Timothy O'Shea, PharmD
Timothy O'Shea, PharmD
Timothy O'Shea, PharmD, is a Clinical Pharmacist working at a large health insurance plan on the east coast. Additionally he works per diem at a retail pharmacy chain. He graduated from MCPHS University - Boston in 2015 and subsequently completed a PGY-1 Managed Care Pharmacy Residency. His professional interests include pharmacy legislation and managed care pharmacy. He can be followed on Twitter at @toshea125.
Articles
May 15, 2018 @02:45 PM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with the prescription medication.

May 14, 2018 @07:29 AM
If you’re like most pharmacy graduates with a significant amount of student loans, it’s time to seriously consider whether refinancing is right for you.

Apr 10, 2018 @08:01 PM
This is the sixth part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and a negative manner.

Apr 3, 2018 @05:48 PM
Jaclynne Metayer, PharmD, talks about her PGY-2 residency at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Apr 3, 2018 @01:32 PM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on the management of breast cancer have been published, sharpening how patients are treated today.

Mar 29, 2018 @04:19 PM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on the management of breast cancer have been published, sharping how patients are treated today. 

Mar 25, 2018 @01:00 PM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with ibalizumab-uiyk that every pharmacist should know.

Mar 20, 2018 @12:00 PM
This is the fifth part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and a negative manner.

Mar 11, 2018 @01:00 PM
Kripali Patel, PharmD, talks about her PGY-2 residency at the Virginia Commonwealth University and Richmond Health & Wellness Program.

Mar 9, 2018 @02:00 PM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on the management of AF have been published, sharping how patients are treated. Here are 4 that every pharmacist should know about.

Mar 6, 2018 @06:00 PM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on the management of AF have been published, sharping how patients are treated. Here are 4 that every pharmacist should know about.

Feb 23, 2018 @09:53 AM
The FDA approved this nebulized long-acting muscarinic antagonist in December 2017, and it is expected to be launched this spring.

Feb 13, 2018 @01:00 PM
This is the fourth part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and negative manner.

Feb 7, 2018 @04:32 PM
With thousands of FDA-approved medications on the market, it can be difficult for pharmacists to stay up-to-date on drug name pronunciations.

Feb 7, 2018 @06:42 AM
A number of landmark clinical studies in the field of MS have been published, shaping how the disease is treated.

Jan 30, 2018 @02:00 PM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with Tremfya that every pharmacist should know.

Jan 26, 2018 @09:01 AM
Ashir Shumonov, PharmD, talks about his residency at the Veterans Affairs Veterans Integrated Service Network 17 pharmacy benefits manager.

Jan 19, 2018 @05:27 AM
This is the third part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and negative manner.

Jan 18, 2018 @08:15 AM
A number of landmark clinical studies in the field of MS have been published, shaping how the disease is treated.

Jan 5, 2018 @08:30 AM
This article highlights 5 case reports that document some of the most unusual medical cases published in medical literature.

Jan 3, 2018 @07:36 AM
This is the second part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and negative manner.

Jan 2, 2018 @04:01 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with Sublocade that every pharmacist should know.

Dec 26, 2017 @08:10 AM
This is the first part of a series on how pharmacy professionals have been depicted on TV, both in a positive and negative manner.

Dec 21, 2017 @08:38 AM
Danielle McDonald, PharmD, talks about her residency at Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey.

Dec 4, 2017 @09:08 AM
The medication is indicated for the long-term, once-daily maintenance treatment of patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Nov 27, 2017 @01:00 PM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical trials in the field of hypertension have been published, shaping how the disease is treated.

Oct 9, 2017 @01:53 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a PGY-2 pharmacy residency in psychiatry?

Oct 3, 2017 @09:11 AM
There are several key therapeutics areas of which to be aware.

Oct 2, 2017 @02:31 AM
This article will highlight four tips that can all pharmacists to help pay off student loans faster.

Sep 20, 2017 @07:47 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies in the field of psychiatry have been published, shaping how we treat mental illness. Here are 5 that every pharmacist should know about.

Sep 7, 2017 @01:27 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with Vosevi that every pharmacist should know.

Aug 31, 2017 @04:42 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a PGY-2 pharmacy residency in pain management and palliative care?

Aug 30, 2017 @09:54 PM
There are two recently approved medications for this condition.

Aug 25, 2017 @03:47 AM
A number of landmark clinical studies on lipid lowering and cardiovascular health have been published, shaping how patients are treated.

Aug 10, 2017 @04:42 AM
This article highlights 5 published case reports that document accidental administrations of medications following pharmacy or nursing errors.

Aug 7, 2017 @08:24 AM
This article will describe the unusual discovery of 5 commonly prescribed medications, many of which were through serendipitous events.

Jun 16, 2017 @05:51 AM
This article will describe the unusual discovery of 5 commonly prescribed medications, many of which were through serendipitous events.

