Erik Hefti, PharmD, MS, PhD
Erik Hefti, PharmD, MS, PhD
Erik Hefti holds a PharmD as well as a Master's and PhD degrees in pharmaceutical science from the University at Buffalo. His research focuses on pediatric pharmacogenomic factors impacting cardiovascular toxicity following cancer chemotherapy and genetic testing utilization to improve healthcare outcomes. His clinical focus involves optimizing pharmacotherapy in patients with genetic disorders. He is the program director and assistant professor of pharmaceutical sciences at Harrisburg University in Harrisburg, PA.
Articles
Jul 12, 2018 @06:00 PM
A personalized medicine knowledge gap currently exists between many healthcare providers in the United States, and around the globe.

Jan 31, 2018 @02:00 PM
Surgical patients can exhibit anxiety about the medications they will be started on following surgery. Pharmacists are in a position to address those concerns to the benefit of all.

Jul 24, 2017 @06:56 AM
We will explore some common herbal remedies for hangover symptoms and consider the peer-reviewed evidence behind their use.

Apr 28, 2017 @03:01 AM
Patients that express certain human leukocyte variants are at risk for adverse drug events when taking certain medications.

Feb 21, 2017 @02:04 AM
Mango fruits are ubiquitous at supermarkets around the nation and enjoyed by many.

Jan 18, 2017 @02:07 AM
Down syndrome results in a massive genetic imbalance in those who have the disorder.

Jan 9, 2017 @09:34 AM
Recently, in New York State, the governor announced a push to deliver free tuition to public colleges and universities for students from families making under $125,000 per year.

Jan 3, 2017 @09:53 AM
Celiac disease is a disorder that renders sufferers intolerant to gluten.

Dec 23, 2016 @03:20 AM
Many pharmacists are active members of the scientific community and often publish their research in peer-reviewed journals. The h-index is commonly used as a measure of scientific productivity that pharmacists who publish should be aware of.

Dec 7, 2016 @10:10 AM
Patients occasionally approach pharmacists inquiring about OTC supplements to help reduce alcohol dependence. Pharmacists should be aware of some commonly used supplements, what is known about them, and the risks associated with using these supplements.

Nov 7, 2016 @09:54 AM
Adherence can be a major concern when dispensing medications to individuals with intellectual disabilities. Pharmacists are in a position to help improve medication adherence in this patient population.

Sep 30, 2016 @06:00 AM
Pharmacists who work in the pharmaceutical industry should be aware of emerging technology that may streamline drug development.

Sep 12, 2016 @06:56 AM
Physical textbooks continue to plague many pharmacy students.

Aug 22, 2016 @03:04 AM
Some patients perceive generic medications as inferior to the often well-advertised brand-name counterparts.

Aug 11, 2016 @03:22 AM
Which classes best prepare students for pharmacy school?

Jul 26, 2016 @03:34 AM
As personalized medicine gains traction and acceptance, pharmacists are more likely to encounter pharmacogenomic information.

Jul 12, 2016 @02:04 AM
Dual-degree programs allow pharmacy students to diversify their training and pursue certain career paths more easily than they would with a PharmD alone.

Jun 9, 2016 @04:55 AM
The recent death of street fighter, boxer, and mixed martial artist Kevin Kimbo Slice" Ferguson due to heart failure is an unfortunate event that has fans and media speculating if past anabolic steroid use may have played a roll

Jun 3, 2016 @01:53 AM
Pharmacogenomic testing may provide an option for improving pharmacotherapy in patients with mental illness.

May 9, 2016 @07:41 AM
Patients looking for a quick hangover cure may be disappointed to learn that many OTC products have little evidence to support their efficacy in treating hangover symptoms.

Feb 24, 2016 @02:27 AM
Relaxation drinks are marketed as safe, nonalcoholic supplements that help the user unwind.

Dec 16, 2015 @04:36 AM
There is one biological factor that may impact the development of a birth control pill for men.

Nov 18, 2015 @02:50 AM
It seems that dual-degree programs are becoming more prevalent in pharmacy.

Oct 19, 2015 @02:03 AM
A recent high-profile case of a celebrity allegedly indulging in "Herbal Viagra" and cocaine highlights an overlooked problem.