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Editorial: Sonja Sherritze, Editor
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Production: Mary Ellen Curry,
Director of Production Services
Circulation: Jackie Ott, Circulation Manager
Statement of Purpose
Guidelines for Authors
Letter to the Editor
Federal Office in Charge of Drug Discounts Begins to Feel the Heat
Upselling takes place when a safety-net hospital increases its profits by selling discounted drugs to privately insured patients at full price. Senator Charles Grassley is on the case to increase transparency and to curtail the misuse of 340B purchases.
Health Care & Law
Drugs in short supply, especially those needed in oncology, can create legal and
patient-safety problems for risk-bearing providers.
James T. O’Donnell, PharmD; and F. Randy Vogenberg, RPh, PhD
Drug Class Review
Sildenafil (Viagra), vardenafil (Levitra, Staxyn), tadalafil (Cialis), and avanafil (Stendra) have proved to be safe and effective for men with erectile problems. These first-line therapies are easy to use, have a quick onset of action, and are well tolerated.
Sharon A. Huang; and Janette D. Lie, PharmD, BCACP
Therapies for pancreatic, breast, lung, and skin cancers were some of the hot
topics at this year’s ASCO meeting.
2013 52nd Annual Assembly: Medication Safety
The Emily Jerry Foundation was instrumental in requiring training and certification for pharmacy technicians; and a representative from the Institute for Safe Medication Practices discusses “off-the-beaten-track” areas of medication use.
Michele B. Kaufman, PharmD, RPh
Hyponatremia And Death In Healthy Children From Plain Dextrose And Hypotonic Saline Solutions After Surgery
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, FASCP
Hospital Pharmacies Will Need to Read 2D Bar Codes
Fluticasone furoate/vilanterol inhalation powder (Breo Ellipta) for chronic obstructive pulmonary disease; atorvastatin/ezetimibe tablets (Liptruzet) for reducing low-density lipoprotein cholesterol; and radium 223 dichloride (Xofigo) injection for late-stage, castration resistant prostate cancer
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS
A Long-Acting Anticholinergic for the Management of Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease
Michele Pisano, PharmD; and Nissa Mazzola, PharmD, CGP, CDE