The journal articles I have authored similarly reflect my interests in hospice and palliative care, and ambulatory care topics. I am particularly interested in the appropriate use of medications in caring for patients with serious illnesses.
Williams A, Sera L, McPherson ML. Anticholinergic burden in hospice patients with dementia. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 2018.
Uritshy TJ, Atayee RS, Herndon CM, Lockman K, McPherson ML, Jones CA. The tips palliative care pharmacists want the palliative care team to know when caring for patients. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2018;21(7):1017-1023.
Davis MP, Fernandez C, Regel S, McPherson ML. Does nalbuphine have a niche in managing pain? Journal of Opioid Management 2018;14(2):143-151.
Davis MP, McPherson ML, Mehta Z, Fernandez C. What parenteral opioids to use in face of shortages of morphine, hydromorphone and fentanyl. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2018; 35(8):1118-1122.
Bemben N, McPherson ML. The pharmacist’s role in palliative and hospice care. Postgraduate Healthcare Education Continuing Education Monograph, 2018.
Mendoza K, McPherson ML. Knowledge, skills and attitudes regarding the use of medical cannabis in the hospice population: An educational intervention. Am J Hosp Palliat Medicine; Nov 2017.
McPherson ML. Pharmacists can help right the ship in the opioid crisis. Pharmacy Today 2017;43.
Sera L, Brown M, McPherson ML, Walker KA, Klein-Schwartz K. State survey of medical boards regarding abrupt loss of a prescriber of controlled substances. Journal of Opioid Management 2017;13:2:105-110.
Sera L, McPherson ML. Management of opioid-induced constipation in hospice patients. American Journal of Hospice & Palliative Medicine 2017;1-6.
Stewart D, McPherson ML. Symptom management challenges in heart failure: pharmacotherapy considerations. Heart Fail Rev 2017; Jun 24.
Kowalewska CA, Noble BN, Fromme EK, McPherson ML, Grace KN, Furuno JP.Prevalence and Clinical Intentions of Antithrombotic Therapy on Discharge to Hospice Care. J Palliat Med. 2017 Nov;20(11):1225-1230. doi: 10.1089/jpm.2016.0487. Epub 2017 Jun 5.
Lockman K, Haines ST, McPherson MLO. Improved learning outcomes after flipping a therapeutics module: results of a controlled trial. Acad Med 2017 May 30.
Tjia J, Kutner JS, Ritchie CS, Blatchford PJ, Kendrick RB, Prince-Paul M, McPherson ML, Sloan JA, Somers TJ, Abernethy AP, Furuno JP. Perceptions of Statin Discontinuation among Patients with Life-limiting Illness. J Palliat Med. 2017 May 18.
McPherson ML. Methadone safety guidelines for hospice and palliative care. AAHPM Quarterly, 2016, 17(2):8-9.
McPherson ML. Pharmacist-driven, patient-centered interventions in pain management. Pharmacy Today, September 2016, 43.
Rajendran P, McPherson ML. When to say when: The use and overuse of oral proton pump inhibitors. Maryland Pharmacist, Summer 2016, 17-23.
Herndon C, Wahler R, McPherson ML. Beers criteria, the minimum data set, and hospice. J Am Geriatr Soc. 2016;64(7):1519-1520.doi: 10.1111/jgs.14196.
Rajendran P, McPherson ML. When to say when: The use and overuse of oral proton pump inhibitors. Maryland Pharmacist, Summer 2016.
Stewart D, McPherson ML. Take each pill with a grain of salt: A review of abuse-deterrent opioid formulations and place in therapy. Maryland Pharmacist, Spring 2016, 19-24.
Rennick A, Atkinson T, Cimino N, Strassels SA, McPherson ML, Fudin J. Variability in opioid equivalence calculations. Pain Medicine 2016;17:892-898. doi: 10.1111/pme.12920
Habtemariam Z, Bemben NM, McPherson ML. Management of type 2 diabetes: Review of drug therapy and the role of the pharmacist. Maryland Pharmacist, Winter 2016, pp. 14-21.
