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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

December 2003


Reducing Medical Errors: An Organizational Approach

Dr. Simmons explains the root causes of medical errors and discusses how academic health centers can create safer systems for patients by addressing potential errors and preventing their recurrence.
Richard L. Simmons, MD

Politics and Clinical Trials: The Inclusion of Women

Dr. Goldenberg presents a historical overview of women’s exclusion from and their recent inclusion in clinical drug trials.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

The Future of the American College of Physicians

The ACP promotes standards, advocates health and public policy, provides continuing education for internists, and emphasizes the importance of internal medicine to physicians and the public.
John Tooker, MD, MBA

Meeting Highlights

Demonstrating the Business Value of Good Health: The Institute for Health and Productivity Management’s Academy

Vanja Sikirica, PharmD

Medicare Update

Medicare Prescription Drug Coverage

Meeting Highlights

33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience

Sonja Sherritze

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacotherapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection

The author reviews an illness that affects millions of patients and is the leading cause of liver failure, cirrhosis, and hepatocellular carcinoma.
Candice Nickens Frye, PharmD

Pharmacotherapy for Hepatitis C Virus Infection: CE Forms and Test



The New Pay-for-Performance Plans

Karl A. Matuszewski, MS, PharmD, discusses new “pay-for-performance” plans intended to improve the quality of health care.
Karl A. Matuszewski, MS, PharmD

Letter to the Editor

U.S. Pharmacoeconomic Fellowship Programs

Nicole M. Cobb, Vittorio Maio, PharmD, MS, Jennifer H. Lofland, PharmD, MPH

Prescription Washington

Compounding the Problem of Drug Compounding

Stephen Barlas discusses the need to “get tough” on drug compounders.
Stephen Barlas

Medication Errors

Shared Eye Drop Bottles: The Danger in Making Every Drop Count

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, explains the potential dangers from sharing eye drop containers.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Drug News

New Drugs/Drug News

P&T presents the latest studies and information about FDA approvals, drug indications, and industry updates.

Drug Forecast

Gemifloxacin for the Treatment of Acute Bacterial Exacerbation of Chronic Bronchitis and Community-Acquired Pneumonia

The author reviews gemifloxacin (Factive®) for acute bacterial exacerbation of chronic bronchitis and community-acquired pneumonia.
Larisa Chagan, BS, PharmD

P&T Snapshot

Obstructive Chronic Bronchitis with Acute Exacerbation