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“I Want A New Drug:” OTC Inhaler Abuse

As in the period of transition that followed the end of alcohol Prohibition, the medical community will need to adjust its approach to screening and evaluating patient cannabis use. The potential for use and abuse disorders are not the only risks of regular consumption; cannabinoids bind with cytochrome P450, for example–the same enzyme responsible for “Grapefruit Warnings” on many drugs …

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Pregnancy and ibuprofen: What you need to know

On this episode, dental pharmacology expert Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to talk about a recent warning regarding the effects that ibuprofen reportedly could have on pregnancy. This is a must-listen for any practice to protect their pregnant team members and patients. Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 158: Pregnancy and ibuprofen: What you need to know

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What you need to know about the Benadryl challenge on TikTok

There’s a challenge going around TikTok regarding Benadryl. How does it impact your dental patients? How it could impact the young people you know who love TikTok? Dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, joins the show to explain. Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 155: What you need to know about the Benadryl challenge on TikTok

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Why this new drug should be known in the dental practice

The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved the supplemental New Drug Application for Trelegy Ellipta for the maintenance treatment of asthma in patients aged 18 years and older. This new indication, and resulting increased market demand, for Trelegy Ellipta is of importance to dentistry since its ingredients have dental implications and adverse effects which, due to the fixed …

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A link between periodontal disease and colorectal cancer?

Dental pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is back to talk about a recent article finding a possible connection between colorectal cancer and periodontal disease. With the recent death of movie star Chadwick Boseman from colon cancer, now could be the perfect time to discuss this link with your patients. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 150: A link between periodontal …

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Vitamins, supplements, and battling COVID-19

Dental’s pharmacology expert, Tom Viola, RPh, is back to talk about a study that has been released detailing the role of supplements and vitamins in the fight against COVID-19. Some interesting and timely thoughts on the subject and what you need to know. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 148: Vitamins, supplements, and battling COVID-19

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Why it’s OK to not be OK right now

In this hard-hitting episode, IgniteDA co-founder Kevin Henry is joined by dental’s pharmacology expert Tom Viola to talk about some of the tough times being endured by dental team members and their patients … and what can be done about it. #TogetherWeRise Dental Assistant Nation · Episode 147: Why it’s OK to not be OK right now