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If you are training to become a pharmacist, you will have had experience with pharmacy case studies. But why are pharmacy case studies so important?

As a qualifying pharmacist, case studies bring together the threads of study over the past four years. This includes your study of subjects such as:

  • Pharmacology
  • Pharmaceutical chemistry
  • Pharmaceutics
  • Clinical pharmacy practice

In practice, pharmacists are expected to draw on this knowledge and clinically apply it where necessary. These subjects feed into one another where knowledge of one subject became necessary to advance in a second subject and so forth. University staff overseeing the course structure put that structure together with these factors in mind. Pharmacy case studies are an important component, often toward the end of your pharmacy degree, that aim to establish the most relevant details that play a role in the career of a qualified pharmacist.

Case studies give pharmacy students an opportunity to test their understanding of a specialist topic. This may be anything from the formulation and dosing of medicines; to a drug’s mechanism of action, drug interactions, and clinical appropriateness for a medicine in a given scenario for a patient with specific factors to keep in mind. Evidently, this takes practice. There are many possible case study scenarios to consider. It can be difficult to always get things right.

Case studies are, then, a special kind of barometer through which we measure the professional competency of pharmacy students .

That is why pharmacy case studies are popular in degree programs – forcing students to think critically about a given topic – whether it be blood diagnostics, epidemiology, treatment options, or drug monitoring – tying together their past year’s study and how to apply this knowledge to (potentially) real-life situations.

Below, we’ve put together an introductory case study to provide you with a clear example of what kinds of questions can be asked and how best you should approach each question. With enough practice, clinical case studies become that much easier. And with time, students learn to enjoy case studies – as they are often your first direct experience of learning real and relevant facts that have an impact on your long-term professional career.

Pharmacy Case Study – Osteoporosis

A 49-year old woman with osteoporosis has been taking Fosamax for 6-months. She visits her GP complaining of acid reflux and pain radiating down her esophagus.

  • What is the active ingredient of Fosamax?
  • What is the mechanism of action of this medicine?
  • Suggest a reason why this patient is taking Fosamax.
  • How should the GP respond to the patient’s symptoms?
  • What foods and/or medicines should the patient avoid?


The questions ask more about the medicine – how it works, what it’s indicated for, how the GP should respond to patient symptoms and what interactions, from both food and drug sources, the prescriber and pharmacist must consider.

A – The active ingredient of Fosamax is alendronate; a bisphosphonate drug.

B – Alendronate works by inhibiting osteoclast-mediated bone resorption (the process whereby bone is broken down and minerals are released into the blood).

C – As a 49-year old woman, the patient is likely post-menopausal. Bisphosphonates are routinely prescribed to prevent osteoporosis in these patients.

D – The patient may be improperly administering the medicine. Patients who do not follow the correct protocol of administering bisphosphonates are likely to experience specific symptoms, particularly relating to the esophagus and GI tract. Patients should be counseled to take the medicine in the morning on an empty stomach, whilst remaining upright, and taken with a full glass of water. This eases the bisphosphonate through the digestive tract without irritating the esophageal wall. Patients should avoid taking and food or medicines, both before and for at least 30-minutes after taking the bisphosphonate.

E – Two groups of medicines should be avoided. First, NSAIDs should be avoided; as they increase the risk of gastrointestinal side effects. Second, patients should avoid foods or supplements that contain multivalent ions such as magnesium, aluminum, or calcium. This category includes dairy products and antacids. As we learned above, bisphosphonates should be avoided with these medicines/foods for at least 30-minutes after the bisphosphonate has been taken (on an empty stomach).

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The more pharmacy case studies you practice , the better prepared you are for the needs and demands that present during the licensing end of your pharmacy program. Pharmacy case studies help guide students through the must-know clinical facts about drugs and medicines; both theoretical and practical knowledge.

