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Mark Munger, PharmD, FCCP, FACC

Mark Munger, PharmD, FCCP, FACC, writes about medical matters of the heart and other internal organs.

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“Goal-directed use of antihypertensives and statin drugs appear to be effective strategies to reduce atrial fibrillation incidence, morbidity, and mortality,” says Mark Munger, PharmD.
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Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why careful observation of patients being treated with ACEi based on salt classification may be warranted in patients with active symptoms or with a family history of schizophrenia.
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Mark Munger, PharmD, reviews the HHS Million Hearts Initiative that was launched in 2012, and asks the questions: “What is the Pharmacy National Initiative? Do we have one?”
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“The SGLT2i are an expensive group of drugs in comparison to other goal-directed medical therapies for HfrEF, says Mark Munger, PharmD. “Perhaps this data might assist in formulary decisions and oversight use of these medications.”
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Mark Munger, PharmD, professor, Pharmacotherapy and Internal Medicine, University of Utah, discusses the declining rate of cardiovascular health across the world, and highlights what pharmacists can do in order to help support the 2020 goals set by the American Heart Association.
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Mark Munger, PharmD, discusses recent hypertension research and explains why treatment is important for intensive blood pressure control.
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Mark Munger, PharmD, explains the important role community pharmacists play in patient nutrition, and why pharmacists should continually talk to patients that are non-adherent to medications, especially cardiovascular medications, about the reasons for non-adherence.
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Mark Munger PharmD, discusses Amazon’s online pharmacy and the greater convenience associated with it, but questions if this new service will reduce medication errors that contribute to substantial morbidity and mortality in the US.
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Mark Munger, PharmD, explains why pharmacists—especially around the Halloween season—should be educating parents of the potential for increased risk of food allergies among children who may need emergency or urgent care for tree nut or peanut reactions.
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“Pharmacists should provide clinical services so that if a patient becomes infected with COVID-19, they may be better equipped to reduce the virus health threat,” says Mark Munger, PharmD.
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