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Faculty Publications

Drug Information Group faculty regularly publish articles on a variety of topics in peer-reviewed journals and other educational formats.

Recent Publications (2008 - present)

Spencer S, Majkowski C, Suda KJ. Publication rates and predictors of publication for abstracts presented at American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy (AACP) annual meetings. Am J Pharm Educ. [ahead of print].

Rasmussen JT, Ipema HJ. Formulary considerations for insulins approved through the 505(b)(2) 'follow-on' pathway. Ann Pharmacother. [published online].

Koppen L, Suda K, Rowan S, McGregor J, Evans C. Dentists’ prescribing of antibiotics and opioids to Medicare Part D beneficiaries: medications of high impact to public health. J Am Dent Assoc. 2018;149(8):721-730.

Gabay M. RxLegal: a rapid review of right-to-try. Hosp Pharm.2018;53(4):234-235.

Gabay M. The prescription drug user fee act: cause for concern? Hosp Pharm. 2018;53(2):88-89.

Spencer S, Ipema H, Hartke P, Krueger C, Rodriguez R, Gross AE, Gabay M. Intravenous push administration for antibiotics: An alternative method. Hosp Pharm. 2018;53(3):157-169.

Gabay M. Biosimilar substitution laws. Hosp Pharm. 2017. 52(8):544-545.

Gabay M. Direct and indirect remuneration fees: the controversy continues. Hosp Pharm. 2017;52(11):740-741.

Koppen L, Whitaker A, Rosene A, Beckett R. Effect of berberine alone and in combination for the treatment of hyperlipidemia: a systematic review. J Evid Based Complementary Altern Med. 2017;22(4):956-968.

Gabay M. The evolution of drug information centers and specialists. Hosp Pharm. 2017;52(7):452-453.

Gabay M. 21st Century Cures Act. Hosp Pharm. 2017;52(4):264-265.

Gabay M, Smith J, Chavez M, et al. White paper on natural products. Pharmacotherapy. 2017;37(1):e1-e15.

Afanasjeva J. Administration of injectable vitamin K orally. Hosp Pharm. 2017;52(9):645-649.

Rodriguez R, Kelly B, Moody M. Evaluating the training, responsibilities, and practices of P&T committee members and nonmember contributors. Journal of Managed Care and Specialty Pharmacy. 2017;23(8):868-874.

Rodriguez R, Soni R. Psoriatic arthritis: established, newer, and emerging therapies. Practical Pain Management. 2017;17(6). Available at:

Shah J, Rodriguez R. Are abuse-deterrent opioid products a double-edged sword? Practical Pain Management. 2017;17(4):45-53.

Koppen L, Afanasjeva J. A brief history of the FDA’s role in the ongoing effort to ensure safe opioid use. Practical Pain Management. 2017;17(1). Available at:

Afanasjeva J, Hui RL, Spence MM, et al. Identifying subsequent therapies in patients with advanced non-small-cell lung cancer and factors associated with overall survival. Pharmacotherapy. 2016;36(10):1065-1074.

Rodriguez R. Comparison of indexing times among articles from medical, nursing, and pharmacy journals. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(8):569-575.

Gabay M.  Drug prices: is there a need for transparency?  Hosp Pharm. 2016;51(2):132-133.

Spencer S, Suda KJ, Smith MJ, Huo Z, Bailey L, Stroupe KT. Erectile dysfunction medication use in veterans eligible for Medicare Part D. J Manag Care Spec Pharm. 2016;22(7):818-824.

Bursua A, Hartke PL, Larson CM. Benchmarking and medication error rates. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2016;73(11):744.

Gabay M. Increasing access to naloxone and legal issues. Hosp Pharm. 2016;51(8):633-364.

Hartke P, Afanasjeva J. Sports-related pain: topical treatments. Practical Pain Management. 2016;16(4). Available at:

Hartke PL, Vermeulen LC, Hoffman JM, et al. Accuracy of prescription drug expenditure forecasts published in the AJHP. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(19):1642-1648.

Koppen L, Phillips J, Papageorgiou R. Analysis of reference sources used in drug-related Wikipedia articles. J Med Libr Assoc. 2015;103(3):140-144.

Afanasjeva J. Have you considered a drug information residency? California Journal of Health-System Pharmacy. 2015;27(5):153-156.

Gabay M.  FAST Generics Act of 2015.  Hosp Pharm. 2016;51(1):42-43.

Zych K, Ipema H. Psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis: update in management. Specialty Pharmacy Continuum. January/February 2016. Available at:

Ghaibi S, Ipema HJ, Gabay MG. ASHP guideline on the pharmacist’s role in providing drug information. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2015;72(7):573-577.