Clinical case studies are one of the ways in which students make the transition between an experienced, knowledgeable student and a clinical professional whose expertise can be trusted in the real world. Case studies bring pharmacy students to the next level. The more practice you put in, the better results you can expect as you progress through the licensing stage of your nascent career. That, in the end, is what matters.

That’s about it for our discussion of case studies! Check back to our pharmacy blog soon for more exclusive content to help you master the science of drugs and medicines and build your long-term career.

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Common side effects would be included in all major compendia (e.g., Micromedex® 2.0, Clinical Pharmacology, or Facts & Comparisons) which would be a good initial search. In addition, some of the adverse effect specific resources (e.g., Meyler's Side Effects of Drugs) would be appropriate to consult for less common side effects.


There are a variety of resources that could be consulted for this information including the text Drugs in Pregnancy and Lactation or some of the major compendia (possibly, Micromedex® 2.0 or Clinical Pharmacology).

The resources classify levofloxacin as an agent with unknown safety, but likely to be safe.

In order to best answer this question, the requestor should determine if the disease state has other treatment options which have more data available and if the infant is receiving any formula supplementation.


The student might start a search for general information in a toxicology text such as Goldfrank's Toxicologic Emergencies. That could be followed with a search in Micromedex® 2.0 to find some general toxicology information; specifically the POISINDEX component of that resource would provide comprehensive information on this topic.

The student would do best to search using the generic name of the medication, in this case using chlorpheniramine.


In a case you are not familiar with a term, a general Internet search might be a good start to help streamline your search. An Internet search shows that AMDUCA stands for Animal Medicinal Drug Use Clarification Act of 1994. Knowing that the term refers to a specific piece of legislation, you would be prompted to consider searching the American Veterinarian Medical Association web page or Food and Drug Administration web page.


Since this would be an off-label use, there may be less data in the tertiary resources. In this case it is likely more efficient to do a search in the secondary resources. Medline is a good place to start.

Initially conducting a search with no restrictions/limits ensures that valuable information is not missed.

If the initial search yields a significant number of results, then a restriction to human clinical trials would be beneficial. When conducting this search, it is important to realize that the term female sexual arousal disorder has changed over time, so maybe a more general search for female sexual dysfunctions will give more responses. In addition, searching for the specific drug sildenafil will yield useful data, but expanding the search using the class of drugs will provide more data.


