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P&T® Journal contents for July 2002


Health care professionals at the Martin Army Community Hospital studied the switch from amlodipine to other calcium channel blockers in light of the overall cost of therapy.
Gilda M. Smith, PharmD, Isiah M. Harper, Jr., RPh, Lt. Col. USA, and Allan D. Stowers, MS, BS Pharm
This article discusses how hospitals in one northeastern region coordinated to create a medication-safety program.
Craig Senholzi, RPh, MBA and Matthew P. Fricker, Jr. MS, RPh
Drug News
The latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.
Meeting Highlights
Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD
Continuing Medical Education
The authors discuss why IR nifidepine, which had been the treatment of choice for hypertensive crises, should not be used.
Aliya F. Mansoor, PharmD and Laura von Hagel Keefer, PharmD


Associate Editor-in-Chief Karl Matuszewski champions the mission of his new heroes.
Karl A. Matuszewski, MS, PharmD
Prescription Washington
Stephen Barlas
Medication Errors
Matthew Grissinger, RPh, warns about the dangers of excessive doses of bowel preparations.
Drug Forecast
Evans Branch III, PharmD, Melony Floyd, PharmD, and Marlon Honeywell, PharmD