This podcast will review the current guidelines and summarize recent literature evaluating the use of aspirin for primary prevention. Additionally, the speakers will discuss how to talk with patients about the use of aspirin in primary prevention and when to desprescribe vs. continue therapy.
Cindy King, PharmD, BCACP, is an ambulatory care pharmacy specialist at MetroHealth System focused on chronic disease management in diabetes, hyperlipidemia, hypertension, COPD, asthma, and tobacco cessation. Additionally, at Metrohealth, she serves as the Director of the PGY1 and PGY2 Ambulatory Care Residency Programs and the lead for the Ohio Department of Medicaid CGM pilot. She is an associate professor of pharmacy practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University. Cindy currently serves on the ASHP SACP SAG on Clinical Pharmacy Advancement.
Alexander Hoffman, PharmD, MEd, BCPS, CDCES, is an Ambulatory Care Clinical Pharmacy Specialist with the Cleveland Clinic and an Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice at Northeast Ohio Medical University. He completed his Doctor of Pharmacy degree at Ohio Northern University, his Masters of Education at Cleveland State University, and his PGY1 Pharmacy Residency at Kaiser Permanente Medical Plan of Ohio. His research interests include pharmacy interventions in primary care, medical education, mentoring, professional development, and graphic medicine.
Maria F. Bowen, PharmD, is a Medication Safety and Drug Information Specialist at University Hospitals Health System. She received her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University Raabe College of Pharmacy. She completed a PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency at University Hospitals Portage Medical Center and a PGY2 Medication-Use Safety and Policy Residency at Children's Hospital Colorado.