Jun 15, 2017 @12:05 PM
This article highlights 5 published case reports that document unusual drug overdoses.

Jun 15, 2017 @05:11 AM
This article will describe the unusual discovery of 5 commonly prescribed medications, many of which occurred through serendipitous events.

Jun 13, 2017 @06:49 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on smoking cessation pharmacotherapy have been published, shaping how we treat people today. Here are 5 of those that every pharmacist should know:

May 24, 2017 @08:33 AM
This article will highlight several key therapeutics areas with Xadago that every pharmacist should know.

May 15, 2017 @07:08 AM
This article will detail my personal experience refinancing my loans after graduating pharmacy school and important considerations to think about during the process.

Apr 27, 2017 @12:45 PM
This article will highlight the available clinical evidence showing the role of biological differences in the effectiveness of smoking cessation pharmacotherapy.

Apr 27, 2017 @01:54 AM
This article highlights 5 published case reports that document unusually high doses of medications that are not often seen in clinical practice.

Apr 6, 2017 @03:35 AM
In this column, I present my top 5 movie recommendations for pharmacy students.

Apr 3, 2017 @02:12 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on COPD have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today.

Mar 22, 2017 @02:27 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a PGY-2 pharmacy residency in critcal care?

Mar 7, 2017 @06:34 AM
This article will highlight several key therapeutics areas with lixisenatide that every pharmacist should know.

Feb 23, 2017 @09:30 AM
This article highlights 5 published case reports that document medications causing unusual side effects that have not been readily seen in the literature.

Feb 21, 2017 @01:43 AM
On February 15 2017, Governor Chris Christie of New Jersey signed legislation aimed to curb the state’s opioid addiction epidemic

Feb 20, 2017 @01:20 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a post-graduate year 2 pharmacy residency in infectious disease?

Feb 9, 2017 @02:57 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on asthma have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today.

Jan 18, 2017 @03:20 AM
This article highlights 5 published case reports that document medications treating conditions they aren’t FDA-approved for.

Jan 5, 2017 @02:38 AM
This fixed-dose combination of sofosbuvir and velpatasvir is indicated to treat chronic HCV genotypes 1-6.

Dec 28, 2016 @03:35 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies in virology have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today.

Dec 6, 2016 @03:52 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a post-graduate year 2 pharmacy residency in oncology?

Dec 2, 2016 @02:40 AM
Many students apply for pharmacy residencies without understanding their benefits and disadvantages.

Oct 17, 2016 @02:21 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on CHF have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today. This article is a continuation of 12 Congestive Heart Failure Studies Every Pharmacist Should Know, Part 1.

Oct 12, 2016 @06:56 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies on CHF have been published, shaping how we treat the disease today.

Oct 5, 2016 @08:46 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas with tenofovir alafenamid that every pharmacist should know.

Sep 14, 2016 @03:56 AM
Epinephrine has been a hot topic in the news lately because of the EpiPen's increasing cost.

Sep 8, 2016 @07:39 AM
This article will detail what it means to refinance student loans, the benefits of doing so, common finance terminology, and my own personal experiences.

Aug 23, 2016 @07:19 AM
Patients taking mediations for both HIV and HCV must be closely monitored for drug-drug interactions.

Aug 15, 2016 @02:38 AM
This fixed-dose combination of elbasvir and grazoprevir is indicated to treat chronic HCV genotypes 1 or 4 with or without ribavirin in adults.

Jul 29, 2016 @07:11 AM
Over the years, a number of landmark clinical studies have been published in the diabetes space and shaped how we treat the disease today.

Jul 13, 2016 @03:32 AM
Graduating from pharmacy school or finishing a pharmacy residency starts the pressure to a find a full-time job.

Jul 6, 2016 @01:54 AM
On February 17, 2017, a pharmacist will be climbing Mount Kilimanjaro to support the Multiple Myeloma Research Foundation.

Jun 28, 2016 @06:04 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas for naloxone that every pharmacist should know.

Jun 23, 2016 @04:21 AM
New data from the EMPA-REG OUTCOME trial showed the sodium-glucose cotransporter 2 (SGLT2) inhibitor empagliflozin (Jardiance) significantly reduced the incidence of worsening kidney disease in type 2 diabetes patients.

Jun 8, 2016 @02:51 AM
Do you understand the FDA's definition and requirements for bioequivalence?

Jun 1, 2016 @02:01 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas for PCSK9 inhibitors that every pharmacist should know.

May 26, 2016 @03:05 AM
Learning how to effectively study in pharmacy school is one of the biggest challenges students initially face.

May 19, 2016 @03:49 AM
An antiplatelet agent wasn't significantly superior to aspirin in preventing a composite of stroke, myocardial infarction, or death in patients with acute ischemic stroke or transient ischemic attack in the SOCRATES trial.