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  • 001 Case 001. Practice Case Case 001. Practice Case
  • 002 Case 002. Hypertension Case 002. Hypertension
  • 003 Case 003. Uncontrolled Hypertension Case 003. Uncontrolled Hypertension
  • 004 Case 004. Heart Failure Case 004. Heart Failure
  • 005 Case 005. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease Case 005. Stable Ischemic Heart Disease
  • 006 Case 006. Acute Coronary Syndromes Case 006. Acute Coronary Syndromes
  • 007 Case 007. Atrial Fibrillation Case 007. Atrial Fibrillation
  • 008 Case 008. Deep Vein Thrombosis Case 008. Deep Vein Thrombosis
  • 009 Case 009. Ischemic Stroke Case 009. Ischemic Stroke
  • 010 Case 010. Dyslipidemia Case 010. Dyslipidemia
  • 011 Case 011. Hypovolemic Shock Case 011. Hypovolemic Shock
  • 012 Case 012. Chronic Asthma Case 012. Chronic Asthma
  • 013 Case 013. Acute Asthma Exacerbation Case 013. Acute Asthma Exacerbation
  • 014 Case 014. COPD Case 014. COPD
  • 015 Case 015. Cystic Fibrosis Case 015. Cystic Fibrosis
  • 016 Case 016. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease Case 016. Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease
  • 017 Case 017. Peptic Ulcer Disease Case 017. Peptic Ulcer Disease
  • 018 Case 018. Ulcerative Colitis Case 018. Ulcerative Colitis
  • 019 Case 019. Nausea and Vomiting Case 019. Nausea and Vomiting
  • 020 Case 020. Diarrhea Case 020. Diarrhea
  • 021 Case 021. Constipation Case 021. Constipation
  • 022 Case 022. Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension Case 022. Cirrhosis and Portal Hypertension
  • 023 Case 023. Hepatitis B Case 023. Hepatitis B
  • 024 Case 024. Hepatitis C Case 024. Hepatitis C
  • 025 Case 025. Acute Kidney Injury Case 025. Acute Kidney Injury
  • 026 Case 026. Chronic Kidney Disease Case 026. Chronic Kidney Disease
  • 027 Case 027. Chronic Kidney Disease: End Stage Renal Disease Case 027. Chronic Kidney Disease: End Stage Renal Disease
  • 028 Case 028. Euvolemic Hyponatremia Case 028. Euvolemic Hyponatremia
  • 029 Case 029. Hypovolemic Hyponatremia Case 029. Hypovolemic Hyponatremia
  • 030 Case 030. Hyperkalemia Case 030. Hyperkalemia
  • 031 Case 031. Metabolic Alkalosis Case 031. Metabolic Alkalosis
  • 032 Case 032. Epilepsy Case 032. Epilepsy
  • 033 Case 033. Status Epilepticus Case 033. Status Epilepticus
  • 034 Case 034. Parkinson Disease Case 034. Parkinson Disease
  • 035 Case 035. Acute Pain Management Case 035. Acute Pain Management
  • 036 Case 036. Chronic Pain Case 036. Chronic Pain
  • 037 Case 037. Headache Case 037. Headache
  • 038 Case 038. Alzheimer Disease Case 038. Alzheimer Disease
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  • 040 Case 040. Schizophrenia Case 040. Schizophrenia
  • 041 Case 041. Depression Case 041. Depression
  • 042 Case 042. Bipolar Disorder Case 042. Bipolar Disorder
  • 043 Case 043. Anxiety Case 043. Anxiety
  • 044 Case 044. Sleep Disorders Case 044. Sleep Disorders
  • 045 Case 045. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Case 045. Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
  • 046 Case 046. Substance-Related Disorders Case 046. Substance-Related Disorders
  • 047 Case 047. Diabetic Ketoacidosis Case 047. Diabetic Ketoacidosis
  • 048 Case 048. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus Case 048. Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
  • 049 Case 049. Diabetes and Pain Case 049. Diabetes and Pain
  • 050 Case 050. Thyroid Disorders Case 050. Thyroid Disorders
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  • 057 Case 057. Erectile Dysfunction Case 057. Erectile Dysfunction
  • 058 Case 058. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia Case 058. Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia
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  • 060 Case 060. Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions Case 060. Drug Hypersensitivity Reactions
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  • 063 Case 063. Rheumatoid Arthritis Case 063. Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • 064 Case 064. Osteoarthritis Case 064. Osteoarthritis
  • 065 Case 065. Gout and Hyperuricemia Case 065. Gout and Hyperuricemia
  • 066 Case 066. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma Case 066. Primary Open-Angle Glaucoma
  • 067 Case 067. Allergic Rhinitis Case 067. Allergic Rhinitis
  • 068 Case 068. Conjunctivitis Case 068. Conjunctivitis
  • 069 Case 069. Psoriasis Case 069. Psoriasis
  • 070 Case 070. Acne Case 070. Acne
  • 071 Case 071. Dermatitis Case 071. Dermatitis
  • 072 Case 072. Anemia Case 072. Anemia
  • 073 Case 073. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia Case 073. Vitamin B12 Deficiency Anemia
  • 074 Case 074. Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia Case 074. Folic Acid Deficiency Anemia
  • 075 Case 075. Sickle Cell Disease Case 075. Sickle Cell Disease
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  • 088 Case 088. Syphilis Case 088. Syphilis
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  • 090 Case 090. Acute Osteomyelitis Case 090. Acute Osteomyelitis
  • 091 Case 091. Sepsis Case 091. Sepsis
  • 092 Case 092. Dermatophytosis Case 092. Dermatophytosis
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  • 094 Case 094. Invasive Fungal Infections Case 094. Invasive Fungal Infections
  • 095 Case 095. Pediatric Immunizations Case 095. Pediatric Immunizations
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  • 098 Case 098. Breast Cancer Case 098. Breast Cancer
  • 099 Case 099. Colon Cancer Case 099. Colon Cancer
  • 100 Case 100. Acute Leukemias Case 100. Acute Leukemias
  • 101 Case 101. Parenteral Nutrition Case 101. Parenteral Nutrition
  • 102 Case 102. Obesity Case 102. Obesity

