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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
Advertising: Maureen Dwyer Liberti,
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Production: Mary Ellen Curry,
    Director of Production Services

Circulation: Jackie Ott, Circulation Manager

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Recent Issues

June 2007


FDA Update

Congress’ Remedy for Post-marketing Woes Might Not Be a Cure

The new PDUFA bill might not be strong enough to overcome the weaknesses of the current system of post-marketing surveillance of new drugs.
Stephen Barlas

Letters to the Editor

Medication Reconciliation: Seeing the Big Picture

Health Care and Law

America’s Drug Abuse Problem Increasingly Starts in the Medicine Cabinet

At one time, the “War on Drugs” centered on illicit, addictive agents. This article addresses the growing misuse of “legitimate” prescription drugs.
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD

Meeting Highlights

Lymphoma Research Foundation Workshop

The author discusses the biology and etiology of lymphoma, genetic factors, standard chemotherapy, novel antibody therapy, clinical trials, and adverse drug effects.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Meeting Highlights

American College of Cardiology Scientific Session, 2007

Studies presented at the meeting focused on agents for acute coronary syndrome and carotid artery intima media thickness; optimal medical therapy with or without percutaneous coronary intervention; and a thrombin receptor agonist designed to reduce clinical events without increasing bleeding.
Reuben B. David

Continuing Education Credit

Acne: A Review of Diagnosis and Treatment

The author reviews the etiology and stages of non-inflammatory and inflammatory manifestations of acne along with various therapies, including topical and oral antibiotics and retinoids; hormones; and nutritional supplements.
Noah S. Scheinfeld, JD, MD



“How You Doin’?”

David Nash, MD, MBA, describes this year’s National Healthcare Quality Report and points out some of the areas still needing improvement, such as acute care, prenatal care, and ambulatory care.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Independent Double-Checks for Endogenous and Exogenous Errors

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, suggests ways of avoiding mixups with look-alike drugs (e.g., better labeling and storage) and for preventing errors when the hospital staff uses a double-checking procedure.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

Democrats Sympathize with Complaints About Medicare Formularies

Stephen Barlas discusses a congressional bill that, if passed, would allow changes to the Medicare Part D drug benefit and might simplify formulary decision-making.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

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

Drug Forecast

Oxymorphone HCl (Opana) for the Relief of Moderate-to-Severe Pain

The authors review oxymorphone HCl (Opana) for moderate-to-severe pain.
Jennifer Lind, PharmD Candidate, Jaclyn Lennard, PharmD Candidate, Patty Ghazvini, PharmD, Marlon Honeywell, PharmD, and Phillip Treadwell, PharmD