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Joseph P. Nathan

Director, International Drug Information Center (IDIC)Associate Professor of Pharmacy Practice, Full-TimeDirector, Pharmacy Student Computer Laboratory

B.S., M.S., Arnold & Marie Schwartz College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, LIU PharmacyPharm.D., University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences

Description

Dr. Joseph Nathan is an alumnus of LIU Pharmacy, having earned a B.S. in pharmacy and an M.S. in drug information from the College. He received a Pharm.D. degree from the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. After six years as a clinical pharmacist at Maimonides Medical Center in Brooklyn, Dr. Nathan joined the College’s International Drug Information Center as a drug information specialist. Currently, he is an associate professor of pharmacy practice, and the director of the College’s International Drug Information Center. His areas of interest include health literacy and the availability and utilization of information resources by health care professionals and consumers. Dr. Nathan published numerous articles on issues affecting drug information in particular and the practice of pharmacy in general and has served on the advisory board of a leading pharmacy journal. Dr. Nathan served as a consultant to a long-term-care facility for many years and he continues to practice in a community pharmacy setting.

Specialties

Drug Information, Literature Evaluation, Health Literacy

Publications

Co-author, "Professional Reading Habits of Pharmacists Attending 2 Educational Seminars in New York City, published in Journal of Pharmacy Practice
Co-author, "To Substitute or Not to Substitute: That is the Question, published in Pharmacy Times
Co-author, "Functions performed by paid pharmacy interns in hospitals in the state of New York.," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "An update on the status of 89 drug information centers in the United States," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Responding to drug information requests," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Should an RX label require a use-by date or an expiration date?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Can lactose-intolerant patients use lactose-containing medications?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author,  "Use and perception of medication information leaflets," published in Annals of Psychopharmacotherapy
Co-author, "What are the right OTCs to treat cough associated with the common cold?"  published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "What's the latest in vaccine therapy?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Use of statins and gemfibrozil in patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus and cardiovascular risk factors attending adult day health care centers: an opportunity for pharmacists," published in Consultant Pharmacist 
Co-author, "Availability of and attitudes towards resources on alternative medicine products in the community pharmacy setting," published in Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Co-author, "Sublingual nitroglycerin – are we counseling patients properly?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "What is bioidentical HRT and is there evidence to support its use?" Drug Topics
Co-author, "Directory of pharmacist-operated drug information centers in the United State," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Current status of pharmacist-operated drug information centers in the United States," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "What are the current and emerging strategies to improve low HDL-C levels?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Was the FDA justified in banning ephedra-containing products?" published in Drug Topics 
Co-author, "Strategies for the prevention and treatment of statin-induced myopathy: Is there a role for ubiquinone supplementation?" published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Who should get the flu vaccine and who shouldn't? " published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Should patients on doxycycline avoid dairy products?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "What is the role of C-reactive protein in cardiovascular disease assessment and how do you treat elevated levels?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Impact of aspirin on the gastrointestinal-sparing effects of cyclooxygenase-2 inhibitors," published in American Journal of Health-System Pharmacy
Co-author, "Can grapefruit juice be safely taken with drugs?" published in Drug Topics
Co-auuthor, "Are sulfonamides, sulfones, sulfites, and sulfates contraindicated in patients with a reported "sulfa" allergy?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Weight variability of pharmacist-dispensed split tablets," published in Journal of the American Pharmaceutical Association
Co-author, "Should bitter melon be used for the treatment of diabetes mellitus? published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "How are insulin glargine and insulin aspart different from the older insulins? published in  Drug Topics
Co-author, "Should folic acid be added to reduce risk for cardiovascular disease?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author. "Can insulin be administered via nonparenteral routes?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, Pharmacy services. In: "Long-Term Care Survey and Certification Guide." Markenson AJ, Hurley B. eds.
Co-author, "A survey of fee-for-service activities of drug information centers in the U.S.," published in Hospital Pharmacy
Co-author, "Is dipyridamole making a comeback?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Pharmacist-operated drug information centers in the United States: A directory of centers that meet listed criteria –1999," published in Hospital Pharmacy
Co-author, "Can cholesterol-lowering margarines replace drug therapy?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Are there any risks associated with calcium intake?" published in DrugTopics
Co-author, "What medications should be avoided in the elderly?" published in DrugTopics
Co-author, "What are the differences between the new fluoroquinolones?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "What is the therapeutic potential of COX-2 inhibitors?" published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "Should creatine be recommended to athletes? published in Drug Topics
Co-author, "What is the role of antileukotrienes in the management of asthma?" published in Drug Topics

Lectures and Presentations

Co-presenter, Abstract, Annual Meeting & Exposition, APhA (2012)
Co-presenter, "Patient knowledge of psychiatric medications at time of discharge from psychiatric inpatient unit," Abstract presented at the Annual NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital and The Methodist Hospital Collaborative Nursing Research and Evidence-Based Practice Symposium (2011)
Co-presenter, "Functions served by salaried pharmacy intern in hospitals." Abstract, Midyear Clinical Meeting, ASHP (2009)
Presenter, "Drug Information Literature." Moderated and delivered at CE program to pharmacists (2009)
Presenter, "Immunotherapy: Vaccine and antibody primer," Presented as part of the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification Program (2007)
Co-presenter, "Patients' use and perception of medication information leaflets," Abstract, Annual Meeting & Exposition, APhA (2007)
Presenter, "Immunotherapy: Vaccine and antibody primer," Presented as part of the American Pharmacists Association Pharmacy-Based Immunization Delivery Certification Program (2007)
Presenter, "Sleep and insomnia," continuing education seminar at Pharmacists Society meeting (2006)
Presenter, "New trends in drugs," National Council of Jewish Women (2005)
Presenter, "Herbal remedies: Are they safe and effective?" continuing education seminar for community pharmacy preceptors (2010)

Honors/Awards

Recipient, LIU Pharmacy’s Pharmacy Student Leadership Council, Outstanding Adviser Award

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Society of Health-System Pharmacy

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