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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

Statement of Purpose
Guidelines for Authors
Editorial Board

Recent Issues

November 2011


Continuous-Infusion Antipseudomonal Beta-Lactam Therapy in Patients With Cystic Fibrosis

Continuous infusions of ceftazidime for pulmonary exacerbations were found to be safe and effective, with the potential to reduce the costs of therapy, enhance patients’ quality of life, and eradicate resistant isolates of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.
William A. Prescott, Jr., PharmD; Allison E. Gentile, PharmD; Jerod L. Nagel, PharmD; and Rebecca S. Pettit, PharmD, MBA, BCPS

The Drug Shortage Crisis in the United States

Causes, Impact, and Management Strategies

The U.S. is experiencing a severe shortage of drugs, especially intravenous cancer medications. The author reviews the causes of these shortages; the effects on physicians, hospitals, and patients; the FDA’s role in managing the shortages; and strategies for alleviating the crisis.
C. Lee Ventola, MS

Partnership for Patients Presents Funding Opportunities for Hospital Pharmacists

$1 Billion Is Available to Fight Medical Errors and Reduce Readmissions

Two programs are expected to offer $1 billion in grants over a period of 5 years to hospitals and community partners in an effort to reduce patient readmissions and errors in facilities—if funds are not cut.
Stephen Barlas

Meeting Highlights

American Academy of Dermatology, Summer Academy Meeting

Patients with psoriasis and nail psoriasis can often benefit from therapies that may include biologic agents, phototherapy, and vitamin D.
Takaharu Kato and Peter Sonnenreich, MA


Medication Errors

Changes in Routines Often Increase the Risk of Mishaps

Changes in routines often raise the potential for mistakes.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

Hospital Group Wants to Expand Section 340B Drug Purchase Program

The American Hospital ­As­sociation would like to expand the Section 340B drug purchase program as a way to stretch its limited resources.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

FDA approvals, drug indications, and updates

Pharmaceutical Approval Update

Crizotinib (Xalkori) for lung cancer; tapendatol (Nucynta) extended-release tablets for moderate-to-severe pain; and eculizumab (Soliris) for atypical hemolytic uremic syndrome
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS