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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
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Recent Issues

March 2002

Features

Drug Shortages (4-Part Series)

Part 2: Surviving Drug Shortages Perspectives from the Hospital Pharmacy

One hospital shows how they anticipate and cope with drug shortages.
Noreen H. Chan-Tompkins, PharmD, Roxane Curinga, and Toni Fera, Pharm D

Meeting Highlights

41st Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy

Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD

Book Review

“Evidence-Based Herbal Medicine”

A new book gives health care providers evidence-based information on herbal medicine.
Peter Chodoff, MD, MPH

An Economic Analysis of Alternative Step-Up Therapies in Asthma Patients Receiving Inhaled Corticosteriods

This study analyzed health care claims data to compare the costs of different asthma drug therapies.
Daniel A. Ollendorf, MPH, Alyssa S. Pozniak, BA, Brian W. Bowers, PharmD, and Gerry Oster, PhD

Continuing Education Credit

Pathogenesis and Therapy Management of Steroid-Resistant Asthma

This article discusses the possible causes of steroid-resistant asthma and treatment for patients who have it.
Stephen B. Moody, MSPharm

Guest Commentary

“ Food for Thought” Meals at Medical Meetings: Mixed Messages

Do doctors know what’s good for them when they eat at medical conferences?
John La Puma, MD, FACP

Departments

Editorial

FARS and FFIRS

Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash describes how, “FARS and FFIRS” programs can help fight medication errors.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Prescription Washington

Co-packaging Compliance Conundrum

Stephen Barlas

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

The latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.

Medication Errors

Fentanyl Transdermal System: Unsafe in Inexperienced Hands

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, discusses the possible dangers resulting from careless use of fentanyl patches.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh

Drug Forecast

Galantamine: A New Acetylcholinesterase Inhibitor for the Treatment of Alzheimer’s Disease

A new Alzheimer’s drug that is highly selective for acetylcholinesterase.
Martin S. Maltz, RPh, MS and Harold L. Kirschenbaum, MS, PharmD