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The Regimen

The Regimen

By Amanda Rocha and Zachary Oquendo, University of Rhode Island, PharmD '23
Welcome to “The Regimen,” listen to find out how pharmacists and pharmacy students like us can improve population health, health equity, and patient care through advocacy and education.

"The Regimen" logo created by Marisa Jacobs, URI PharmD.
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The Regimen for Psychedelics
Dr Rob Dufresne joins us to discuss psychedelic drugs, their potential uses in the treatment of mental health disorders, and their status as controlled substances.
39:18
July 06, 2022
The Regimen for Pre-Exposure Prophylaxis
Dr. Amy Nunn, the Executive Director at the Rhode Island Public Health Institute and a key founder of Open-Door Health, joins us to discuss HIV exposure, vulnerable populations such as LGBTQ+ communities, and how infection risks can be minimized using PrEP therapy.
33:34
June 29, 2022
The Regimen for HCV
Dr. Lynn Taylor, director of RI Defeats Hep C and physician director of HIV and Viral Hepatitis Services at CODAC Behavioral Health, joins us to discuss efforts to eliminate Hepatitis C Virus in Rhode Island and the role Pharmacists can play in its prevention, treatment, and education.
44:07
June 22, 2022
The Regimen for Professional Ethics
Joined by associate professor of sociology at Saint Louis University, Professor Elizabeth Chiarello, this episode discusses professional ethics and conscience clauses as they relate to pharmacy.
27:58
June 15, 2022
The Regimen for Monkeypox
On this episode, we are joined by our fellow co-host, Dr Bratberg, to discuss the monkeypox virus infection in the United States and other non-endemic countries; including how it it transmitted, diagnosed, prevented and treated.
23:10
June 08, 2022
The Regimen for Pharmacy Quality
On this episode of The Regimen, we are joined by Dr. Nick Dorich, Pharmacy Quality Solutions Associate Director of Pharmacy Accounts and host of the Quality Corner Show. We discuss methods for measuring health care quality, and how they can be applied to the measurement of pharmacy quality in improving patient care.
30:20
June 01, 2022
The Regimen Season 4 - Topic Teaser
Hey everyone, Season 4 of The Regimen is here! Listen to hear what topics we will be discussing in the upcoming season - quality measures, monkey-pox, Hepatitis C, Lyme Disease, psychedelics, PREP/STI care and more!
01:39
May 26, 2022
The Regimen Season 4 - Introduction
The Regimen returns for its fourth season. Meet co-hosts Amanda Rocha and Zachary Oquendo, and join us for weekly episodes as we discuss topics like infectious diseases, pharmacy quality measures, and more.
02:22
May 26, 2022
The Regimen for Legislation and Implementation of Pharmacist Prescribed Hormonal Contraception
On this episode, we welcomed Dr. Chris Federico and Dr. Sally Rafie to The Regimen. Chris is the President of the Rhode Island Pharmacist Association, and Sally is the founder of the Birth Control Pharmacist Project. Chris and Sally joined us to discuss legislation and implementation of pharmacist prescribed hormonal contraception here in Rhode Island.  
49:39
May 09, 2022
The Regimen for Older Patient Advocacy & Student Pharmacist Involvement
On this episode of The Regimen, we welcome Dr. Erica Estus and Lisa Morris, pharmacists who are involved with American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Listen to our discussion about their roles in ASCP, how they advocate for their patients, as well as the importance of student pharmacist participation in pharmacy organizations.
53:08
May 03, 2022
The Regimen for the Pharmacist's Role in Pain Management
On this episode of The Regimen, we welcome Dr. Thomas Franko, an ambulatory care pharmacist and associate professor of pharmacy practice at Wilkes University. Dr. Franko joins us to discuss the draft CDC clinical practice guideline for prescribing opioids as well as the pharmacist’s role in pain management.
47:20
April 27, 2022
The Regimen for Staying Up to Date on COVID-19
On this episode of The Regimen, we welcome Dr. Booth Wainscoat, an infectious disease consultant, to discuss COVID-19 vaccines, fear surrounding COVID-19, and long-haul COVID. Dr. Wainscoat tells us about his experience treating patients with COVID-19, and how difficult it can be to talk about. We also discuss some myths surrounding COVID-19 vaccines, and what scientists are working on to disprove these claims. 
45:28
April 18, 2022
The Regimen for Correcting Vaccine Misinformation
Hey listeners, the first episode of Season 3 of The Regimen is here! We are joined by Karen Ernst, executive director at Voices for Vaccines, to discuss vaccine misinformation, vaccine hesitancy, and where to find credible vaccine information. 
41:39
April 08, 2022
The Regimen Season 3 - Teaser
Hey everyone, Season 3 of The Regimen is here! Listen to hear what topics we will be discussing in the upcoming season - misinformation, COVID-19, geriatrics, the benefit of patient counseling, pharmacist prescribed hormonal contraception, and more!
03:30
April 07, 2022
The Regimen for Pharmacy Advocacy
To wrap up season 2 we welcome URI/Walgreens PGY-1 community resident Dr. Joe Honig and URI PharmD Candidate and former public health student Mike Burkett to discuss advocacy projects they have been working on throughout the year and how pharmacists can advocate for the profession.
49:35