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Pharmacists and healthcare practitioners are required to demonstrate knowledge and understanding of the application of therapeutics in clinical practice. Pharmacists must ensure patient safety and achieve desired health outcomes through effective decision-making. The idea of designing these case studies is to meet the needs and challenges of a modern pharmacy undergraduate curriculum. Case studies are increasingly used in pharmacy undergraduate as well as postgraduate education.

Each chapter contains five case studies, increasing in complexity from those we would expect first-year students to complete (Level 1) through to cases designed for fourth-year/pre-registration students (Level M). The chapters have been designed to follow approximately the British National Formulary chapters for ease of use. Case study scenarios include both community and hospital pharmacy situations as suited to the disease and pharmaceutical care provision.

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Cardiovascular case studies by Narinder Bhalla

Case study level 1 – Angina Case study level 2 – Hypertension Case study level 3 – Atrial fibrillation Case study level Ma – Heart failure Case study level Mb – Myocardial infarction

Respiratory system case studies by Soraya Dhillon and Andrzej Kostrzewski

Case study level 1 – Asthma – community Case study level 2 – Asthma – acute on chronic Case study level 3 – Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) with co-morbidity Case study level Ma – COPD Case study level Mb – Brittle asthma

Obstetrics, gynaecology and UTI case studies by Alka Mistry

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Liver disease case studies by Caron Weeks and Mark Tomlin

Case study level 1 – Alcoholic cirrhosis; alcohol withdrawal Case study level 2 – Alcoholic cirrhosis; management of bleeding risk and treatment for the maintenance of alcohol abstinence Case study level 3 – Hepatic encephalopathy and ascites Case study level Ma – Pulmonary tuberculosis Case study level Mb – Liver failure  
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Introduction: Four Questions of Ethics

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The introduction provides a short orientation to the major questions of normative ethical theory with reference to and examples from the practice of pharmacy. At the most general level, ethics addresses the source, meaning, and justification of ethical claims and distinguishes between facts and evaluations (ethical and nonethical). Next, it distinguishes between the two major answers to the question of what kinds of acts are right, answers based on consequences and those based on duty. The third question is how rules apply to specific situations, distinguishing between more situational approaches and those that apply rules more rigidly. Finally, the chapter takes up the question of what ought to be done in specific cases, considering what should be done when moral rules and principles conflict.

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Seven of the hardest pharmacy interview questions and how to answer them

Some questions asked in job interviews can be a challenge, even for an experienced pharmacist. What are prospective employers hoping to find out from the trickiest questions and how should you tackle them?

A candidate during an interview talks with the interviewees

Being interviewed for a new job can be intimidating at any stage of a pharmacist’s career. Although some questions are asked in almost every interview, knowing how to answer them honestly while showcasing the traits that employers are looking for can still be a challenge. The following seven questions, submitted by pharmacists via social media and online forums, are considered to be particularly problematic.

What would you do if a consultant or GP does not want to change a medicine you believe is not appropriate for a particular patient?

“This question should be anticipated for junior or newly qualified [pharmacist] posts,” says Dennis Lauder, chief pharmacist at NHS Frimley Health Foundation Trust. Any answer to such a question should consider “how to demonstrate confidence and assertiveness in the situation and how they would maintain a dialogue with fellow professionals,” he adds.

Candidates attempting this type of question should not include “any suggestion of direct criticism of the prescribing habits of fellow professionals,” Lauder explains, but notes that answers should also not imply that a GP or consultant should not be questioned.