Cimino NM, Lockman K, Grant M, McPherson ML. Knowledge, Skills and Attitudes in Caring for Older Adults with Advanced Illness Among Staff Members of Long-Term Care and Assisted Living Facilities: An Educational Needs Assessment. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2016May;33(4):327-334. Doi:10.1177/1049909114561996.
Malotte KL, McPherson ML. Identification, assessment, and management of pain in patients with advanced dementia. Mental Health Clinician 2016;6(2):XXX. DOI: 10.9740/mhc.2016.03.XXX.
Haggerty L, McPherson ML. When to cut bait: Deprescribing medications. Maryland Pharmacist 2015; Fall:19-25.
Afrane M, Holmes H, McPherson ML. Commonly prescribed medications among patients in hospice care for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 2016 Aug;33(7):638-643. Doi: 10.1177/1049909115598928
McPherson ML. It takes a village to manage chronic pain: Boots-on-the-ground strategies. PharmacyToday 2015;21(9):65.
Macedo L, Sturpe DA, Haines ST, Layson-Wolf, C, Tofade T, McPherson ML. An objective structured teacing exercise (OSTE) for preceptor development. Currents in Pharmacy Teaching and Learning 2015;7:627-634.
Malotte K, McPherson ML. Morphine: Information that patients need to know about their medication. Practical Pain Management 2015; 23-24.
Cimino NM, Lockman K, McPherson ML. Practical guide to the safe use of methadone. Practical Pain Management 2015;42-58.
Malotte K, McPherson ML. Acetaminophen: Information that patients need to know about their medication. Practical Pain Management 2015;15(1):23-24.
Uritsky TJ, Ray JB, McPherson ML. Calling in the Marines: Methadone, ketamine and Lidocaine. PainWeek Journal 2014 (Q4):32-39.
Cimino NM, McPherson ML. Evaluating the impact of palliative or hospice care provided in nursing homes. J Gerontol Nurs. 2014;40(10):10-4. Doi: 10.3928/00989134-20140909-01.
McPherson ML. Finding the sweet spot: Effective pain management and risk mitigation. Pharmacy Today 2014;20(9):49. Guest Editor, Pain Section.
Lockman K, Cimino NM, McPherson ML. Practical Guide to Safe Use of Nonprescription Pain Medications. Practical Pain Management 2014;14(3):32-43.
Watson K, Grover BE, Wilson SE, DiPaula BA, Kendall MD, McPherson ML. Design and implementation of a systematic strategy for preceptor development in multiple residency programs at a large academic campus. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014 Apr 1;71(7):526-8. doi: 10.2146/ajhp130312.
Rahgozar E, McPherson ML. Management of painful diabetic neuropathy. Maryland Pharmacist 2014;Winter:20-24.
Cobaugh DJ, Gainor C, Gastron CL, Kwong TC, Magnani B, McPherson ML, Painter JT, Krenzelok EP. The opioid abuse and misuse epidemic: Implications for pharmacists in hospitals and health systems. Am J Health Syst Pharm 2014 Sept 15;71(8):1539-1554. Doi: 10.2146/ajhp140157.
Desai B, Freeman E, Huang E, Hung A, Knapp E Breunig IM, McPherson ML, Shaya FT. Clinical value of tapentadol extended-release in painful diabetic peripheral neuropathy. Expert Rev Clin Pharmacol 2014 Mar;7(2):203-9. doi: 10.1586/17512433.2014.889562.
Breunig IM, Shaya FT, McPherson ML, Snitker S. Development of heart failure in Medicaid patients with type 2 diabetes treated with pioglitazone, rosiglitazone, or metformin. J Manag Care Spec Pharm 2014 Sept;20(9):895-903.
Sera L, McPherson ML, Holmes H. Commonly prescribed medications in a population of hospice patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 2014;31(2):126-31. doi: 10.1177/1049909113476132.
