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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

Statement of Purpose
Guidelines for Authors
Editorial Board

Recent Issues

August 2002


Burn Wound Infection Susceptibilities to Topical Agents: The Nathan’s Agar Well Diffusion Technique

The NAWD technique was used to test gram-negative and gram-positive isolates against antimicrobial agents.
Hangnga Vu, BS, Lana F. McCoy, Edith Carino, BS, Joyce Washington, BS, Thanh Dang, BS, Cynthia Villareal, BS, Judah Rosenblatt, PhD, Cassie Maness, Richard Goodheart, John P. Heggers, PhD

Evaluation of Anticoagulation Initiation and Comparison of Low Versus High Warfarin Doses

The authors investigated which loading dose of warfarin would be safe and efficacious in their facility.
Johnathan Hass, PharmD, Ji Koo, PharmD, and Keith Forster, PharmD

Review of Treatment Stategies for Successful Migraine Management: Focus on Efficacy and Safety of Triptans

This article reviews the etiology of migraines and discusses how triptans can treat them.
Sahar Swidan, PharmD, BCPS

Continuing Education

Parathyroid Hormone: A New Treatment for Osteoporosis

Parathyroid hormone offers a new method of treating osteoporosis, by increasing bone volume and replacing connectivity.
Christine Simonelli, MD



"Can Integrated Systems Improve Medication Safety?"

Editor-in-Chief David Nash wonders, "Can Integrated Systems Improve Medication Safety?"
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

The latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.

Drug Forecast

New Approaches in the Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Focus on Synthetic Exendin-4

Mark Agres, BS, PharmD

Medication Errors

Understanding How People Work Will Create Safer Systems

Matthew Grissinger, RPh discusses how insights into the ways that health professionals perform their tasks will improve safety systems.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh

Prescription Washington

A Shortage of Funds for Pharmacists to Run Health Clinics

Stephen Barlas