May 12, 2016 @04:27 AM
This article highlights several key therapeutics areas for insulin degludec that every pharmacist should know.

Mar 31, 2016 @09:14 AM
Have you ever considered pursuing a post-graduate year 2 pharmacy residency in neurology?

Mar 28, 2016 @06:15 AM
Mobile applications are an essential resource for all pharmacy residents.

Mar 22, 2016 @03:15 AM
The results of this year's pharmacy residency Match have been released, stirring up a range of emotions among applicants across the country.

Mar 15, 2016 @02:37 AM
Black box warnings are the strictest labeling requirements that the FDA can mandate for prescription drugs.

Feb 22, 2016 @03:25 AM
With thousands of FDA-approved medications on the market, it can be difficult for pharmacists to stay up-to-date on drug name pronunciations.

Feb 15, 2016 @03:22 AM
If you've ever wondered where the best places are to work as a pharmacy technician, look no further.

Feb 2, 2016 @02:46 AM
The following is a list of 10 harmful and potentially deadly side effects of commonly prescribed medications.

Jan 18, 2016 @02:14 AM
With so many PCAT review books on the market, how can you decide which is best?

Jan 5, 2016 @09:01 AM
How many of these off-label uses have you seen before?

Dec 21, 2015 @03:51 AM
Have you ever wondered what opportunities exist for pharmacists in managed care organizations?

Nov 3, 2015 @04:20 AM
MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts, continued to celebrate what is nationally recognized as American Pharmacists Month as the month of October came to a close.

Oct 29, 2015 @05:26 AM
What are the best places in the country for pharmacists?

Oct 10, 2015 @10:00 AM
ASHP Midyear is a great opportunity to learn about the benefits of completing a pharmacy residency.

Sep 9, 2015 @04:06 AM
How many of these drug name origins are you familiar with?

Aug 17, 2015 @02:04 AM
How will these changes affect your residency application process?

Jul 13, 2015 @01:15 AM
Have you ever wondered what opportunities exist for pharmacy technicians?

Jul 2, 2015 @01:28 AM
Are you familiar with these pharmacy laws?

May 28, 2015 @03:50 AM
The following tips will ensure you appropriately manage your finances after graduation.

May 12, 2015 @01:20 AM
Use these review guides to pass the MPJE.

Apr 27, 2015 @01:58 AM
Commonly prescribed heartburn medication may increase the risk of kidney injury in older patients.

Apr 6, 2015 @02:38 AM
Have you ever wondered what role pharmacists can play in treating animals?

Mar 23, 2015 @01:27 AM
This year's pharmacy residency matches have been released, stirring up emotions ranging from sheer satisfaction to dread and panic.

Mar 10, 2015 @01:06 AM
A review of the evidence and possible explanations.

Mar 5, 2015 @02:42 AM
A poorly written résumé can lead to missed job opportunities. Learn how to avoid several all-too-common mistakes.

Feb 2, 2015 @02:17 AM
Medications with strong anticholinergic activity can increase the risk of developing dementia.

Jan 25, 2015 @11:28 AM
With so many NAPLEX review books on the market, how can you decide which one is best?

Jan 13, 2015 @02:40 AM
Ever consider pursuing a pharmacy residency? Hear from a current PGY-2 resident on her experiences.

Dec 16, 2014 @05:25 AM
A new study suggests laughing gas may play a role in the treatment of depression.

Dec 3, 2014 @02:21 AM
Looking for tips to standout in your next interview?

Nov 24, 2014 @02:29 AM
Networking is one of the most important aspects to ensure your success in pharmacy.

Nov 18, 2014 @02:14 AM
Given the expanding role for pharmacists in the pharmaceutical industry, hear one pharmacist's experience on completing a pharmacy fellowship.

Nov 4, 2014 @02:26 AM
A résumé is one of the first components of an application that an employer will view. How does yours standout?

Oct 31, 2014 @01:46 AM
Students at MCPHS University celebrated American Pharmacists Month.

Oct 27, 2014 @02:10 AM
Two groups of students from MCPHS University were named winners of the People's Choice Poster Competition at the 10th Annual New England Pharmacists Convention.

Oct 20, 2014 @04:52 AM
Though the fall semester is underway, it's not too late to change your studying habits.

Oct 14, 2014 @01:37 AM
Ever wonder what opportunities exist within the field of pharmacy?

Oct 8, 2014 @03:27 AM
Podcasts offer students a great way to stay current on events and supplement learning from class.

Oct 3, 2014 @04:02 AM
Deciding whether to pursue a PGY-1 Pharmacy Residency is a big task. Why not ask someone who's already there?

Sep 29, 2014 @02:04 AM
Getting involved in pharmacy organizations can promote leadership, teamwork, and time management skills. It's important to find the right organization for you.