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P&T® Journal contents for November 2002
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, describes new treatments for colorectal, breast, and advanced prostate cancer.
Step-Down Treatment of Uncomplicated Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease in Patients Taking Twice-Daily Lansoprazole
It is possible to safely reduce the dose of medication for patients with GERD.
A Prospective Study of Antibiotic Cost Containment in a University Teaching Hospital over a 13-Year Period
A unique antibiotic monitoring program has succeeded in reducing costs.
The Impact of NSAID Selection on Gastrointestinal Injury and Risk for Cardiovascular Events: Identifying and Treating Patients at Risk
New COX-1/COX-2 NSAIDs relieve pain with less gastrointestinal damage than past pain relievers but may increase the risk of cardiovascular injury.
The authors review the potential gastrointestinal and cardiovascular risks posed by COX-1/COX-2 NSAIDs.
The difficulty in educating professionals who prescribe medications is not unlike the challenge of fixing a dangerous road.