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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

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Editorial Board

Recent Issues

March 2010



Pharmacy Provisions of Health Care Legislation Are Still Viable

Industry’s Agenda Is Clear, but Its Future Path Is Not

Pharmacists are divided over provisions in the House and Senate health care reform bills, but most agree on the need to expand medication therapy management services, reduce patient readmissions, and provide access to discounted drugs.
Stephen Barlas

Impact of Rituximab (Rituxan) on the Treatment of B-Cell Non-Hodgkin’s Lymphoma

Rituximab prolongs survival in patients with aggressive lymphomas, but more study is needed to clarify its effect on survival of patients with indolent lymphomas.
Efrat Dotan, MD, Charu Aggarwal, MD, MPH, and Mitchell R. Smith, MD, PhD

Meeting Highlights

San Antonio Breast Cancer Symposium and American Society of Clinical Oncology

Representative studies focus on aromatase inhibitors, tamoxifen, and bisphosphonates. Agents for pancreatic, colorectal, and gastric cancers are also reviewed.
Walter Alexander

Pharmaceutical Approval Update

Topics include agents for multiple sclerosis, rheumatoid arthritis, and hypertension.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Continuing Education Credit

Optimizing Anemia Management through Medication Reconciliation

Applying the 2010 Joint Commission Patient Safety Goal Requirements

Ensuring continuity of care for patients needing erythrocyte-stimulating agents helps to prevent hemoglobin fluctuations, avoids duplications, and lowers hospital costs.
Shilpa Amara, PharmD, Indu Lew, PharmD, and Robert T. Adamson, PharmD



There’s an App for That!

David B. Nash, MD, MBA, ­discusses an online application that provides important information linking CME, performance improvement, and maintenance of board certification.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Preventing Accidental Infusion of Breast Milk in Neonates

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, explains how to prevent the accidental infusion of breast milk in newborns.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

New REMS Guidelines Raise Fears In Hospitals and Pharmacies

Stephen Barlas discusses how the FDA’s upcoming guidelines for a Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies program could cost hospitals and their pharmacies significant time and money.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

From Afluria to Xiaflex, P&T presents the latest studies and information about FDA approvals, drug indications, product recalls, and industry updates.