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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

November 2003



Generating Germane Geriatrics

This special issue of P&T examines significant health problems facing the elderly.
Sonja Sherritze

The Expanding Role of P&T Committees in Long-Term Care

Dr. Stefanacci discusses the demographics of aging and how P&T committees will need to address these changes.
Richard G. Stefanacci, DO, MGH, MBA, CMD

Medications and Falls in the Elderly: A Review of the Evidence and Practical Considerations

The use of certain medications can increase the risk of falling in older adults.
Elsaris Z. Riefkohl, PharmD, Heather L. Bieber, PharmD, Mark B. Burlingame, PharmD, BCPS, and David T. Lowenthal, MD, PhD

Weight Loss in the Elderly: What’s Normal and What’s Not

Some drug classes are more likely to cause involuntary weight loss in older people.
Michael Lewko, MD, Ayham Chamseddin, MD, Maged Zaky, MD, and Richard B. Birrer, MD, MPH

Highlights of the 43rd Interscience Conference on Antimicrobial Agents and Chemotherapy (ICAAC)

Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD


The Eyes of Horus: Guardian of the Night Pharmacy

Extra vigilance is needed to ensure quality control in hospital pharmacies after hours.
Peter Teichman, MD, MPA, and Tonya Smith, PharmD

In Memoriam

Mitchell Friedman, MD



The Hubbub About RxHub

David Nash, MD, MBA, discusses RxHub, a company whose goal is to decrease medication errors in the delivery of prescription drugs.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Letter to the Editor

Computers and Patient Safety

Medication Errors

The Importance of Clarity in Medication Instructions

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, emphasizes the need to ensure that patients receive clear instructions about their prescriptions.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription Washington

Technology Solutions Might Help Pharmacists Fight Counterfeit Drugs

Stephen Barlas discusses how technology might help combat the growing problem of counterfeit drugs.
Stephen Barlas

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

P&T presents the latest studies and information about FDA approvals, drug indications, and industry updates.

Drug Forecast

Teriparatide for Osteoporosis: A Clinical Review

The authors review teriparatide (Forteo®) for the treatment of osteoporosis.
Marlon Honeywell, PharmD, Shay Phillips, PharmD, Evans Branch III, PharmD, Kim-Anh Vo, PharmD, Eardie I. Marks, PharmD, and Michael Thompson, BCNSP, PharmD

Health Care and Law

Is the FDA Becoming an Economic Regulator?

Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD, discusses the changing role of the FDA.
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD

P&T Snapshot

Osteoporosis: Incidence and Cost of Therapy