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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

July 2003



Vaccines, Viruses, and Vigilance

Advances in medicine have resulted in some unintended consequences that will require vim and vigor to address.
Sonja Sherritze

Physician Perspective

The Mexican Vitamin “Treatment”: A Search for Hope and Help

Thomas Marzili, MD

Cover Story

Smallpox Vaccine

The author reviews the need to protect health care workers and first responders against potential smallpox outbreaks in the community
Timothy J. Babinchak, MD


Costs of Pharmacy Care and Issues of Drug Utilization

Dr. Vogenberg discusses trends in pharmaceutical costs and the challenges involved in making medications accessible.
F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD


A Cohort Study of NSAID Use and the Management of Related Gastrointestinal Symptoms by Primary Care Patients

Many patients continue taking nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs despite GI side effects and tend not to consult their physicians.
Christopher V. Chambers, MD, Walter L. Straus, MD, MPH, James J. Diamond, PhD, Lori A. Trapani, BS, BSN, RN, Mary Weeks, MS, and Nicole Somvanshi, MD


Principles of Antibiotic Formulary Selection for P&T Committees, Part 2: Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics

Burke A. Cunha, MD

Short Takes

Testing the Mettle of Iron Prescribing: Optimizing Oral Iron Therapy
Pressure Ulcers: What to Think When Giving Zinc
Emerging Palliative Treatment Options for Fibromyalgia

P&T Snapshot


Anne Mahoney, BA, and Ronald E. Polk, PharmD



The Paradox of Low-Molecular-Weight Heparins

Editor-in-Chief David Nash, MD, MBA, discusses the paradox of low-molecular-weight heparins in hospitalized patients with deep vein thrombosis.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Dose Confusion with Phosphorus-Containing Products

Matthew Grissinger discusses the confusion that sometimes occurs with supplements that contain phosphorus.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh

Prescription Washington

Medicare Drug “Sausage” May Have Aftertaste

Stephen Barlas describes the proposed Medicare drug benefit bill and the convolutions involved in its passage.
Stephen Barlas

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

P&T presents the latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.

Drug Forecast

Atomoxetine: A New Nonstimulant Approach to Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder

The authors review atomoxetine (Strattera®) for the treatment of ADHD.
Robert Carter, PharmD, Marlon Honeywell, PharmD, Tawana Carter, PharmD, Evans Branch III, PharmD, Bishop Hollifield, PharmD, and Michael Thompson, BCNSP, PharmD