the Discussion

Making 2018 a Breakthrough Year As pharmacy professionals, we know that drug development is a lengthy and complex process with no guarantee of success. Despite 25 years of scientific advances that have led to improved …Read More

January 16, 2018

Biomarkers: Growing Potential

A biomarker is a defined characteristic that is a measurable indicator of a biological process. Biomarkers measure normal or pathogenic processes. They may also measure pharmacologic responses to therapeutic intervention. Biomarkers can have molecular, histologic, …Read More

January 10, 2018

A New Partnership for Healthcare Leadership

Healthcare Industry: A look into the future The demographics of the United States are shifting. An aging baby boomer population has increased the demand for healthcare services. The Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) projects the …Read More

January 4, 2018

Make Professional Development Your New Year’s Resolution

The New Year always brings with it a sense of change and possibility, of growth and renewal. In that spirit, many of us resolve to make changes in our personal and professional lives over the …Read More

December 27, 2017

Continuing Professional Development and Its Importance in the Pharmaceutical World

We recently sat down with Dr. Stephanie Passas-Farmer to talk about the importance of career development for pharmaceutical professionals both at the start of their professional lives and as they grow into their middle careers. …Read More

December 13, 2017

Continuous Manufacturing: Batch to the Future

The standard pharmaceutical production method for over 50 years has been batch manufacturing. Batch manufacturing is a multi-step, lengthy process that involves large-scale equipment. The pharmaceutical industry has been looking for ways to become more …Read More

December 4, 2017

Addressing Challenges in the Pharmaceutical Industry

We had the opportunity to sit down with Dr. Stephanie Pasas-Farmer, Owner & Principal Consultant of Biodata Solutions, to discuss the challenges in the pharmaceutical industry today, and what possible solutions are out there. Dr. …Read More

November 28, 2017

The Evolving Role of the Medical Science Liaison

What you need to know about Managed Markets The role of the Medical Science Liaison (MSL) is growing in stature within the global industry and we have an opportunity to help fill this need. Currently, …Read More

December 10, 2020

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This podcast is designed to bring you the latest news and information around topics relevant to all things related to pharmaceutical science. This podcast is a collaboration between The University of Wisconsin – Madison, School of Pharmacy and the American Association of Pharmaceutical Scientists (AAPS).

April 1, 2016

Zografi Interview Part 2

This is the second of a two part interview with Professor George Zografi reflecting on his career and contributions to the field of amorphous dispersions

March 18, 2016

Zografi Interview Part 1

This is the first of a two part interview with Professor George Zografi reflecting on his career and contributions to the field of amorphous dispersions

March 3, 2016

Big Data Part 2

Dr. Burns continues his discussion about big data with Professor Tatonetti.

February 26, 2016

Big Data Part 1

Dr. Erik Burns interviews Dr. Nicholas Tatonetti, assistant professor of Biomedical Informatics and Director of Clinical Informatics at the Herbert Irving Comprehensive Cancer Center at Columbia University.