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P&T® Journal contents for February 2004
Focus on Medicare
Dr. Goldenberg discusses how Hatch–Waxman “got the hatchet.”
Dr. Stefanacci addresses some unanswered questions about the new Medicare drug benefit; for example, how many drugs will be needed to meet the formulary requirement, how will the formularies be designed, and how will the appeals process work?
Dr. Prescott reports on new therapies for non-Hodgkin’s and mantle-cell lymphomas, myeloid and myelomonocytic leukemias, myelodysplastic syndromes, myelodysplasia, oral mucositis, polycythemia vera, and other disorders of the blood.
Continuing Education Credit
Dr. Talbert reviews current therapies for lipid disorders and emphasizes the need for monitoring patients and promoting their adherence to treatment guidelines.