Pill Talk: Unpacking Pharmacy Mysteries With Dr. Laura Challen (Ep. 38)

Pill Talk: Unpacking Pharmacy Mysteries With Dr. Laura Challen (Ep. 38)

Are you aware of potential dangers lurking in your medicine cabinet?

Discover the key to unlocking safe and effective medication management in this installment of Keeping the Well in Well-thy. Join Barbara Archer as she engages in an informative discussion with Dr. Laura Challen, a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist. Together, they unravel the complexities of prescription drugs, uncover common misconceptions, and provide valuable insights on navigating the world of medications to help ensure your well-being.

Laura Challen discusses: 

  • Types of pharmacists and their role in the healthcare industry
  • Talking with pharmacists to avoid drug interactions and maximize benefits
  • Reading prescription enclosures
  • The future of pharmacy, personalized medicine, and technological advancements
  • Cost-effective medication management options
  • And more


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About Laura Challen:

Dr. Laura Challen is a graduate of the University of Texas College of Pharmacy.  Since completion of her Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Managed Care at The Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences in 2006, Dr. Challen worked to start and manage outpatient clinical pharmacy services at the Harris County Hospital District, in Houston, Texas.  She is now in her 12th year as faculty at the University of Health Sciences and Pharmacy in St. Louis (UHSP), as an associate professor, where she coordinates an Endocrinology Pharmacotherapy course and provides various lectures throughout the year.  She is also an ambulatory care clinical pharmacist at Mercy Hospital’s JFK clinic assisting with chronic disease state management, drug information, precepting students/residents, and completing research.  Dr. Challen became a board-certified pharmacotherapy specialist in 2007, a board-certified ambulatory care pharmacist in 2014, and completed her Master’s in Business Administration at the University of Houston in 2010.

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