BREAKING NEWS

Training for Pharmacists and Nurses, Not Just Prescribers
REDUCE-IT Study Shows 25% Risk Reduction in CV Events with Vascepa
Agency To Provide $18 Million Over the Next Four Years
Manufacturers Would Still Make a Good Profit If Costs Are Cut, Study Says
Conversely, Kids Who Need Drugs Go Untreated
May Reduce the Need for Open-Heart Surgery
NDEA, a Known Carcinogen, Discovered During FDA Testing
Cleared for Adults with Relapsed or Refractory Disease
Approved as Maintenance Treatment for Opioid Dependence
Says Company’s OxyContin Had “Significant Role” in Opioid Epidemic

P&T TV

Zip Code is Still Destiny, In Philadelphia and Across the United States

On the 10th anniversary of the Jefferson College of Population Health, Dr. David Nash reflects on the progress of the first college of population health, its influence around the country, and how social determinants still play a major role in patient outcomes and life expectancy.

August 2018 interview

P&T September 2018
Table of Contents

Features

Money Needed to Dig FDA Out of Its Review Ditch
Questions about the safety and efficacy of cough and cold medicines and numerous other over-the-counter (OTC) products—along with an overwhelmed, understaffed FDA—are the driving force behind Congressional action to put a first-ever OTC user fee program in place.
Health Care & Law
Despite a slow legislative start by President Trump, new federal and state regulatory health care changes will have important implications for pharmacists, P&T committees, and patients.
Epithelial ovarian cancer is the leading cause of death due to a gynecological malignancy in the United States. The authors review the pharmacology, safety, efficacy, and role of poly adenosine diphosphate [ADP]-ribose polymerase (PARP) inhibitors in the treatment and maintenance of relapsed, advanced ovarian cancer.
Meeting Highlights
We review key sessions on multiple myeloma, chronic lymphocytic leukemia, Hodgkin lymphoma, Epstein-Barr virus-positive post-transplant lymphoma, and follicular lymphoma.

Departments

Medication Errors
Part 1 of a 3-part series discusses 3 medication safety risks that can easily fall off the radar screen in hospitals and doctors’ offices.
Prescription: Washington
President Trump’s American Patients First plan to reduce drug prices has some innovative aspects but might face political roadblocks.
Approvals, new indications, regulatory activities, and more
Baricitinib (Olumiant) tablets for rheumatoid arthritis; plazomicin (Zemdri) injection for complicated urinary tract infections; and cannabidiol (Epidiolex) oral solution for seizures with Lennox-Gastaut syndrome and Dravet syndrome