Sera L, Holmes HM, McPherson ML. Prescribing practices in hospice patients with adult failure to thrive or debility. Prog Palliat Care 2014 Apr 1;22(2):69-74.
McPherson ML, Cimino N. Topical NSAID Formulations. Pain Medicine 2013;14(Supplement 1:S35-S39. doi: 10.1111/pme.12288.
Akinwale A, McPherson ML. Acetaminophen: Changing Times and Closer Scrutiny. Maryland Pharmacists Association Journal; Fall 2013:19-24.
Sera L, Holmes H, McPherson ML. Top 100 medications used in a hospice populations. Progress in Palliative Care 2014;22(2):69-74.
Walker KA, McPherson ML. Stick it to me: Topical and transdermal pain relievers. PainWeek Journal 2013; Premier Issue 1:17-21.
McPherson ML, Kim M, Walker KA. 50 practical medication tips at end of life. The Journal of Supportive Oncology 2012;10:222-229. Doi: 10.1016/j.sponc.2012.08.002.
Sera LC, McPherson ML. What Put the "Special" in Special K? Painview 2012;8(2):23-26.
Sera LC, McPherson ML. Pharmacokinetics and pharmacodynamic changes associated with aging and implications for drug therapy. Clinics in Geriatric Medicine 2012;28:273-286. Doi: 10.1016/j.cger.2012.01.007.
Herndon CM, Strassels SA, Strickland JM, Kral LA, Craig DS, Nesbit SA, Finley RS, McPherson ML. Consensus recommendations from the Strategic Planning Summit for Pain and Palliative Care Pharmacy Practice. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2012;43(5):925-944. Doi: 10.1016/j.painsymman.2011.05.021.
Uritsky TJ, McPherson ML Pradel F. Assessment of hospice health professionals’ knowledge, views, and experience with medical marijuana. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2011;14:1291-1295. Doi: 10.1089/jpm.2011.0113.
McPherson ML. Back to the not-so-basics: the pharmacology of pain. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management 2010;40:941-942.
McPherson ML. Preface: Pharmacy and Palliative Care. Progress in Palliative Care 2010;18(3):130-131. (Served as guest editor of the entire issue).
McPherson ML, Holmes H. Precision Pharmacopalliation: The Goldilocks approach to medication management at end of life. Progress in Palliative Care 2010;18(3):140-146.
Walker K, Scarpaci L, McPherson ML. 50 reasons to love your palliative care pharmacist. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2010;27(8):511-513. Doi: 10.1177/1049909110371096.
Davis MP, McPherson ML. Tabling hydromorphone: Do we have it right? Journal of Palliative Medicine 2010;13(4):365-366. Doi: 10.1089/jpm.2009.0366.
Holmes H, Kaiser K, Jackson S, McPherson ML. Soliciting an herbal medicine and supplement use history at hospice admission. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2010;13(6):685-694. Doi: 10.1089/jpm.2009.0378.
Walker KA, McPherson ML. Perceived value and cost of providing emergency medication kits to home hospice patients in Maryland. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2010;27(4):254-260. Doi: 10.1177/1049909109350178.
McPherson ML, Lofton JC. Fibromyalgia: An update for pharmacists. Pharmacy Today 2010;16(1):48-59.
McPherson ML. American Geriatrics Society Update: Pain Management Guidelines for Older Adults. PainView 2010;6:6-7.
Boyer R, McPherson ML, Deshpande G, Smith SW. Improving medication error reporting in hospice care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2009;26:361-367. Doi: 10.1177/1049909109335145.
Fine PG, Mahajan G, McPherson ML. Long-acting opioids and short-acting opioids: appropriate use in chronic pain management. Pain Medicine 2009;10 Suppl 2;S79-88. Doi: 10.1177/1049909109350178.
Kemp LO, Narula P, McPherson ML, Zuckerman I. Medication reconciliation in hospice: a pilot study. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine 2009; 26:193-9. Doi: 10.1177/1049909108328698.
McPherson ML, Layson-Wolf, C. Optimizing Effective Pharmacotherapy: Conversations Using the SBAR method. Maryland Pharmacists Association Journal, December 2008.
