With a new administration in place, pharmacists may play a larger advisory role.
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P&T® Journal contents for February 2009
Pushing an Expanded Role for Pharmacists: Medicare, SCHIP, and Health Insurance Debates Present Ample Opportunities
Better Asthma Management with Advanced Technology: Creation of an Asthma Utilization Rx Analyzer (AURA) Tool
The AURA tool enables health plans to evaluate quality and use of resources for their members with asthma by analyzing medical and pharmacy claims.
Products include fospropofol for sedation; plerixafor to prepare patients for transplantation; and fenofibric acid for improving triglycerides and cholesterol.
The authors report on a project to sequence the genomes of more than 1,000 people; Gaucher’s disease; warfarin genetics; and Huntington’s disease.
Topics include leukemias, myelodysplastic disorder, multiple myeloma, paroxysmal nocturnal hemoglobinuria, and idiopathic thrombocytopenic purpura.
Summaries discuss zoledronic acid, everolimus, lapatinib, and letrozole.
Third edition of a classic psychopharmacology text