F. Randy Vogenberg reviews a new book by Michael P. Cecil, MD, that should be a resource for consumers, health care professionals, and Medicare-eligible beneficiaries despite some complications brought about by the new Medicare Part D regulations.
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P&T® Journal contents for February 2006
Health Care & Law
Pennsylvania becomes the newest state in which pharmacists will be playing a larger role in the drug prescription process: they will have the authority to adjust drug regimens, order laboratory and diagnostic tests, and administer medications.
Management of Community-Acquired Respiratory Tract Infections in an Era of Increasing Antibiotic Resistance
The authors discuss the extent of the problem of antibiotic resistance in the U.S., assess the clinical and economic ramifications of such resistance, and provide an overview of antibiotics currently available for the empirical treatment of out-patients with community-acquired RTIs.
Continuing Education Credit
The author reviews the current understanding of the pathophysiology of congestive heart failure (CHF) and discusses the paradigm shift in thinking about the role of beta blockers in CHF management.