Gabay M. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Sudbury (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning: 2015.

Gabay M, McKeever AL. Introduction to drug information practice. In: Gabay M, ed. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Sudbury (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2015:1-10.

Rodriguez RW. Analysis and interpretation of noninferiority trials. In: Gabay M, ed. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Sudbury (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning: 2015;195-212.

Gabay M, Grando Holman Y. Academic detailing and industry relationships. In: Gabay M, ed. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Sudbury (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning: 2015;409-424.

Ipema HJ, Tanzi MG. Medical writing and peer review. In: Gabay M, ed. The Clinical Practice of Drug Information. 1st ed. Sudbury (MA): Jones & Bartlett Learning; 2015:

Gabay MP, Wirth SM, Stachnik JM, Overley CL, Long KE, Bressler LR, Villano JL.  Oral targeted therapies and central nervous system (CNS) metastases.  CNS Drugs. 2015;29(11):935-952.

Gabay M.  Regulation of internet pharmacies: a continual challenge.  Hosp Pharm. 2015;50(8):681-682.

Gabay M. Providing feedback to colleagues: a continual challenge. Hosp Pharm. 2015;50(4):259-260.

Gabay M. Prescription drug monitoring programs. Hosp Pharm. 2015;50(4):277-278.

Reddy A, Gabay M. Brintellix (vortioxetine) review. Illinois Pharmacist. 2014;76(3):26-29.

Gabay M. The Drug Quality and Security Act. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(7):615-616.

Gabay M. USP <800>: Handling hazardous drugs. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(9):811-812.

Krueger C. New treatments for rheumatoid arthritis. Specialty Pharmacy Continuum. 2014;4(3):8-10.

Rodriguez RW. Off-label uses of alvimopan and methylnaltrexone. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014;71(17):1450-1455.

Letarte N, Gabay MP, Bressler LR, Long KE, Stachnik JM, Villano JL. Analyzing temozolomide medication errors: potentially fatal. J Neurooncol. 2014;120(1):111-115.

Fisseha N, Rodriguez R, Ipema H. Olysio (simeprevir) Review. Illinois Pharmacist. 2014;26(2):26-27.

UIC Drug Information Group. Light-sensitive injectable prescription drugs. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(2):136-163.

Gabay M. Federal controlled substances act:  dispensing requirements, electronic prescriptions, and fraudulent prescriptions. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(3):244-246.

Gabay M. A step forward: review of the new California Provider Status law. Hosp Pharm. 2014;49(5):435-436.

Rodriguez RW. Delay in indexing of articles published in major pharmacy practice journals. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2014;71(4):321-324.

Rodriguez RW. How safe is epidural steroid injection? Examining drug-related factors. Practical Pain Management. 2014;14(2):31-35. Available at:

Rodriguez R, Ellinger LK. Rheumatoid arthritis treatment guidelines updated (update). In: Talbert RL, DiPiro JT, Matzke GR, Posey LM, Wells BG, Yee GC, eds. Pharmacotherapy: A Pathophysiologic Approach. 8th ed. New York: McGraw-Hill; 2013.

Rodriguez RW, Staley B, Hatton RC. Evaluating incorporation of drug restrictions into computerized drug order entries after transition to an electronic health record. Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(7):568-573.

Stachnik JM, Krueger CD. Infertility in women. In: Murphy JE, Lee MW, eds. Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program, 2013 Book 2. Special Populations. Lenexa, KS: American College of Clinical Pharmacy, 2013:61-76.

Gabay M, Boucher BA.  An essential primer for understanding the role of topical hemostats, surgical sealants, and adhesives for maintaining hemostasis.  Pharmacotherapy. 2013;33(9):935-955.

Gabay M.  Federal controlled substances act: ordering and recordkeeping.  Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(11):919-921.

Gabay M.  Federal controlled substances act: controlled substances prescriptions.  Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(8):644-645.

Gabay M.  The federal controlled substances act:  schedules and pharmacy registration.  Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(6):473-474.

Gabay M.  Expanding the definition of nonprescription drugs: potential impact on pharmacists.  Hosp Pharm. 2013;48(3):198-199.

Krueger C. Ask The Expert: I have recently read a lot on twitter that NSAIDs cause more deaths than opioids. Can you clarify if this is true? Practical Pain Management. 2013;13(10). Available at:

Ipema HJ. Use of oral vitamin K for prevention of late vitamin K deficiency bleeding in neonates when injectable vitamin K is not available. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46(6):879-883.

