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P&T® Journal contents for March 2002

Features

Drug Shortages (4-Part Series)
One hospital shows how they anticipate and cope with drug shortages.
Noreen H. Chan-Tompkins, PharmD, Roxane Curinga, and Toni Fera, Pharm D
Book Review
A new book gives health care providers evidence-based information on herbal medicine.
Peter Chodoff, MD, MPH
This study analyzed health care claims data to compare the costs of different asthma drug therapies.
Daniel A. Ollendorf, MPH, Alyssa S. Pozniak, BA, Brian W. Bowers, PharmD, and Gerry Oster, PhD
Continuing Education Credit
This article discusses the possible causes of steroid-resistant asthma and treatment for patients who have it.
Stephen B. Moody, MSPharm
Guest Commentary
Do doctors know what’s good for them when they eat at medical conferences?
John La Puma, MD, FACP

Departments

Editorial
Editor-in-Chief David B. Nash describes how, “FARS and FFIRS” programs can help fight medication errors.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Prescription Washington
Stephen Barlas
Drug News
The latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.
Medication Errors
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, discusses the possible dangers resulting from careless use of fentanyl patches.
Matthew Grissinger, RPh
Drug Forecast
A new Alzheimer’s drug that is highly selective for acetylcholinesterase.
Martin S. Maltz, RPh, MS and Harold L. Kirschenbaum, MS, PharmD