McPherson ML. Strategies for the management of opioid-induced adverse effects. Advanced Studies in Pharmacy, University of Tennessee, College of Pharmacy, Volume 5, Number 2, June 2008.
McPherson ML. Management of diabetes at end of life. Home Healthcare Nurse 2008;26:276-8. Doi: 10.1097/01.NHH.0000318942.85409.a4
McPherson ML, Smith SW, Powers AH, Zuckerman I. Association between diabetes patients’ knowledge about medications and their blood glucose control. Research in Social and Administrative Pharmacy 2008;4:37-45. Doi: 10.1016/j.sapharm.2007.01.002
Scarpaci LT, Tsoukleris MG, McPherson ML. Assessment of hospice nurses’ technique in the use of inhalers and nebulizers. Journal of Palliative Medicine 2007;10(3):665-676.
Mercurio TC, McPherson Ml. Using methadone effectively and safely as an analgesic. Practical Pain Management, March 2007.
Tolen L, McMath JA, Alt C, Weschules DJ, Knowlton CH, McPherson ML. Initial selection of anti-emetics in end-of-life care: a retrospective analysis. International Journal of Compounding 2006;10:147-153.
Lee J, McPherson ML. Outcomes Assessment of Hospice Pharmacist Recommendations. American Journal of Health Systems Pharmacists 2006;63(22):2235-2239.
McPherson ML, Kaiser K, Burns C. Interpretation and Implementation of Range, Titration and PRN Orders in Hospice. Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care Nurses, 2005;7(5):289-298.
McPherson ML. Exploring the pharmacist’s role in the management of chronic pain: focus on opioid analgesics. Drug Topics, July 2005.
Dowling TC, Arjomand M, Lint ET, Allen VL, McPherson ML. Relative bioavailability of ketoprofen 20% in a poloxamer-lecithin organogel. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists 2004;61:2541-2544.
Gammaitoni AR, Fine P, Alvarez N, McPherson ML, Bergmark S. Clinical application of opioid equianalgesic data. Clinical Journal of Pain 19(5):286-297, September/October 2003. Reprinted in Neuropathic Pain Review Journal, Sweden, 2004.
McPherson ML. Performing a medication regimen review in hospice and palliative care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. 2001;18:193-199.
McPherson ML. Detection, Prevention and Treatment of Drug-Related Problems in Pain Management and Palliative Care. MCHA Today, July/August 2000.
McPherson ML. The Role of the Pharmacist in the Palliative Care Team. Continuing Education Booklet for the Philadelaphia College of Pharmacy. Volume 4, Number 1, 2000.
Burstein AH, Fisher KM, McPherson ML, Roby CA. Absorption of phenytoin from rectal suppositories formulated with a polyethylene glycol base. Pharmacotherapy 2000; 20(5):562-7.
McPherson ML. Career awareness roundtable. J Am Pharm Assoc 2000 Sep-Oct;40(5 Suppl 1):S54-55.
McPherson ML, Kerr RA, Fedder DO, Hollenbeck RG, Knapp DA. Maryland’s Nontraditional Pathway to the Doctor of Pharmacy Degree: Development and Improvement. American Journal of Pharmaceutical Education, August 1999.
Vanscoy GJ, Rock W, and AC Provider Certification Working Group: Richard Becker, Stuart Haines, Sally Loken, Mary Lynn McPherson, Geno L. Merlo, Lynn Oertel, F. Randy Vogenberg, Thomas Wiser. Journal of Thrombosis and Thrombolysis, 1998;5:53-62.
Grace K, McPherson ML, Burstein A. Diabetes quality care and cost effectiveness of pharmacotherapy vs. Medicine services. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 1998, 55:S27-29.
McPherson ML. The Role of the Pharmacist in Hospice Care. US Pharmacist, June 1998, HS 19-27.
Strong K, McPherson ML. Pamidronate. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care, 1998;15(1):54-55.
