Topics include Medicare Part D, informatics, and the paper edition of P&T.
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P&T® Journal contents for April 2008
Health Care & Law
Dr. Field presents the case for and against the FDA’s proposed new limits for pharmaceutical manufacturers in marketing and promoting off-label uses of drugs.
Presentations cover comparisons of daptomycin (Cubicin for Injection) and vancomycin (Vancocin) for skin infections and recombinant human thrombin versus bovine-derived thrombin for controlling hemostasis during surgery.
Topics include desvenlafaxine (Pristiq) for major depressive disorder in adults; rilonacept (Arcalyst) in treating inflammatory syndromes; and levocetirizine (Xyzal Oral Solution) for symptoms associated with allergic rhinitis and hives.
Continuing Education Credit
The authors discuss current and investigational therapies for this debilitating illness, the adverse events associated with its treatment, and some protocols for preventing stroke and infection.