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Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP

Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCPKristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP

Pharmacist

Pharmacy

423 Answers30 Followers6,159 Helpful Answer Votes
 

Bio

Kristen A. Binaso, RPh, CCP, FASCP is the senior director, corporate alliances for the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) in Washington, D.C. APhA is the largest and oldest national professional society of pharmacists with more than 62,000 members nationwide. Her group is responsible for helping the pharmaceutical industry reach pharmacists on a variety of different issues through APhA products and services.

Binaso is a 1997 graduate of Rutgers, The State University, College of Pharmacy and a fellow of the American Society of Consultant Pharmacists. Binaso is passionate about geriatric care and is certified as a consultant pharmacist in New Jersey. She serves as an invited speaker and instructor at various national conferences, activities, and events. She has extensive background in recruitment and pharmacy operations in the retail sector with CVS/Pharmacy and Rite-Aid. Binaso is also certificate-trained in immunizations and is an APhA media advisor.

Credentials

Organization Affiliations:
  • American Pharmacists Association
 

My Answers

A. There are a variety of over-the-counter treatments available for athlete's foot. I would need to ask you some questions about what it looks like, how...
A. I am unaware of any over-the-counter products that are effective for treating ED (erectile dysfunction).
A. Good question! There really is no general rule, but I would recommend to always ask your health care provider or pharmacist first before you consider...
A. Ah, what a great question. I think I have a great answer! When you have medications in your house, you can't guarantee that they are stored in the...
A. This is a perfect type of question to ask your pharmacist about! Calcium channel blockers are used in the treatment of high blood pressure, since...
A. This is an excellent question, because there is an alternate way to dispose of medications without flushing them down the toilet or pouring them down...
A. This is a very popular question that we get at the pharmacy. Grapefruit juice is one of the ones that we have very good data on as far as what...
A. This is a good example of a question that you can ask your pharmacist! Prednisolone is a steroid that has anti-inflammatory properties. It is used to...
A. Great question. Medications will work properly when stored in an environment away from light, heat, and moisture. Medications improperly stored can...
A. It is fine to take a "generic" version of an allergy medicine. The generics contain the same active ingredient as the brand. They may vary by the way...
A. Great question. Many patients think that more expensive brand medications are better than their cheaper generic equivalents. The FDA requires...
A. Tablet splitting or pill cutting is a practice that involves patients obtaining higher-strength tablets and breaking the tablet in half, quarter, or...
A. Yes, they can, so it is very important that you always check with your doctor, health care provider, or pharmacist before taking them. If they...
A. I can tell you that these types of questions are hard for us because we do not have any scientific data or studies. The FDA does not have strict...
A. This is a very serious question. You have to be very careful with a supplement like potassium -- if the levels in the body become too high, you can...