McPherson ML, Grace K. Anticoagulant Therapy: What to Consider in Practical Management. ADVANCE for Physician Assistants, September 1997, p. 45-48.
McPherson ML, Grace K. Anticoagulant Therapy: What to Consider in Practical Management. ADVANCE for Nurse Practitioners, May 1997, p. 32-39.
Fisher K. McPherson ML. Gabapentin. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care 1997;14(6):311-312.
Cooke C. McPherson ML, Kerr R. Revised curriculum at UMAB prepares students for new environments. Journal of Managed Care Pharmacy 1997;3(4):470-471.
Koch KE, Gousse GC, Stevenson LL, McPherson ML. ASHP Guidelines on the Pharmacist’s Role in the Development of Clinical Care Plans. American Journal of Health-Systems Pharmacists, 1997, 54:314-318.
Fields C, McPherson ML. Prescribing patterns of renally eliminated medications in a home health care population. The Consultant Pharmacist 1995; 11(2):135-148. Ferris F, McPherson ML, Ross K. Developing an interdisciplinary care plan for home infusion therapy. Infusion. December 1995;2(30):29-33.
McPherson ML. Therapeutics care for cancer patients. American Druggist. October 1995, pp. 48-55.
McPherson ML. Don’t crush that tablet! American Pharmacy. May 1994;NS34(5):57-58.
McPherson ML, Ferris R. Developing pharmaceutical care plans for home infusion therapy patients. Consultant Pharmacist. April 1994;9(4):473-478.
Palumbo FB, McPherson ML. Oral sustained-release delivery systems: Clinical and Legal Considerations. Drug Topics, April 1994.
McPherson ML, Ferris R. Establishing a consulting practice in home health care. American Pharmacy. February 1994;NS34(2):42-49.
McPherson ML. Antibiotic therapy in the elderly. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. November 1993;6(1):1-7.
McPherson ML. Self-care and medication management: pharmacists and older adults. Generations, Journal of the American Society on Aging. Fall 1993;18(3):45-48.
McPherson ML. Taking an accurate medication history. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. August 1993;5(4):35-9.
McPherson ML. Medication administration scheduling eases burden of home care. The Consultant Pharmacist. July 1993;8(7):776, 773.
McPherson ML. The use of topical corticosteroids. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. May 1993;5(3):50-55.
McPherson ML. The role of the pharmacist on the home health care team. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. February 1993;5(2):59-62.
McPherson ML. Management of preterm labor with continuous subcutaneous home terbutaline therapy. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. November 1992;5(1):22-25.
McPherson ML. Management of Parkinson’s Disease. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. August 1992;4(4):31-35.
McPherson ML. Therapy of Type II Diabetes Mellitus. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. February 1992;4(3):20-27.
McPherson ML. Medication management of rheumatoid arthritis. Journal of Home Health Care practice. February 1992;4(2):34-41.
Lee D, McPherson ML, Zuckerman I. Quality assurance: documentation of pain assessment in hospice patients. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Care. January/February 1992;9(1):38-43.
McPherson ML. Medicating home health patients. Considerations for the caregiver. Caring 1990 Jan;9(1):38-40.
McPherson ML. Home oral anticoagulation monitoring. Journal of Home health Care Practice. November 1991;4(1):63-77.
McPherson ML. Alzheimer’s disease: definition and therapy options. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. August 1991;3(4):1-5.
McPherson ML. Management of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome and infectious complications. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. February 1991;3(2):17-24.
McPherson ML. Pharmacologic management of pain and symptom control in terminally ill cancer patients. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. November 1990;3(1):80-86.
McPherson ML. Monitoring parameters for home IV therapy. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. August 1990;2(4):69-77.
McPherson ML. Drug-induced mental status changes. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. May 1990;2(3):69-73.
McPherson ML. Pharmacotherapy for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. Feb 1990;2(2):61-68.
McPherson ML. Medicating home health patients: considerations for the caregiver. CARING. Jan 1990;9(1):38-40.