Gurjinder Bhella, chief pharmacist at Black Country Partnership NHS Foundation Trust, agrees. “A common pitfall is to say that the doctor knows the patients and is more experienced so I would not challenge him,” he says. “We always ask this question twice to push the candidate: ‘The medic insists — now what do you do?’”

However, this type of hypothetical question may be challenging to score, particularly if an employer is trying to compare a large number of candidates, so it may be avoided in interviews given by community pharmacy multiples or other large pharmacy employers. Bernadette Brown, owner of Cadham Pharmacy in Scotland, says she would be more likely to phrase the question as: “Tell me about a time where you had to withhold dispensing a product owing to patient safety concerns and how you resolved this with the prescriber. How did you communicate your concerns?”

She explains that she would be disappointed if candidates said they would dispense a product despite being concerned about the patient’s safety. She adds: “I would also not want a confrontational candidate who barges in. I need people who are calm and can build relationships with my GP colleagues so that, if faced with a difficult conversation, it can be done in a supportive and friendly yet assertive manner.”

Can you tell me about a time things happened in a way they were not supposed to?

“This is a standard competency-based interview question where the interviewee is expected to give a real life example from personal experience that shows how they dealt with a particular problem or setback,” explains Lauder.

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Chief pharmacist Dennis Lauder says candidates should try to demonstrate an all-round optimistic attitude with a desire to succeed, but with a degree of humility

A spokesperson from community pharmacy chain Boots says that, in this type of competency-based question, the candidate should think carefully to choose an example that gives them the opportunity to display the behaviours the interviewer is looking for. “This may mean that the example might not display a career highlight because it is more important to showcase the behaviour that is being asked about,” the spokesperson says.

Don’t leave the response hanging on a bad or negative experience — always turn it into a positive one

To answer a competency question, a candidate should focus on three aspects, they explain: “Firstly, they should describe briefly the context around the situation they are describing. Secondly, explain what they did — the key actions and approach they took. Thirdly, explain what the results and outcomes were, so that the interviewer can understand the impact of the behaviours on the situation.”

Both Boots and Bhella emphasise the importance of making the example personal. Bhella comments that weak examples include those where the candidate had little impact or influence on the eventual improvements.

Lauder highlights that the more senior the post the candidate is applying for, the more complex the example situation that would be expected. “Emphasise the reflection with some insightful analysis and make suggestions as to how things would go differently in the future in light of this experience,” he recommends. “Don’t leave the response hanging on a bad or negative experience — always turn it into a positive one.”

Brown says she would be more likely to ask candidates to tell her about a situation with staff or customers where something unexpected took place and explain how they handled it. “A model answer for me would include a description of the event and how it impacted on the team,” she notes. She adds that it would be important that they kept calm, organised and delegated appropriately and had safety as their paramount consideration.

How would your friends describe you?

“It is always interesting to reflect on how we come across to others,” explains Brown. “Because we work in big teams in community pharmacy, both in the pharmacy and the broader primary care settings, we have to have a level of self awareness.” She would encourage candidates to reflect on why their friends might say particular things about them: “If they give good examples to back this up it means that they are considerate of others.”

However, Bhella believes the question is limited in nature. “It is easy to list several positive traits but the question does not elicit examples or evidence from the experience of the individual.”

clinical pharmacy case study questions

Courtesy of Gurjinder Bhella

Chief pharmacist Gurjinder Bhella emphasises that he would rather candidates did not guess if they did not know the answer to a question

Lauder agrees, noting that, with preparation, anyone should be able to give the ‘correct’ response. He explains that the question may be looking to see if the candidate is self-aware and will indicate how the interviewee would like to be perceived. “It’s a common question, so think in advance about how you will answer it,” he suggests. “Try to demonstrate an all-round optimistic attitude with a desire to succeed, but with a degree of humility.”

He adds: “Avoid the standard ‘honest, reliable, friendly, approachable’ type responses that everyone would give thinking this is what the interviewers want to hear.”

