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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
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Recent Issues

October 2008

Features

Cover Story

Medical Management of Parkinson’s Disease

A comprehensive discussion of the causes, epidemiology, diagnosis, symptoms, and pharmacotherapy for this movement disorder is presented, with an emphasis on the efficacy and adverse effects of pharmaceutical treatments.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Health Care and Law

Why Is Health Care Regulation So Complex?

Although the intricacies of health care regulation may seem inefficient and unwieldy, our system of local, state, and national checks and balances actually makes a certain amount of sense. Dr. Field discusses the logic behind the ­complexities of the present regulatory system.
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD

Commentary

The Next President’s Prescription for Action on Drugs

Obama and McCain Positions Similar — with One Major Difference
The outlook for Medicare Part D and universal health insurance coverage may depend, in part, on who is elected President and how Congress decides to act.
Stephen Barlas

P&T Snapshot

Trends in Managing Multiple Sclerosis

The Multiple Sclerosis Trend Report reveals the need for many improvements in treating this expensive and complex disease, such as containing costs of biotech drugs, easing the process of obtaining patient reimbursements and physician ­payments, developing a role for specialty pharmacy, and eliminating barriers to patient–pharmacy communication.
Mari Edlin and Peter Sonnenreich, MA

Departments

Editorial

The Jefferson School of Health Policy and Population Health

David Nash, MD, MBA, talks about a new school of health policy to open next year at Thomas Jefferson University.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Misprogram a PCA Pump? It’s Easy!

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, explains how easy it is to misprogram pumps used for patient-controlled analgesia.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

Congress Agrees on the Need for Comparativeness Research

Stephen Barlas discusses the need for Congress to fund a program to evaluate the cost effectiveness of drugs and medical devices.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

From Altace to Zyprexa, P&T presents the latest studies and information about FDA approvals, new indications, product recalls, and industry updates.

Drug Forecast

Alvimopan (Entereg), a Peripherally Acting mu-Opioid Receptor Antagonist For Postoperative Ileus

Dr. Erowele reviews alvim­opan, a mu-opioid receptor antagonist (Entereg), for postoperative ileus.
Goldina Ikezuagu Erowele, PharmD