McPherson ML, Wassel K. Establishment of a permanent decentralized pharmacy in the coronary and progressive care units. Hospital Pharmacy. December 1989;24:999-1002.
McPherson ML. Medicating the elderly in home health care. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. Nov 1989;2(1):16-28.
Eyler RL, McPherson ML. Increasing staff retention through innovative compensations and benefits. CARING. Sept 1989;8(9):30-35.
McPherson ML. Drugs and dietary interactions: guidelines for counseling home health care patients. Journal of Home Health Care Practice. Aug 1989;1(4):27-37.
McPherson ML. Nonprescription drug documentation and nursing knowledge in a home health care population. The Consultant Pharmacist. Jan 1989;4(10):32-6.
McPherson ML, Plaisance K. Neutropenia associated with oral acyclovir and multiple antibacterial agents in a patient with acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Clinical Pharmacy. May 1988;7:398-401.
McPherson ML. IASP 15th World Congress on Pain - Is this a meeting for palliative people? Pallimed.org blog, October 10, 2014. https://www.pallimed.org/2014/10/iasp-15th-world-congress-on-pain-is.html
McPherson ML. Taking it to the Next Level: The ASPE and CPE Credential. PainView;Summer 2013:8-12.
Walker KA, McPherson ML. Stick it to me: Topical and Transdermal Pain Relievers. PainWeek Journal;Q3:18-23.
McPherson ML, Cimino N, Herndon C. Monitoring the outcomes of drug therapy: Empowering patients as partners in care. PainView Fall 2013.
Interviewed for article, “What are the best safety practices for use in methadone in the treatment of pain? Conversations with Lynn R. Webster, MD and Mary Lynn McPherson, Pharm.D., BCPS, CPE. PPM Practice Pain Management 2012;12(2):76-8.
McPherson ML. Pain Medications Increase Death Rate. Get Better Health Blog (getbetterhealth.com). November 2011. Picked up by The New York Times.
McPherson ML. “I’m so confused!” Keeping your pain medications straight! Get Better Health Blog (getbetterhealth.com). January 2011.
McPherson ML. Pain Management: One Size DOESN’T Fit All! Get Better Health Blog (getbetterhealth.com). January 2011.
McPherson ML. FDA Restricts Acetaminophen in Popular Pain Medications. Get Better Health Blog (getbetterhealth.com). January 2011.
McPherson A, McPherson ML. The role of the pharmacist in pain management. PainView 2011;7(2):4-7.
McPherson ML. Opioid myths and misconceptions. PainView 2011.6(3):4-5.
McPherson ML. American Geriatrics Society Update – Pain Management Guidelines for Older Adults. PainView 2010;6:6-7.
McPherson ML. A pain educator in every practice! What’s not to love PainView 2010;6(3):4-5.
McPherson ML. Opioid Addition: United States. PainReporter 2007;1(2):10-12.
McPherson ML. Palliative care and appropriate medication use in end-stage heart failure. Medscape. https://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/556035, May 2007.
McPherson ML. Ask the expert: ask your pharmacist! Hospice and Palliative Nurses Association, November 2006.
McPherson ML. Methadone, Pain Management and Palliative Care. Medscape, http://www.medscape.com/viewarticle/550895, Spring 2007. Voted Editor’s Choice for 2007.
McPherson ML. Informed consumers are partners in pain plan. American Society of Pain Educators Pain View, Summer 2006;2(3):14-15.
McPherson ML. Teaching clinicians about neuropathic pain. American Society of Pain Educators Pain View, Fall 2006;2(3):14.
McPherson ML. Better education curtails substance abuse. American Society of Pain Educators Pain View, Summer 2006;2(2):8.
McPherson ML. Addressing risk of daily acetaminophen use. American Society of Pain Educators Pain View, Summer 2006;2(2):8-9.
McPherson ML. Silent pain sufferers. American Society of Pain Educators Pain View, Spring 2006;2(1):7.
McPherson ML. Neuropathic pain: an update on effective management strategies. Medscape, May 3, 2006.