Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh

Jennifer Gershman, PharmD, CPh, received her PharmD degree from Nova Southeastern University (NSU) College of Pharmacy in 2006 and completed a 2-year drug information residency. She served as a pharmacy professor at NSU’s College of Pharmacy for 6 years, managed the drug information center, and conducted medication therapy management reviews. Dr. Gershman has published research on prescription drug abuse, regulatory issues, and drug information in various scholarly journals. Additionally, she received the Sheriff’s Special Recognition Award for her collaboration with the Broward, Florida Sheriff’s Office to prevent prescription drug abuse through a drug disposal program. She has also presented at pharmacist and physician continuing education programs on topics that include medication errors, prescription drug abuse, and legal and regulatory issues. Dr. Gershman can be followed on Twitter @jgershman2
Interviewing prospective pharmacy students is a very rewarding experience.
Apr 19, 2018 @01:48 PM
Creating an online class can be a daunting task if you are accustomed to teaching a traditional course.
Apr 17, 2018 @12:00 PM
After completing a drug information residency and serving as a pharmacy professor, I knew that the next chapter of my life would be dedicated to being a parent.
Apr 11, 2018 @01:00 PM
Medication use in horse racing has become a hot topic across the country.
Apr 10, 2018 @05:44 PM
Toxic epidermal necrolysis is a rare life-threatening skin disorder that can be caused by certain medications.
Apr 9, 2018 @01:14 PM
Pharmacists can play an important role in pregnancy health education.
Apr 5, 2018 @07:00 PM
The role of the pharmacist is constantly evolving, and public speaking opportunities can showcase your expertise.
Apr 1, 2018 @01:00 PM
Genetics and lifestyle factors play an important role in determining a person's risk of developing osteoporosis.
Mar 30, 2018 @07:24 PM
Vitamin D deficiency has become a growing problem in the United States.
Mar 23, 2018 @02:12 PM
As the completion of your residency approaches, you may be wondering how to publish the research project that has been a large focus of your journey.
Mar 19, 2018 @12:00 PM
Music can be a powerful way to inspire, heal, and motivate.
Mar 16, 2018 @05:02 PM
The Orange Book is an important publication that serves as the gold standard reference for generic drug substitution.
Mar 13, 2018 @01:41 PM
Opioid abuse is an insidious epidemic that is plaguing the country, and pharmacists can play an important role in educating the public.
Mar 12, 2018 @02:00 PM
Pharmacy conferences provide great opportunities to expand your professional horizons.
Mar 5, 2018 @04:14 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating families about poison prevention.
Feb 16, 2018 @03:55 PM
After completing a drug information residency, pharmacists may wonder what career opportunities are available.
Feb 12, 2018 @10:00 PM
The provision of evidence-based medication recommendations is an important role for pharmacists.
Feb 9, 2018 @02:15 AM
Florida's prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) was established in 2009 to help combat the controlled substance abuse epidemic plaguing the state.
Feb 7, 2018 @09:00 PM
It is important for patients to have accurate and reputable drug information resources at their disposal.
Feb 1, 2018 @03:59 AM
There is a dangerous new trend that has emerged across the country, known as the “Tide Pod Challenge.”
Jan 29, 2018 @02:01 AM
Pharmacists not only have a great responsibility to stay current with new medications, but also with the laws governing the profession.
Jan 25, 2018 @02:22 AM
Pharmacists may be receiving more questions from parents about how to introduce peanut-containing foods to infants, as new guidelines recommend early initiation to prevent allergies.
Jan 11, 2018 @11:19 AM
The Zoster Vaccine Recombinant, Adjuvanted, was approved in October for those 50 and older. Here is the scoop.
Jan 3, 2018 @09:45 AM
Flu prevention education is a great opportunity for pharmacists to change misconceptions.
Jan 2, 2018 @03:51 AM
Rattlesnake pills have received media attention due to their link with Salmonella infection.
Dec 21, 2017 @04:34 AM
It can be daunting for parents to see their child vomiting, especially when this occurs in the evening after the pediatrician's office may be closed.