Ipema HJ, Tanzi MG. Use of topical tranexamic acid and aminocaproic acid to prevent bleeding after major surgical procedures. Ann Pharmacother. 2012:46(1):97-107.

UIC Drug Information Group. Drugs that require filtration for preparation or administration. Hosp Pharm. 2012;47(5):351-359.

Phillips JA, Gabay MP, Ficzere C, Ward KE. Curriculum and instructional methods for drug information, literature evaluation, and biostatistics: survey of US pharmacy schools. Ann Pharmacother. 2012;46(6):793-801.

Gabay MP, Thakkar JP, Stachnik JM, Woelich SK, Villano JL. Intra-CSF administration of chemotherapy medications. Cancer Chemother Pharmacol. 2012;70(1):1-15.

Gabay M. Tech-check-tech: an overview. Hosp Pharm. 2012;47(6):444-445.

Gabay M. Drug importation: where do we stand? Hosp Pharm. 2012;47(2):110-111.

Stachnik J, Gabay M. Biologics in pediatrics. In: Field M, Boat T, eds. Supporting the Review of Best Pharmaceuticals for Children Act and Pediatric Research. Institute of Medicine of the National Academies. Released February 29, 2012. Available at:

Lodolce AE, Krueger CD. Managing anemia in patients with chronic kidney disease. Pharmacy Practice News. 2012;39. Available at:

Krueger C. Methadone for pain management. Practical Pain Management. 2012;12(2). Available at:

Ghaibi S, Ipema H. Proper disposal of fentanyl patches: what patients need to know. Practical Pain Management. 2012;12(10). Available at:

Segreti J, Garcia-Houchins S, Gorski L, Moureau N, Shomo J, Zack J, Stachnik J, Tanzi M, Moody ML. Consensus conference on prevention of central line-associated bloodstream infections: 2009. J Infus Nurs. 2011;34(2):126-133.

Hong IS, Ipema HJ, Gabay MP, Lodolce AE. Medication repurposing: new uses for old drugs. J Pharm Technol. 2011;27(3):132-140.

Gabay M. Pharmacists and prescriptive authority. Hosp Pharm. 2011;46(11):852-853.

Gabay M. FDA citizen petition process. Hosp Pharm. 2011;46(8):572-573.

Gabay M. Pharmacist conscience clauses: continuing debate. Hosp Pharm. 2011;46(5):330-331.

Gabay M. Emily’s law: requiring minimum education and training standards for pharmacy technicians. Hosp Pharm. 2011;46(2):103-104.

Ipema HJ, Lodolce AE, Mancuso CE. Survey of drug information activities of ASHP-accredited pharmacy practice residency programs. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(13):1194-1195.

Burda AT, Ipema HJ, Wahl MS. Self-treatment of acetaminophen overdose with dietary-supplement acetylcysteine. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2011;68(9):786-787.

Krueger C.  Medications for chronic pain – other agents. Practical Pain Management. 2011;11(5):90-99. Available at:

Krueger C. Management of warfarin therapy. Pharmacy Practice News. 2011;38:43-50 (updated 2012).

Gabay M. Academic detailing and the IDEA act. Hosp Pharm. 2010;45(11):839-840.

Hong I, Gabay M, Lodolce A. Safety concerns involving transdermal patches and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). Hosp Pharm. 2010;45(10):771-778.

Mancuso CE, Gabay MP, Steinke LM, VanOsdol SJ. Peramivir: an intravenous neuraminidase inhibitor for the treatment of 2009 H1N1. Ann Pharmacother. 2010;44(7-8):1240-1249.

Ellinger LK, Ipema HJ, Stachnik JM. Efficacy of metformin and topiramate in prevention and treatment of antipsychotic-induced weight gain. Ann Pharmacother. 2010;44(4):668-679.

Krueger C.  Management of epidermal growth factor inhibitor-induced dermatologic toxicity.  Pharmacy Practice News. 2010;37:16-20. Available at:

Ipema HJ, Jung MY, Lodolce AE. Romiplostim management of immune thrombocytopenic purpura. Ann Pharmacother. 2009;43(5):914-919.

Sanborn M, Gabay M, Moody ML. The safety of intravenous drug delivery systems: update on current issues since the 1999 consensus development conference. Hosp Pharm. 2009;44(2):159-164.

Sanborn MD, Moody ML, Harder KA, Pepper GA, Scanlon M, Vaida AJ, et al. Second consensus development conference on the safety of intravenous drug delivery systems—2008. Am J Health Syst Pharm. 2009;66(2):185-192.

Gabay M, von Martius K. Comparative evaluation of collapsible versus semi-rigid intravenous containers. Technol Health Care. 2008;16(6):429-435.