What is the impact of the Francis report* on pharmacy?

“This demonstrates that the candidate has read relevant papers to pharmacy and has made some efforts to understand the wider healthcare environment,” notes Bhella.

Lauder emphasises: “This has become a common question so there is no excuse for not having knowledge of the report and some insight into the relevance to pharmacy.”

However, Bhella says it’s worse to guess. “I’d prefer the candidate to admit openly they were not aware of the paper or had not read it if that were the case,” he explains.

He believes that candidates should give a brief summary of what led to the inquiry, including a few highlights that caused such a public reaction. “Key points to note include raising concerns, how pharmacists were as culpable as other healthcare professionals, and the duty of care to patients that is shared by all,” he adds.

Lauder would not personally ask potential employees this question, though: “There are newer, hotter topics in the world of the NHS and hospital pharmacy, such as the Carter review**.”

Where do you see yourself in five years?

“A common pitfall is focusing an answer based on what the candidate thinks the organisation is looking for,” says the Boots spokesperson. “It is far preferable to answer based on where the candidate’s passions lie to ensure the best fit for a role.”

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Source: Scottish Pharmacist

Demonstrating loyalty and continuity is important to community pharmacy employer Bernadette Brown

For Brown, demonstrating continuity and loyalty is important. “I once interviewed a girl with loads of red flags. She had several jobs and in each one she got an extra qualification and then left not long after they had trained her,” she remembers. “A great answer is that they are looking to have a career with me and we can look to find ways to fulfil those goals together. If I can see a way to help them progress and give them the opportunity to flourish, they are much more likely to want to be with my company in five years.”

A common pitfall is focusing an answer based on what the candidate thinks the organisation is looking for

Lauder notes: “Usually interviewers asking this question are looking for drive, ambition and a clear statement about a career path.” He suggests beginning with the job you are being interviewed for and explaining your reasons for applying. “If there are definite training opportunities, for example, a postgraduate diploma or independent prescribing qualification, that are part of in-house development then explain how achieving this will provide additional experience for future moves. If you have a definite idea as to how you want to specialise then it is okay to mention it, but don’t limit your options,” he says.

What salary are you expecting?

This question relates mainly to those applying for roles outside the NHS because those within the NHS adhere to the pay bands according to Agenda for Change, the fixed salary strategy for the NHS.

Within community pharmacy, the Boots spokesperson explains: “This is where the interviewer seeks to understand more about the candidate’s geographical mobility, current driving licence or access to transport, current salary and future expectations.” They add that this type of question is not scored but help both the hiring manager and candidate to establish suitability for the role.

If you’re newly qualified, don’t go too far outside the rate for starting salaries

Be aware of the market, Lauder advises. “If you’re newly qualified, don’t go too far outside the rate for starting salaries. Presumably there would be an indicative salary in the advert — if not, ring up to find out in advance of the interview.” He says: “Avoid coming out with a specific figure — try to find out from them first.”

As an independent pharmacy owner, Brown believes asking this question is a must. “Candidates need to come to the interview and have a clear idea of what salary they believe the job is worth. However, for me, it is more the overall experience the job can provide and additional terms and conditions that can make or break a person’s decision to come to work for you,” she says, adding: “Money is not the be all and end all of that particular conversation for me. It opens up expectations.”

If you were a drug, what drug would you be and why?

This might be asked to see how the interviewee reacts to an ‘off-the-wall’ question, according to Lauder. Bhella agrees: “This will show how well the candidate can think on their feet. This should, however, be demonstrated throughout the rest of the formal process of interview and assessment.” He adds that he would expect this question to be asked at the end of the interview to relax the candidate and make them smile.

Brown suggests heart medicines might be a good choice. “They work hard, are dependable, and you could not do without them. They are often needed with other medicines so imply you would be part of a bigger team.”

