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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
Advertising: Maureen Dwyer Liberti,
    Vice President, Group Publisher

Production: Mary Ellen Curry,
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Circulation: Jackie Ott, Circulation Manager

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Recent Issues

April 2013


Formulary Evaluation Using a Class Review Approach

Experience and Results From an Academic Medical Center

One institution's review of 17 drug classes led to 3 formulary additions, 15 deletions, 5 new therapeutic interchanges, and 6 drug-safety issues requiring action. Cost-savings opportunities also resulted from using generic medications and alternative product formulations.
Emily L. Persson, PharmD, BCPS; Katherine S. Miller, PharmD, BCPS; Jennifer A. Nieman, PharmD, BCPS; Angela P. Sgourakis, PharmD; and Shawn R. Akkerman, PharmD

Presentation and Management of Herpes Zoster (Shingles) in the Geriatric Population

Current treatment of herpes zoster includes antiviral agents and analgesic drugs, but no single drug or combination can prevent or completely relieve symptoms. VZV vaccinations can help to reduce health and economic effects of the virus.
Kenneth R. Cohen, PharmD, PhD, CGP; Rebecca L. Salbu, PharmD, CGP; Jerry Frank, MD, FAAFP; and Igor Israel, MD

The Uphill Path to Successful Clinical Trials

Keeping Patients Enrolled

Walter Alexander

Meeting Highlights

Business Development Institute Mobile Health Care Communications Summit

In 2007, there were no medical applications (apps) for mobile devices, but within 3 years, 44 million mobile apps had been downloaded onto electronic devices. This article reviews pingmd and Cancer.Net.
Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, RPh


Medication Errors

Preventing Mixups With Color-Tinted Intravenous Tubing

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

Final Formulary Rules for Health Exchanges Nettle Drug Manufacturers

Health Plans and PBMs Block Broader Drug Access For Patients and Businesses

Patients and small businesses might not be able to obtain some brand-name drugs when the new health exchanges are in place.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

FDA approvals, drug indications, and updates

Pharmaceutical Approval Update

Oxybutynin Transdermal System (Oxytrol for Women) for overactive bladder; alogliptin tablets (Nesina, Kazano, and Oseni) for diabetes; and pomalidomide (Pomalyst) capsules for multiple myeloma
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Drug Forecast

Role of Apixaban (Eliquis) in the Treatment And Prevention of Thromboembolic Disease

Apixaban (Eliquis) for treating and preventing thrombo-embolic disease
Aliaksandr Budovich; Olga Zargarova; and Anna Nogid, BS, PharmD, BCPS