Dec 18, 2017 @05:41 AM
Cruises can be a fun and exciting way to vacation during the holidays.
Dec 11, 2017 @02:44 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling women who have had miscarriages.
Dec 8, 2017 @07:36 AM
The FDA is investigating the medical food product for serious adverse effects. A pharmacist can convey this information to patients.
Nov 27, 2017 @02:00 PM
After graduation, you may be wondering how you can still stay connected with your pharmacy school.
Nov 27, 2017 @05:51 AM
The recent outbreak in Disneyland sheds light on common sources of infection and prevention strategies.
Nov 20, 2017 @04:24 PM
The holiday presents a great opportunity for pharmacists to help educate patients.
Nov 17, 2017 @04:26 AM
The sensor that is used along with aripiprazole was first cleared for use by the FDA in 2012; however, the approval of the pill and the sensor together represents a first for the FDA.
Nov 14, 2017 @02:25 AM
Vaccination offers protection from harmful diseases, such as hepatitis B, measles and pertussis, and pharmacists can counsel parents.
Oct 5, 2017 @01:31 AM
Pertussis or whooping cough is a highly contagious respiratory disease that can be very serious and even fatal for infants younger than 1.
Sep 29, 2017 @05:50 AM
This virus is found in tropical and subtropical areas in South America and Africa.
Sep 25, 2017 @07:15 AM
Hepatitis B is a liver infection caused by the hepatitis B virus (HBV).
Sep 18, 2017 @12:58 PM
Flu season is approaching soon, and it is a great time for pharmacists to educate patients on the importance of the annual influenza vaccine.
Sep 11, 2017 @12:59 PM
Hurricane season is here, and it is important to be prepared.
Aug 28, 2017 @04:22 AM
The start of the school year can be an exciting and stressful time for families.
Aug 14, 2017 @01:32 AM
Eculizumab is an injection that is associated with an increased risk of meningococcal disease.
Aug 7, 2017 @02:43 AM
Many individuals develop a rash from poison ivy, oak, or sumac from the oil found in the sap of these poisonous plants.
Jul 27, 2017 @04:52 AM
Pharmacists have a great responsibility to stay current with the laws and regulations governing the profession.
Jul 24, 2017 @11:55 AM
Hand, foot, and mouth disease (HFMD) is a contagious viral infection common in infants and young children.
Jul 20, 2017 @12:16 PM
Summer is a popular time to travel, but it is especially important to remind patients about measles outbreaks and prevention strategies.
Jul 20, 2017 @11:21 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in preconception counseling.
Jul 11, 2017 @11:54 AM
The 4th of July is a great time to celebrate with family and friends.
Jun 29, 2017 @05:03 AM
Summer is here, and pharmacists may be considering trying new and exciting activities.
Jun 23, 2017 @11:40 AM
Wedding season is here, and pharmacists deserve to have the perfect celebration.
Jun 19, 2017 @02:30 AM
Museums are a great way to expand your knowledge and add culture to your life.
Jun 15, 2017 @11:54 AM
Congratulations on your acceptance into pharmacy school!
May 30, 2017 @11:12 AM
Serving as a preceptor is a great way to train pharmacy students to become skilled pharmacists.
May 19, 2017 @04:44 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating parents and teens about the dangers of drug abuse.
May 12, 2017 @05:39 AM
Teaching is a great way to showcase your pharmacy knowledge and expertise.
Apr 28, 2017 @03:26 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in implementing and participating in community engagement projects.
Apr 24, 2017 @02:46 AM
It is important for pharmacists to maintain their health even when faced with a stressful day.
Apr 18, 2017 @03:04 AM
Disney World is often thought of as “The Happiest Place on Earth.”
Apr 10, 2017 @02:15 AM
Croup is a common illness among children that causes swelling of the larynx and trachea.
Apr 6, 2017 @03:07 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in preventing foodborne illness.
Mar 29, 2017 @05:41 AM
Pharmacy school graduation is right around the corner, and it is definitely a time for celebration.
