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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
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June 2004

Features

Meeting Highlights

157th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association: Psychotherapy and Psychopharmacology — Dissolving the Mind–Brain Barrier

The author summarizes a few of the many sessions attended by more than 25,000 mental health professionals, specifically, the effect of medications on cholesterol levels as well as advances in pharmacotherapy for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depression, and Alzheimer’s disease.
Reuben B. David

Commentary

Repairing the 2003 Medicare Act: Confronting Urgent Realities

Dr. Wool compares the features of traditional Medicare with the new prescription drug coverage, as outlined in the Medicare Modernization Act of 2003, and emphasizes the need to continue working to improve the program.
Marvin S. Wool, MD, MPH

CONTINUING EDUCATION CREDIT

Practical, Effective Use of Beta Blockers to Improve Perioperative Patient Outcomes

The author reviews the efficacy of beta blockade for patients undergoing noncardiac surgery who are at risk for myocardial infarction, unstable angina, congestive heart failure, and cardiac death.
Andrew D. Auerbach, MD, MPH

Book Review

Patient Advocates Call for Greater Responsibility and Safety Measures in Hospitals: Medical Errors Still Rampant

A worthwhile book provides real-life examples of serious medical errors and stresses the need for more safeguards to prevent them from occurring.
Adam Evans

Departments

Editorial

pfizerdiabetes.com

David Nash, MD, MBA, discusses a new Web site that provides educational materials on diabetes for health care professionals, P&T committee members, and the public.

Prescription: Washington

Securing Electronic HIPAA Data Becomes Hip

Stephen Barlas discusses “ protected” electronic health information and the efforts of employers to secure data in compliance with HIPAA requirements.
Stephen Barlas

Medication Errors

Eliminating Problem-Prone, Automatic Stop-Order Policies

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, reviews the pitfalls of automatic stop-order policies.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

P&T presents the latest studies and information about FDA approvals, drug indications, industry updates, and new devices.

Drug Forecast

Transdermal Oxybutynin: Novel Drug Delivery for Overactive Bladder

The authors review transdermal oxybutynin (Oxytrol®) for the treatment of overactive bladder.
Vitalina Rozenfeld, PharmD, BCPS, Stanley Zaslau, MD, Kathleen New Geissel, PharmD, David Lucas, PhD, and Lili Babazadeh, PharmD