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About P&T Journal
Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
Advertising: Maureen Dwyer Liberti,
    Vice President, Group Publisher

Production: Mary Ellen Curry,
    Director of Production Services

Circulation: Jackie Ott, Circulation Manager

Statement of Purpose
Guidelines for Authors
Editorial Board

Recent Issues

June 2002


Meeting Highlights

The 54th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology

Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD

Meeting Highlights

The Second Annual P&T Society Meeting

Trinidad Linares

The Italian Health Care System: W.H.O. Ranking Versus Public Perception

Italy, ranked second in the world for health care by the World Health Organization, is facing an increasing elderly population. At the same time, its health care system is shifting from national to regional control.
Vittorio Maio, PharmD and Lamberto Manzoli, MD

Continuing Education

Fondaparinux: The First Pentasaccharide

This article discusses a new agent to treat deep vein thrombosis and pulmonary embolism.
Nicole T. Ansani, PharmD



Just the Facts

Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash investigates tools that can be used to get “Just the Facts.”

Prescription Washington

A Reality Check for Medicare Drug Benefits

Stephen Barlas

Medication Errors

Acetylcysteine Oral Solution Mistaken for Parenteral Use

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, discusses what can go wrong when acetylcysteine oral solution is given parenterally.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh

Drug Forecast

Review of Valdecoxib: A Cyclooyxygenase-2 (COX-2) Inhibitor

A new coxib to treat both osteoarthritis and rheumatoid arthritis.
Brooke D. Fidler, PharmD, CDM

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

The latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.