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Recent Issues

October 2013

Features

Health Care & Law

Medical Marijuana and Related Legal Aspects

State policies vary regarding the legal use of marijuana for medicinal purposes. Pharmacists, physicians, and P&T committee members must become familiar with the laws in their states before assuming that this controlled substance can be legally prescribed or dispensed to patients.
Rita M. Marcoux, RPh, MBA; E. Paul Larrat, RPh, PhD; and F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD

The Role of Pharmacogenomic Biomarkers in Predicting and Improving Drug Response

Part 2: Challenges Impeding Clinical Implementation

Many obstacles currently limit the ability to apply our knowledge of geneā€“drug associations in pharmacy practice. However, steps are gradually being taken toward the goal of incorporating genetic testing into routine patient care.
C. Lee Ventola, MS

Consultant's Playbook

A Survey of Pharmacy Consultant Experiences Among Hospitals in the University HealthSystem Consortium

Respondents generally rated their experiences with consultants as positive. However, participants' responses varied in terms of how much they felt that the consultants were helping their organizations to cut costs and increase revenue.
Dave Hicks, RPh, MBA; Bryan McCarthy, Jr., PharmD, MS, BCPS; John Fanikos, MBA, RPh; Amir Emamifar, PharmD, MBA; Andrea Nedved, PharmD, MPA, MS; Bruce Thompson, RPh, MS; Fred Bender, PharmD; and Patrick McMahon, PharmD, MBA

Meeting Highlights

European Society of Cardiology Congress 2013

Topics include drug therapies for venous thromboembolism, hypertension, plaque regression, and the prevention of stent thrombosis.
Walter Alexander

Departments

Medication Errors

Preventing Errors When Drugs Are Given Via Enteral Feeding Tubes

Giving medications though enteral feeding tubes can be fraught with danger.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Possibility of FDA Regulation of Health Information Technology Looms Large

Pharmacies and Their Vendors Worry About Quality

Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

FDA approvals, drug indications, and updates

Pharmaceutical Approval Update

Dolutegravir (Tivicay) for HIV-1 infection; topiramate extended release (Trokendi XR) for epilepsy; and ferric carboxymaltose (Injectafer) for iron-deficiency anemia
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Drug Forecast

Serelaxin, a 'Breakthrough' Investigational Intravenous Agent for Acute Heart Failure

Recombinant relaxin (serelaxin), a breakthrough therapy for acute heart failure
Marta A. Miyares, PharmD, BCPS (AQ Cardiology); and Kyle A. Davis, PharmD, BCPS