• Brown Bag Consult: I'm Not Feeling Well
  • Pharmacy Sues DEA for Seizing Its Drugs
  • Confronting the Challenge of Health Care–Associated Infections
  • Checking Long-Term Care Blister Packs and Bingo Cards
  • Can You Read These Rxs? (November 2014)

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Cancer Guidelines Disagree on Correct Care
Clinical practice guidelines for the diagnosis and treatment of certain types of cancer are surprisingly unstandardized.
Improved patient access to medications and fewer patent expirations will result in a 30% increase in global drug spending, to $1.3 trillion, over the next 5 years.
Two new analyses of more than 60,000 patients found dabigatran etexilate was linked to fewer major bleeds and strokes than warfarin.
A former pharmacy technician thought the prescription pill records she was finagling were better shred than read.
Expanding upon efforts to implement the federal Drug Quality and Security Act enacted 1 year ago, the FDA today released 3 policy documents that assist companies that compound sterile drugs with registering as outsourcing facilities.
Based on patient response rates and efficacy, olanzapine/fluoxetine is the ideal first-line treatment for depression caused by bipolar disorder.
Forever Beautiful Bee Pollen and Forever Beautiful Infinity were found to be forever dangerous to consumers.

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