25 posts categorized "Dan Hussar"

02/13/2017

Nursing Magazine: New Drugs 2017 by Dr. Dan Hussar

In the January edition of Nursing Magazine, Dr. Dan Hussar authored an article on new drugs recently approved by the FDA including the first drug approved to treat hyperkalemia in 50 years, a breakthrough drug for treating Parkinson’s, and an IV antiasthmatic medication indicated for add-on maintenance treatment in patients with severe asthma and an eosinophilic phenotype.

Access the full article here.

02/06/2017

The Pharmacist Activist: Pharmacy fails drug interaction investigation

Dr. Dan Hussar’s latest edition of The Pharmacist Activist includes an opinion piece about pharmacists failing to notice drug interactions. Dr. Hussar’s warning to pharmacists stems from a December series in the Chicago Tribune about drug interactions and an investigation that found that pharmacists regularly failed to notify patients about potentially fatal drug interactions with common medications. Dr. Hussar also wrote an expert commentary about the issue, saying he is using the investigation as a teaching tool in his classes at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Read the article from The Pharmacist Activist.

12/11/2015

WOGL: PCP Prof Shares Compelling Journey with Cancer

Dr. Dan Hussar, pharmacy professor at University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, shared his compelling story of a diagnosis of acute myeloid leukemia, his continued recovery, and his former students who were on his medical treatment team at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania.

Listen to the audio at Audio: WOGL’s Philadelphia Agenda

12/06/2015

Philadelphia Inquirer: New lesson: Pharmacists get to care for beloved mentor

Through the chemotherapy, through the loss of strength and appetite and the thoughts of mortality, pharmacy professor Dr. Daniel Hussar was repeatedly cheered by reunions with his former students in the six-year doctoral program. Only now, they were pharmacists on his treatment team in HUP's oncology unit. *This story ran on the front page of the health section on Sunday, Dec. 6.

Read more at New lesson: Pharmacists get to care for beloved mentor

11/13/2015

Philadelphia Business Journal: The $1 million one-shot cure

Spark Therapeutics is expected to seek approval next year for a gene therapy to cure a disease that leads to blindness. Dr. Dan Hussar, a professor of pharmacy at the University of the Sciences, said multiple factors come into play when a pharmaceutical company sets a price for a new product—but no one standard method exists.

Read more at Philadelphia Business Journal: The $1 million one-shot cure

10/27/2015

Philadelphia Inquirer: Phila. baby's chemo overdose could point to safety lesson

One standard safeguard, experts say, is to have at least one other pharmacist redo - not merely verify - the dosage calculation. In particular, a second individual should double-check the accuracy, said Daniel Hussar, a professor of pharmacy at Philadelphia College of Pharmacy.

Read more: Philly Inquirer: Phila. baby's chemo overdose could point to safety lessons

03/09/2015

CBS Philly: Health: What Happens When Drugs Expire?

Pain relievers are good for everything from a headache to a bad back.  So what happens, when you reach for some Ibuprofen, but it’s expired. Can you still take it? Will it work? Some drugs should be stable for long periods of time, says Dr. Daniel Hussar, professor of pharmacy at the University of the Sciences.

Read: CBS Philly: Health: What Happens When Drugs Expire?

01/19/2015

NBC10: The Value of Tamiflu

This NBC10 segment on the effectiveness of Tamiflu featured pharmacy professor Dr. Dan Hussar.

Watch: The Value of Tamiflu

01/09/2015

6abc: Colleges Work To Stop Spread Of Flu Virus

As the flu virus continues to go around, University of the Sciences is urging students and staff there to take precautions against the flu. This segment features biology professor Dr. Stacey Gorski and some USciences students.

Read/watch: 6abc: Colleges Work To Stop Spread Of Flu Virus

Pharmacy professor Dr. Dan Hussar was also featured on NBC10 and discussed Tamiflu for a flu season story. Click here to watch the segment.

11/13/2014

KHOU News: Pharmacists: Corporate greed putting patients at risk

Pharmacy professor Dr. Dan Hussar said that increased business competition and the desire to please stockholders have made some big-business pharmacies lose sight of their primary task: helping patients.

Read/watch: Pharmacists: Corporate greed putting patients at risk