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P&T® Journal contents for August 2003

Features

FDA Update
Dr. Goldenberg presents the latest labeling changes for atorvastatin (Lipitor®), risperidone (Risperdal®), Gynecare Intergel Adhesion Prevention Solution® to heal adhesions after gynecological surgery, and lindane (Kwell®) to treat lice and scabies.
Marvin M. Goldenberg, PhD, RPh, MS
Dr. Cunha describes natural and acquired resistance to antimicrobial agents and effective strategies to control this growing problem.
Burke A. Cunha, MD
Dr. Prescott discusses advances in the treatment of breast, pancreatic, and colorectal cancers; bronchoalveolar cell carcinoma; refractory cancers; melanoma; non-Hodgkin’s lymphoma; leukemia; and chemotherapy-induced anemia.
Lawrence M. Prescott, PhD
Continuing Education Credit
The authors review the armamentarium of medications used to treat AIDS and HIV infection.
Eli Korner, PharmD, MPH, Mary Ellen Bonk, PharmD, Thomas Ratko, PhD, and Karl Matuszewski, MS, PharmD

Departments

Editorial
Editor-in-Chief David Nash, MD, MBA, translates some new acronyms used in drug coverage under Medicare: LMRP, CAC, and NCD.
David B. Nash, MD, MBA
Medication Errors
Matthew Grissinger discusses ways to measure the effectiveness and safety of medication use.
Prescription: Washington
Stephen Barlas describes possible changes in Medicare’s reimbursements to hospitals with pharmacist residency programs.
Drug News
P&T presents the latest information about approvals, indication changes, industry updates, and news from the FDA.
Drug Forecast
Drs. Mack and Neely review adalimumab (Humira®) for the treatment of rheumatoid arthritis.
Alicia Mack, PharmD, and Jessica Neely, PharmD