March 25, 2022
The Regimen for Expedited Partner Therapy
This week we were live at Seminar by the Sea with special guests Dr. Kelly Matson and Dr. Erica Hardy to discuss the updated CDC STI guidelines and expedited partner therapy, or EPT and how we can increase the access to this service.
41:34
March 19, 2022
The Regimen for Pharmacist Prescriptive Authority
This week we welcome Dr. Anita Jacobson to The Regimen to discuss pharmacist prescriptive authority. We also take a look at hormonal contraceptive and tobacco cessation prescribing bills introduced in Rhode Island and across the country and how passage of those bills will benefit public health.
55:30
March 11, 2022
The Regimen for Pharmacist Portrayal in the Media
Hey Regimen listeners! Listen to our new episode where we tackle pharmacist portrayal in the media with our special guests, Dr. Britney Brown and PharmD Candidates Caroline Sweeney and Johnny Trolander. We discuss how pharmacists are portrayed and how we can change that portrayal in the future.
48:54
March 04, 2022
The Regimen for HIV PrEP and Pharmacist Medication Administration
Hey Regimen listeners, the first episode of season 2 is here! Did you know that the new HIV PrEP guidelines recommend a new injectable medication? Did you know that pharmacists can administer this medication in most states pursuant to a valid prescription? Listen to hear us talk about HIV PrEP, how pharmacists can increase access and use of PrEP, and the benefits of pharmacist medication administration.
33:12
February 27, 2022
The Regimen for Drug Decriminalization
Hey listeners, tune in to our final episode of season 1 of The Regimen. This week we welcomed special guest Dr. Vibhuti Arya to talk with us about drug decriminalization and what that means for public health and pharmacists. Make sure to subscribe to The Regimen and be on the lookout for season 2!
42:13
February 18, 2022
The Regimen Season 2 - Teaser
Hey Listeners, Season 2 of the Regimen is here! Listen to preview the topics we will be diving into for the upcoming season - HIV PrEP, Nicotine Replacement Therapy and Contraceptive Bills, EPT and Sexual Health, and more!
02:37
February 18, 2022
The Regimen for Drug Decriminalization- Teaser
Hey Regimen listeners! We have a very special guest on our show this week to talk about drug decriminalizaiton!! Listen to this little clip to find out who it is! 
01:23
February 09, 2022
The Regimen for Healthcare Worker Burnout
Hey Regimen listeners! Do you feel burned out after this long ride of the COVID-19 pandemic? Well, fear not. We talk about burnout here on The Regimen because we care about healthcare workers. Let us know what you think! 
53:50
February 03, 2022
The Regimen for COVID Therapeutics
Hello everyone! We are back again with another episode of The Regimen. This week we discussed all of our anti-virals out there in the treatment guidelines of COVID-19. We discussed renal dose adjustments, side effects, availability of products, racial disparities in COVID treatment, and more! We can't wait for you to listen. 
43:02
January 28, 2022
The Regimen for COVID-19 Therapeutics- Teaser
Hey listeners! Here's a snippet of what we're going to be discussing tomorrow. Get ready to listen to us discuss monoclonal antibodies, ineffective covid-19 treatments, anti-virals, antimicrobial stewardship, and more! 
01:53
January 27, 2022
The Regimen for All Things COVID-19
Hey listeners! Listen to our new episode, featuring Chris Federico, where we discuss masking, vaccines, OMICRON, and pharmacy advocacy. Follow us on Twitter @PharmDPubHealth. Can't wait to hear what you guys think! 
01:00:43
January 20, 2022
The Regimen for All Things COVID-19 Teaser
Welcome back to the Regimen! Tune in for a sample of what we will be discussing tomorrow with Dr. Jef Bratberg and Rhode Island Pharmacist Association President, Chris Federico. 
01:25
January 19, 2022
The Regimen for College Mental Health
Hello everyone! We are back with another episode on The Regimen. Tune in to hear our guest speakers, a current pharmacy student and a pharmacy resident, discuss how their mental health and emotional stability was impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. We hope that you will enjoy our discussion. 
01:02:42
January 17, 2022
The Regimen for College Mental Health- Teaser
Hello everyone! We are back again with a very exciting topic: mental health during the pandemic. Listen in to hear more about how college students mental health was affected by the pandemic and how they dealt with it! 
01:32
January 13, 2022
Pharmacists are the COVID Experts: Pediatric Vaccination
Listen now to the latest updates about the COVID-19 pandemic, Pfizer’s vaccine trial for children aged 2-5 years old, and Dr. Ginger Lemay, Rhode Island Pharmacist Association President-Elect, discussing her experiences with and best practices for vaccinating children.
40:33
January 10, 2022
Introduction to The Regimen
Hello everyone! We are so excited to introduce "The Regimen." A discussion where public health pharmacists, pharmacy students, and their guests discuss the latest public health issues relevant to all health care providers, their patients, and policymakers. Listen to find out how pharmacists and pharmacy students like me can improve population health, health equity, and patient care through advocacy and education. This is a little introduction to what our first episode is going to be about. 
01:21
January 07, 2022