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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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Recent Issues

April 2004


Meeting Highlights

Strategic Innovation in Health Care Delivery: Capturing the Full Potential of Biotechnology in Health Care

The author summarizes trends in the development of new biotechnology agents, in consumer-driven health care, and in evidence-based medicine, along with economic factors that will affect the pharmaceutical industry.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Meeting Highlights

The National Medicare Prescription Drug Congress

Representatives from a consortium of more than 30 organizations assembled to discuss the impact of the Medicare Modernization Act, and the newly approved Drug Discount Cards, on older patients.
Vanja Sikirica, PharmD

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors: A Class Review

Dr. Valuck discusses the advantages and shortcomings of the SSRIs compared with earlier antidepressant medications, with special emphasis on the new agent escitalopram oxalate (Lexapro™).
Robert Valuck, PhD, RPh

Continuing Education Credit

Application of Pharmacokinetics and Pharmacodynamics to Antibiotic Selection

Dr. Ebert reviews the complicated processes of comparing antimicrobial agents and choosing the most appropriate antibiotic in clinical practice.
Steven C. Ebert, PharmD, BCPS



1 on 1 health™

David Nash, MD, MBA, discusses 1 on 1health™, a Web site that provides valuable information to patients to help them understand and manage their diseases.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA

Prescription Washington

FDA’s Final Rule on Bar Coding Does Little to Help Pharmacies

Stephen Barlas explains that the FDA’s final rule on bar coding does not help pharmacies if hospitals don’t buy scanners.
Stephen Barlas

Medication Errors

Making It Easier for Nurses to Identify Patients Before Giving Medications

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, presents some strategies to enable nurses to administer the right medications to the right patients.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

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

P&T Snapshot

Trends in the Treatment of Depression