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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
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Production: Mary Ellen Curry,
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Circulation: Jackie Ott, Circulation Manager


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Recent Issues

April 2008

Features

Letters to the Editor

Topics include Medicare Part D, informatics, and the paper edition of P&T.
Jacob Hutti, PharmD; Joseph A. Catapano, MD, FACC, MMM; and Teri Luebbering, RPh, CGP, FASCP

Health Care and Law

The FDA’s New Guidance for Off-Label Promotion Is Only a Start

Dr. Field presents the case for and against the FDA’s proposed new limits for pharmaceutical manufacturers in marketing and promoting off-label uses of drugs.
Robert I. Field, JD, MPH, PhD

Skin and Skin Structure Infections and Control of Hemostasis During Surgery

Presentations cover comparisons of daptomycin (Cubicin for Injection) and ­vancomycin (Vancocin) for skin infections and recombinant human thrombin ­versus bovine-derived thrombin for controlling hemostasis during surgery.
Walter Alexander

Pharmaceutical Approval Update

Topics include desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) for major depressive disorder in adults; rilonacept (Arcalyst) in treating inflammatory syndromes; and levocetirizine (Xyzal Oral Solution) for symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and hives.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS

Continuing Education Credit

Pharmacological Management of Sickle Cell Disease

The authors discuss current and investigational therapies for this debilitating­ ­illness, the adverse events associated with its treatment, and some ­protocols for preventing stroke and infection.
Uche Anadu Ndefo, PharmD, BCPS; Angie Eaton Maxwell, PharmD; Huong Nguyen, PharmD Candidate; and Tochukwu L. Chiobi, PharmD

Departments

Editorial

Slaves to Medicine

David Nash, MD, MBA, reviews Slaves to Medicine, a controversial book by Dr. George Beauchamp that addresses the runaway economy in health care today.
David Nash, MD, MBA

Medication Errors

Morphine and Hydromorphone: An Omnipresent Risk of Mix-ups

Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP, offers tips for preventing confusion of morphine with hydromorphone, both potent narcotics.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP

Prescription: Washington

Actor’s Overdose an Unfortunate Eye Opener

Stephen Barlas explores the increase in deaths from prescription drugs, especially from narcotic overdoses, as in the recent case of actor Heath Ledger.
Stephen Barlas

New Drugs/Drug News/New Medical Devices

From Arcalyst to Zotarolimus, P&T presents the latest information on FDA approvals, new indications, recalls, and industry updates.

Drug Forecast

The Selegiline Transdermal System (Emsam)

The authors review the selegiline transdermal system (Emsam) for major depressive disorder.
Lois Jessen, MS, PharmD, Lawrence J. Kovalick, PharmD, and Albert J. Azzaro, PhD