Cassandra Pardini, PharmD, Author at MPR
Cassandra Pardini, PharmD

Cassandra Pardini, PharmD

Contributing Writer
Cassandra Pardini is a freelance writer and registered pharmacist with a diverse background in drug therapy, scientific research, and the drug discovery and developmental process. She obtained her Doctor of Pharmacy degree from the Massachusetts College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences University, Master of Science degree in chemistry and chemical biology from Northeastern University, and Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from Boston College. She currently lives in Rhode Island with her husband and 3 children.

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Pregnancy-Related Adverse Events Linked to Isotretinoin Persist Despite REMS Implementation

According to the findings of a recent retrospective analysis, pregnancy and pregnancy-related adverse events related to isotretinoin administration have dropped since the initiation of the iPLEDGE program by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 2006, however reports of fetal exposure persist.  The iPLEDGE program is a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) that aims…

Higher Intensity Therapy With Simvastatin-Ezetimibe May Benefit Elderly Patients After ACS

According to the results of a secondary analysis of the Improved Reduction of Outcomes: Vytorin Efficacy International Trial (IMPROVE-IT), treatment with simvastatin-ezetimibe appears to be beneficial for patients ≥75 years old with stabilized acute coronary syndrome (ACS), compared with simvastatin alone.   IMPROVE-IT was a randomized, double-blind, multicenter study that evaluated the outcomes and risks…

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Does Doxycycline Cause Tooth Discoloration in Younger Patients?

Short-term use of doxycycline in pediatric patients younger than 8 years old does not appear to discolor teeth or weaken tooth enamel, according to the findings of a recent review.  In their commentary, the study authors aimed to summarize the existing evidence assessing the association between doxycycline exposure in children <8 years old with tooth…