*The Francis report, which was published in February 2013, looked into the failings of care at Mid Staffordshire NHS Foundation Trust. **The Carter review, published in February 2016, investigated efficiency in hospitals.

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Case Studies

CK is a 73-year-old man with persistent atrial fibrillation (AF), hypertension, and a family history of thyroid disease. He has been treated with dronedarone 400 mg twice daily for the past 3 months following successful electrical cardioversion. He comes to the pharmacy today to pick up a refill of dronedarone. CK tells the pharmacist, “I’ve always read about amiodarone being used for AF. My cardiologist called dronedarone a ‘sister drug’ to amiodarone.” CK is unclear about the difference between the 2 drugs and whether dronedarone is the right choice for him.

How should the pharmacist counsel CK on his prescription?

PT is a 65-year old man with diabetes and hypertension, who is recently diagnosed with new-onset AF. PT comes to the pharmacy with a new prescription for clopidogrel 75 mg daily and instructions to purchase and take aspirin 81 mg daily. PT is well known by the pharmacist as being nonadherent with both his medications and his doctors’ visits. When dropping off his prescription, PT tells the pharmacist that he is concerned that he may not be getting the best therapy. He notes a friend of his has had AF for many years and has been taking warfarin to prevent strokes.

How should the pharmacist respond to PT?

Case 1: Amiodarone is an effective antiarrhythmic for maintenance of normal sinus rhythm in AF but can cause significant adverse effects, such as pulmonary fibrosis, thyroid and hepatic dysfunction, and - others. Like amiodarone, dronedarone is a class III antiarrhythmic. It is structurally similar to amio darone (lacks an iodine moiety, but may be associated with fewer drug-related toxicities). The 2011 American College of Cardiology Foundation (ACCF)/American Heart Association (AHA)/ - Heart Rhythm Society (HRS) update of the AF guidelines recommends dronedarone as a reason able option to decrease hospitalization for cardiovascular events in patients with paroxysmal AF or after conversion of persistent AF (a class IIa/B recommendation). In 1 large randomized controlled trial, dronedarone significantly reduced the combined end point of death and cardiovascular <.001). In patients with hypertension P hospitalizations compared with placebo (31.9% vs 39.4%, without left ventricular hypertrophy (dronedarone is contraindicated in patients with class IV heart failure or patients who have had an episode of acute decompensated heart failure in the past 4 weeks, due to increased mortality in such patients), dronedarone is now preferred over amiodarone for the maintenance of sinus rhythm due to a more favorable side effect profile and decreased risk of hospitalizations. The pharmacist should counsel CK that dronedarone is an appropriate therapy for his AF and is recommended by national consensus guidelines.

Case 2: AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia and is associated with a 5-fold increased risk of stroke. PT’s risk of stroke is “moderate,” or about 4% per year, based upon a CHADS 2 score of 2 (1 point each for diabetes and hypertension). PT is correct that warfarin is the most common agent used for stroke prevention; however, his car diologist is likely hesitant to start him on it because of his lower likelihood of adherence to warfarin and required international normalized ratio (INR) checks. According to the new 2011 ACCF/AHA/HRS AF guidelines, clopidogrel plus aspirin may be an alter native agent used in order to reduce the risk of major vascular events, including stroke, in patients - for whom oral anticoagulation therapy with warfarin is considered unsuitable due to patient pref erence or physician assessment of patient’s ability to safely sustain anticoagulation (a Class IIb/B recommendation). Of note, clinical trials suggest that the combination of clopidogrel and aspirin is less efficacious than warfarin at reducing stroke (albeit better than aspirin alone), but likely safer in patients who are unwilling or unable to adhere to warfarin therapy and required INR monitoring. Consequently, the pharmacist should feel comfortable reassuring PT that he is receiving stroke prevention therapy consistent with the national consensus guidelines.

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Dr. Coleman is associate professor of pharmacy practice and director of the pharmacoeconomics and outcomes studies group at the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy. Mr. Straznitskas is a PharmD candidate from the University of Connecticut School of Pharmacy.

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