Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Chronic kidney disease incidence has grown faster than many of its common comorbidities such as diabetes and hypertension, and medications may be an underappreciated driver of this growth.

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Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
Hemodialysis should not be routinely used in place of DigiFab for digoxin toxicity.
Allison Gilchrist, Associate Editor
Health systems are under immense pressure to improve care quality while reducing costs under the pay-for-performance reimbursement model.
Steve Leuck, PharmD
The survival of the community hospital out-patient pharmacy depends on its ability to make itself indispensable to the community hospital it is associated with.
Meghan Ross, Senior Associate Editor
A former pharmacist at a New Jersey hospital has been arrested for allegedly stealing morphine from vials and replacing the intravenous solution with saline.
Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
A joint scientific statement appears to be formulating the building blocks to amend the guidelines for alteplase.
Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
The American College of Medical Toxicology recently issued position statements on opioid prescribing.
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
One way to help patients with heart failure is identifying signs of decompensation early.
Craig Cocchio, PharmD, BCPS
Drug shortages have become the new norm in health-system pharmacies.
Kristy Malacos, MS, CPhT
Each EMR has advantages and disadvantages, but the ultimate success of the pharmacy relies upon the EMR team to be proactive in completing deliverables and maintaining deadlines.
Rachel Lutz
The vast majority of patients with chronic pain continue to receive opioids after experiencing a nonfatal overdose, despite the fact that they face greater risk for experiencing a second overdose.

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