Joseph L. Fink

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Widespread use of social media applications like Facebook, YouTube, and Twitter has introduced new complexities to the legal and ethical environment of higher education. Social communications have traditionally been considered private; however, now that much of this information is published online to the public, more insight is available to students'(More)
OBJECTIVE To provide a brief history of Facebook and online social networking and discuss how it has contributed and can contribute in the future to a paradigm change in social communications. SUMMARY When student pharmacists complete school and enter practice, they encounter enhanced expectations to act appropriately and professionally. Facebook expands(More)
Tax issues related to sales of medications to outpatients by pharmacies in nonprofit hospitals are described. Hospitals are increasing their emphasis on development of ambulatory-care programs. Two aspects of the tax implications of such services are (1) whether revenue from sales of medications to ambulatory patients constitutes "unrelated business income"(More)
A survey was undertaken using sample alumni of the University of South Carolina College of Pharmacy and the Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science to attempt to determine practice parameters of male and female pharmacists. The study included male and female graduates during an 18-year period from 1961 through 1978. Data are presented relating sex to(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine injection drug users (IDUs) opinions and behavior regarding purchase of sterile syringes from pharmacies. DESIGN Focus groups. SETTING Urban and rural sites in Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Missouri. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS Eight focus groups, with 4 to 15 IDU participants per group. INTERVENTIONS Transcripts of(More)
OBJECTIVE To examine pharmacists' attitudes and practices surrounding human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) prevention among injection drug users. DESIGN Focus groups. SETTING Urban and rural sites in Colorado, Connecticut, Kentucky, and Missouri. PATIENTS OR OTHER PARTICIPANTS Eight focus groups, with 4 to 11 pharmacists participating in each group. (More)