Mar 20, 2017 @01:49 AM
Ingestion of alcohol-based hand sanitizer can cause serious adverse effects in children, which include apnea, acidosis, and coma.
Mar 8, 2017 @02:09 AM
Raw milk is unpasteurized milk from any animal and can contain many harmful bacteria, parasites, and viruses.
Feb 27, 2017 @05:20 AM
Listeria (Listeriosis) is a serious infection usually caused by eating food contaminated with the bacteria Listeria monocytogenes.
Feb 13, 2017 @03:51 AM
Neti pots have become popular for the treatment of sinus congestion, colds, allergies, and moistening nasal passages.
Feb 1, 2017 @08:52 AM
Scarlet fever, also known as scarlatina, is a bacterial infection caused by group A Streptococcus or “group A strep.”
Jan 30, 2017 @01:27 PM
Mumps is a highly contagious disease caused by a virus that spreads through direct with respiratory secretions.
Jan 30, 2017 @03:18 AM
Pharmacists are a great resource for families, especially on medication safety issues.
Jan 17, 2017 @05:45 AM
Controversy has been sparked now that anti-vaccine activist Robert F. Kennedy Jr. claims that Donald Trump has asked him to chair a new commission on vaccine safety.
Jan 12, 2017 @07:15 AM
New guidelines emphasize the early introduction of peanut-containing foods to infants.
Jan 6, 2017 @12:43 PM
Hepatitis A infection rates have decreased in the United States and are the lowest they have been in 40 years.
Jan 3, 2017 @08:41 AM
Acute flaccid myelitis (AFM) is a rare condition that affects the nervous system and can be caused by viral infections.
Dec 28, 2016 @02:06 AM
The New Year can be an exciting time filled with celebration, family, and friends.
Dec 28, 2016 @01:25 AM
As the year comes to an end, pharmacy students may be looking forward to a much needed semester break.
Dec 20, 2016 @09:58 AM
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Drug Threat Assessment (NDTA) report sheds light on the extent that illicit and prescription drugs affect the United States.
Dec 16, 2016 @05:19 AM
Drug information references play an important role in pharmacy practice.
Dec 16, 2016 @05:00 AM
Presenting at a continuing education program is a rewarding experience.
Dec 8, 2016 @08:27 AM
Publishing research is a great way to share your findings with colleagues and enhance your professional growth.
Dec 6, 2016 @05:19 AM
CDC officials now recommend routine use of the meningococcal conjugate vaccine for patients with HIV.
Dec 2, 2016 @03:09 AM
Norovirus is a highly contagious virus that causes gastroenteritis.
Nov 28, 2016 @01:34 AM
Essure received approval in 2002 and is a permanently implanted birth control device for women that is not intended to be removed.
Nov 21, 2016 @02:48 AM
The synthetic drug U-47700 is dangerous and is considered a major threat to public health and safety.
Nov 16, 2016 @10:30 AM
Whether you're a seasoned pharmacist or a student, presenting a journal club can be a daunting task.
Nov 11, 2016 @09:53 AM
While attending a pharmacy continuing education (CE) program this weekend, I was reminded that changes to the profession occur constantly.
Nov 9, 2016 @09:50 AM
The holiday season is a great time for pharmacists to educate patients on ways to stay healthy.
Nov 4, 2016 @01:53 AM
The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) has just updated their safe infant sleep environment recommendations, citing evidence that infants should sleep in the same room with their parents, ideally for the first full year of life, but at the very least for the first 6 months.
Oct 26, 2016 @03:47 AM
Hookah bars are on the rise around the world despite their being associated with many health risks.
Oct 24, 2016 @08:16 AM
Halloween is a great time for pharmacists to educate the community about safety strategies.
Oct 18, 2016 @03:15 AM
Injuries from electronic cigarettes (e-cigarettes) are on the rise, which may pose a significant public health threat.
Oct 10, 2016 @07:10 AM
The FDA recently issued a warning against the use of homeopathic teething tablets and gels for infants and children.
Oct 3, 2016 @01:48 AM
Close to 19 million individuals 12 years and older misused prescription pain relievers, tranquilizers, stimulants, and sedatives in the past year
Sep 30, 2016 @06:04 AM
Contact lens-related keratitis is on the rise, according to a recent CDC report.
