Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
The FDA has issued 3 draft guidance documents that clarify how it intends to enforce the prescription requirement for drugs compounded by health-system pharmacies.

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Jim Vieira, PharmD
Data by itself may simply be a tool; yet, when applied in the right way, it can be a powerful ally.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
As STD Awareness Month wraps up, pharmacists should encourage patients to do the same.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
A pair of FDA final guidance documents may help drug manufacturers reduce the risk of deadly medication errors.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Patients taking drugs from certain classes should be educated about an alarming side effect.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Despite the fact that the risk of perinatal HIV transmission can be reduced to less than 1% with appropriate care, around 75% of HIV-positive children were infected perinatally in 2010.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
Three states are reporting an outbreak of a rare bloodstream infection caused by Elizabethkingia anophelis bacteria.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
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Rachel Lutz
Opioid-addicted patients who receive buprenorphine in the emergency department plus a referral to primary care for ongoing treatment may have better odds of reducing their illicit drug use.
Imran Chughtai, PharmD
There’s still controversy regarding epinephrine’s utility in cardiac arrest.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
The emphasis on hand hygiene in hospitals as a way of reducing the spread of superbugs has traditionally been focused on health care providers’ handwashing habits.

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