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NEI Podcast

NEI Podcast takes real-world questions and provides high-quality answers that can immediately help clinicians better treat and manage their patients. Each episode offers listeners the opportunity to be part of a novel conversation with medical leaders around crucial mental health issues. 

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Oct 16, 2019

Did you know that 20% of hospitalizations for adverse drug events are caused by drug interactions?

In this episode, we talk to Dr. Patrick Finley, an expert in drug interactions and pharmacokinetics. Learn about the major factors that affect or alter the pharmacokinetic stages of drug metabolism. Explore more about cytochrome P450s and why they’re important when it comes to prescribing. Learn what drugs inhibit or induce these enzymes, and what the current research is on how to adjust drug dosage, according to genetic testing. Do you want to be able to fine-tune your approach to prescribing medications, to develop more individualized treatment approaches for your patients? Then you won’t want to miss this episode!

Dr. Patrick Finley is a Professor of Clinical Pharmacy at the University of California, San Francisco. He is also a board-certified psychiatric pharmacist and has been a licensed medical provider for the last 15 years.