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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

September 2007



The Problem of Pain Management in Nursing Homes

Although nursing homes have gotten better at reducing the number of elderly residents with pain, many of these patients still remain undertreated. More research is needed to manage pain in the elderly, who are often hesitant to speak up about their pain.
Miriam Reisman

Meeting Highlights

American Society of Clinical Oncology

The author discusses advances in treatment, including cetuximab (Erbitux) for colorectal cancer, dasatinib (Sprycel) for chronic myeloid leukemia, enzastaurin as well as platinum combinations with pemetrexed (Alimta) and gemcitabine (Gemzar) for non–small-cell lung cancer, denileukin diftitox (Ontak) for T-cell lymphoma, and capecitabine (Xeloda) with bevacizumab (Avastin) for metastatic breast cancer.
Walter Alexander

Book Review

Practicing Medicine in the 21st Century

Editors: David B. Nash, MD, MBA, Alexandria Skoufalos, EdD, Megan Hartman, MS, and Howard Horwitz, MPH
Reviewed by Alan T. Kaell, MD

Continuing Education Credit

Calcium and Vitamin D in the Prevention and Treatment of Osteoporosis: Shedding Light on New Developments

The authors review the physiological role of calcium and vitamin D, the differences in oral supplements, intake requirements, and the effect of these nutrients on bone mineral density and the risk of fractures.
Ian B. Hollis, PharmD, BCPS, and Randolph E. Regal, BS, PharmD



On Call in Hell

David Nash, MD, MBA, reviews On Call in Hell, a book about a Navy doctor in Iraq, and relates some important lessons about communication and cooperation in medical practice.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Cultural Diversity and Medication Safety

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, explains how patients from various ethnic backgrounds respond to medications in diverse ways.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

MedGuides Confuse Consumers and Waste Time for Pharmacists

Stephen Barlas discusses problems associated with the ever-increasing number of medication guides (MedGuides) that are given to patients when they receive their prescribed drugs.
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

Ranolazine (Ranexa): A First-in-Class Therapy for Stable Angina

Authors Antonopoulos, Lee, and Chang review ranolazine (Ranexa) for stable angina.
Marilena S. Antonopoulos, PharmD, Julie N. Lee, BSMT, PharmD, and Albert V. Chang, BS, PharmD