ACCP Best Paper Recognition Awarded to Laizure
Dr. S. Casey Laizure and Robert Parker won the best paper competition at the annual American College of Clinical Pharmacy meeting in Anaheim, CA in October. The presentation was based on work described in their article recently publication in Drug Metabolism and Disposition entitled, "The effect of ethanol on oral cocaine pharmacokinetics reveals an unrecognized class of ethanol-mediated drug interactions." The authors propose that ethanol may alter the disposition of some commonly prescribed drugs that undergo hydrolysis such as oseltamivir, clopidogrel, enalapril, lovastatin, prasugrel, and others. This interaction with ethanol has not been studied in humans and according to these researchers may represent a broad class of ethanol-mediated drug interactions with significant clinical implications that has gone unrecognized.