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Alicia Forinash

Professor, Pharmacy Practice
Pharmacy Practice


Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Doctor of Pharmacy from St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Completed a Family Medicine Ambulatory Care Specialty Residency from Family Medicine of St. Louis and the St. Louis College of Pharmacy


Women's health, including obstetrics, medication usage during pregnancy and lactation, managing chronic medical conditions during pregnancy, gynecology, lactation, contraception, osteoporosis, postmenopausal hormones, and infertility. Practices at the SSM St Mary's Maternal-Fetal Care and Women and Infant Substance Help (WISH) Centers with a practice specialty of maternal-fetal medicine.

Current Research

Impact of pharmacy services on psychiatric conditions during pregnancy, Adherence and outcomes for 17-hydroxyprogesterone caproate use in women with a previous history of preterm birth, Evaluation of prescribing patterns for the treatment of bipolar disorder in pregnancy, and Evaluation of mood stabilizers and neonatal outcomes during pregnancy.

Current Courses, Activities, and Scholarly Interest

Women's Health Topics in the integrated pharmacotherapy course series

Vita Highlights

Fellow of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy

Board Certified in Pharmacotherapy and Ambulatory Care

2019 Clinical Practice Award from American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP)

2019 Pharmacists Who Make a Difference Award from Missouri Pharmacy Association

2017 Vital Contributions Award (Inaugural recipient) from ACCP Women's Health PRN

2016 Innovative Practice Award from the Missouri Pharmacy Association

2014 Residency Preceptor of the Year

2013 Distinguished Alumni for Community Service from the St. Louis College of Pharmacy Alumni Association

Member of the Editorial Board for Annals of Pharmacotherapy, Women's Health Section Chair

Highlighted publications include

-Briggs GG, Freeman RK, Towers CV, Forinash AB. Drug use in Pregnancy and Lactation, 11th Edition

-Smoking cessation following text mesage interventions in pregnant women. Ann Pharmacother 2018;52:1109-16.

-Impact of clinical pharmacy on asthma in pregnancy in a maternal-fetal care clinic. J Pharm Technol epub 31 Aug 2016.

-Impact of cinical pharmacy services in an obstetrics and gynecology teaching clinic. J Pharm Technol epub 12 July 2016.

-Pharmacotherapy Self-Assessment Program chapters on Chronic Diseases in Pregnancy (2013) and Osteoporosis (2013).

-Effects of nicotine replacement therapy during pregnancy. Ann Pharmacother 2010;44:1817-21.

-The use of galactogogues in the breastfeeding mother. Ann Pharmacother 2012;46:1392-404.


I love to do activities with my family, play golf, and cook.

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