Pharmacy Practice and Science Department Highlights: July 2021

(July 1, 2021)


Cost-efficiency and expanded access modeling of conversion to biosimilar trastuzumab-dkst with or without pertuzumab in metastatic breast cancer. Journal of Medical Economics (2021) 24:743-746 

The decline in e-cigarette use among youth in the United States – an encouraging trend but an ongoing public health challenge. JAMA Network Open (2021) 4:e2112464

Severity of COVID-19 infection in ACEI/ARB users in specialty hospitals: a retrospective cohort study. Journal of Infection and Public Health (2021) 14:726-733

  • Alrashed, A.
  • Khan, T.
  • Alhusseini, N.
  • Asdaq, S.
  • Enani, M.
  • Alosaimi, B.
  • Alkani, N.
  • Mohzari, Y.
  • Alghalbi, M.
  • Alfahad, W.
  • Alanazi, M.
  • Albujaidya, A.
  • Ben-Akresh, A.
  • Almutairi, M.
  • Ivo Abraham, PhD, RN
  • Alamer, A.


Sensorineural hearing loss with macrolides antibiotics exposure: a meta-analysis of association. International Journal of Pharmacy Practice (2021) 29:21-28


Predictors of pain severity among community-dwelling older adults with pain in the United States: findings from a cross-sectional, retrospective study using 2017 Medical Expenditure Panel Survey. Medicine.  (2021) 100:20(e26011)


Health costs of older opioid users with pain and comorbid hypercholesterolemia or hypertension in the United States. Diseases. (2021) 9:41. 


Assessment of glycosylated hemoglobin outcomes following an enhanced medication therapy management service via telehealth. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. (2021) 18:6560. 


Immuno PGx: Mechanisms of HLA-associated drug reactions. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 In Press


Advancing Precision Medicine Through the New Pharmacogenomics Research Network. Clin Pharmacol Ther. 2021 [In Press]


Exploring the Role and Value of a Clinical Pharmacist in a Concierge Primary Care Clinic. Journal of Managed Care & Specialty Pharmacy. 2021; 61(3): 240-247. 


Association of Low-Income Subsidy, Medicaid Dual Eligibility, and Disability Status with High-Risk Medication Use Among Medicare Part D Beneficiaries. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy. (e pub ahead of print). 


Accuracy of Google Translate in translating the directions and counseling points for top-selling drugs from English to Arabic, Chinese, and Spanish [published online ahead of print, 2021 May 28]. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2021;zxab224. doi:10.1093/ajhp/zxab224 

Experiences and perceptions of pharmacy students and pharmacists with a community pharmacy-based objective structured clinical examination. JACCP. 2021. 


David Rhys Axon, PhD, MPharm, MS

  • Effect of multimorbidity on healthcare expenditures among older adults with self-reported pain in the United States. Value in Health. 2021;24(Supplement 1):S101. Presented at: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Virtual Meeting. May 2021. Marupuru, S.
  • Differences in healthcare expenditures of older United States adults with self-reported pain between mental health status. Value in Health. 2021;24(Supplement 1):S130. Presented at: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Virtual Meeting. May 2021. Chien, J.
  • Identification of healthcare expenditures associated with frequent exercise status among United States older adults with self-reported pain. Value in Health. 2021;24(Supplement 1):S221. Presented at: International Society for Pharmacoeconomics and Outcomes Research (ISPOR) Virtual Meeting. May 2021. Dinh, H.

Nancy Alvarez, PharmD, BCPS

  • “Professional Engagement - Antidote for Rx Burnout Blues?”.  Western Pharmacy Exchange 2021, California Pharmacists Association, Palm Springs, CA.  June 2021. Kawahara, B.
  • “What We Can Learn by Examining Health Disparities During COVID-19.” 2021 Annual (Virtual) Convention, Arizona Pharmacy Association, Attendify/Zoom Platform. June 2021. Alvarez, N., Gilliam, D., Wisseh, C.
  • “Coping With COVID”. Western Pharmacy Exchange 2021, California Pharmacists Association, Palm Springs, CA.  June 2021. Negrete, M.

Nina Vadiei, PharmD, BCPP

  • “Less is More: Approaches to Deprescribing in a Variety of Practice Settings.” Monthly webinar series for the American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry. 2020. Erisman, M., Dozier, C., Stephens, J., Garcia-Pittman, E.

Biostats 102 - Application of Biostats to the Real World. 2021 AzPA Annual Convention. Virtually on Zoom: AzPA. (2021, June 12).