Sep 27, 2016 @04:42 AM
About 1 in 3 individuals in the United States will develop shingles in their lifetime.
Sep 22, 2016 @05:38 AM
With flu season just around the corner, it is important to stay up-to-date with CDC recommendations and changes each year.
Sep 16, 2016 @02:43 AM
As you embark on your pharmacy education journey, you will be asked a plethora of drug information questions.
Aug 18, 2016 @05:19 AM
Kratom is considered an emerging public health threat because of its stimulant and opioid-like effects.
Aug 15, 2016 @01:49 AM
Professors have the opportunity to serve as a fundamental resource for aspiring pharmacists.
Aug 10, 2016 @02:04 AM
Precepting pharmacy students is a very rewarding experience.
Aug 5, 2016 @03:40 AM
Pharmacy rotations are a time to showcase your didactic coursework and prepare for your future career as a pharmacist.
Aug 3, 2016 @02:40 AM
Pharmacists can be a great resource for answering new parents' medication safety questions.
Aug 1, 2016 @07:31 AM
Being accepted into pharmacy school is a great honor, and you're well on your way to a very rewarding profession.
Jun 9, 2016 @12:42 PM
Pharmacy residencies can be very demanding, but they can also help you stand out in this competitive pharmacy job market.
Jun 2, 2016 @12:32 PM
Graduation is always a bittersweet day as you celebrate with your peers and professors and prepare for your pharmacy career.
May 26, 2016 @04:07 AM
Florida recently passed a law that restricts the sale of OTC dextromethorphan-containing cough and cold products to adults.
May 10, 2016 @02:41 AM
Florida has historically been known as the epicenter for prescription drug abuse.
Mar 30, 2016 @08:13 AM
The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides the public with a safe and convenient way to dispose of expired, unused, and unwanted prescription medications.
Mar 15, 2016 @03:53 AM
Did you know that March is DVT Awareness Month?
Mar 8, 2016 @10:03 AM
Do DTC advertisements provide enough information about the risks and benefits of medications?
Sep 14, 2015 @04:57 AM
Pharmacists can be a great community resource to help prevent prescription drug abuse and diversion.
Sep 4, 2015 @04:12 AM
Pharmacists can play an active role in educating patients on the importance of appropriate drug disposal.
Sep 2, 2015 @02:59 AM
Pharmacists can reinvent the drug information experience for students.
Jul 8, 2015 @01:15 AM
The FDA is investigating potential risks associated with codeine-containing medicines to treat coughs and colds in children aged under 18 years.
Jul 2, 2015 @01:11 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling patients on the common symptoms of MERS.
Jun 24, 2015 @01:56 AM
The US Department of Health and Human Services has developed a free interactive training course for health care professionals on safe opioid use.
Jun 15, 2015 @01:47 AM
Pharmacists have a great responsibility to stay current on drug information.
Jun 8, 2015 @01:45 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in educating patients on the dangers of abusing Flakka.
Jun 3, 2015 @01:57 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in counseling pregnant women.
Apr 2, 2015 @07:34 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in OTC acetaminophen safety.
Mar 30, 2015 @03:00 AM
Pharmacists can serve as an important resource for patients traveling abroad.
Mar 23, 2015 @04:30 AM
Pharmacists can play an important role in skin cancer prevention counseling.
Mar 17, 2015 @02:15 AM
The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy in conjunction with various other stakeholder organizations has recently released a consensus document titled "Stakeholders' Challenges and Red Flag Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances."
Mar 13, 2015 @02:41 AM
Pharmacists can play a vital role in patient education on poison prevention.
Mar 11, 2015 @01:51 AM
AWARxE is a free resource created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy to raise awareness on the dangers of prescription drug abuse.
Mar 9, 2015 @05:33 AM
I distinctly remember feeling surprised when the FDA approved the first single entity and extended-release hydrocodone pain medication.
Mar 4, 2015 @07:44 AM Strategic Alliance

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