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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

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Guidelines for Authors
Editorial Board

Recent Issues

August 2005


Letter to the Editor

Psychologists and Prescribing Privileges

The debate about psychologist prescribing continues.
J. J. Rodos, DO, DSc

Toward Safer Prescribing: History, Challenges, and Potential Solutions in Outpatient Medication Safety

Successful approaches to reducing errors will require system improvements rather than exhortations for prescribers to “try harder.”
Edmond S. Weisbart, MD, and Howard E. Greenberg, MD, MSE, MBA

Clinical and Economic Evaluation of Two Thiazolidinediones in the Management of Diabetes

The authors discuss the use of rosiglitazone (Avandia®) and pioglitazone (Actos®) for patients with type-2 diabetes.
Fadia T. Shaya, PhD, MPH, Stacy Calloway, PharmD Candidate, Antoine C. El Khoury, PhD, and Josette Tomety, PharmD Candidate

Generic Drugs . . . Just What the MMA Ordered

The new Medicare prescription drug plan encourages beneficiaries to select generic over branded products.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, AGSF, CMD

Meeting Highlights

100th Annual Meeting of the American Urological Association

Mr. Alexander summarizes presentations on androgen-suppressing therapies for men with prostate cancer and the associated risk of osteoporosis, the use of bone scans in prostate cancer, and genetic mutations as markers for selecting pharmacotherapy.
Walter Alexander, MS

Meeting Highlights

101st International Conference the American Thoracic Society

The authors discuss therapies for asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, pulmonary hypertension, and respiratory syncytial virus disease, as well as rimonabant as an aid in smoking cessation.
Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD, and Sharon L. Prescott



My Way!

David Nash, MD, MBA, describes a White Paper about the ongoing problem of variations in health care, published by the Alliance of Community Health Plans.
David Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Accidental Childhood Acetaminophen Overdoses and Our Need to Educate Parents

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, discusses ways to prevent accidental overdoses of acetaminophen in children and how to guide parents and caregivers who administer this medication.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

“Authorized” Generics May Pose Unauthorized Problems: Government Worries about Potential Brand-Name Blocking Technique

Stephen Barlas explains some potential problems associated with “authorized” generic drugs, that is, new chemical equivalents of brand-name drugs that are going off their patents.
Stephen Barlas

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

Telithromycin (Ketek™) for the Treatment of Upper and Lower Respiratory Infections

The authors review telithromycin (Ketek™) for the treatment of respiratory infections.
Amber Bell, PharmD Candidate, Marlon Honeywell, PharmD, Evans Branch III, PharmD, Patty Ghazvini, PharmD, Anya LeBron, PharmD, and Keylow King, PharmD