HITECH and other influences have dramatically increased investment in electronic health solutions. Will this dramatically change how pharmacists practice, or will it be business as usual? Troy Trygstad, PharmD, PhD, MBA, co-editor of the Directions in Pharmacy supplements, discusses emerging technology trends and how investments in technology will change health care. Look for an in-depth discussion of technology in the third supplement, coming this fall.
Treating chronic pulmonary obstructive disease with both inhaled corticosteroids and long-acting bronchodilators remains controversial, but new evidence suggests that this controller combination could reduce mortality risk.