The author discusses the potential ramifications of a new law that considers it to be a crime to terminate the life of a fetus when certain acts of violence are committed against a pregnant woman.
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P&T® Journal contents for May 2004
Health Care & Law
The authors discuss the Clinical Effectiveness Initiative, which is designed to aid P&T committee members and managers of health care institutions in balancing hospital pharmacy costs and providing optimal patient outcomes.
Dr. Prescott reviews therapies for acute coronary syndrome, angina pectoris, dyslipidemia, and heart failure, among others, using statins, vasodilators, thrombin inhibitors, beta blockers, and recombinant B-type natriuretic peptide.
Some promising therapies were discussed at a recent meeting of the Lymphoma Foundation and the Cancer Institute of New Jersey.
Accurate monitoring of theophylline in apneic infants is essential in order to ensure therapeutic levels and to avoid prolonged hospital stays.