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Barriers to Anticoagulant Use in Atrial Fibrillation
Jeannette Y. Wick, RPh, MBA, FASCP
Use of anticoagulants in atrial fibrillation patients remains unacceptably low, with some estimates showing that only half of patients receive anticoagulants as indicated by current treatment guidelines.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has approved parathyroid hormone (Natpara), a once-daily hormonal injection to control low blood calcium levels (hypocalcemia) in patients with hypoparathyroidism.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA’s Anti-Infective Drugs Advisory Committee has recommended the approval of Astellas’ investigational antifungal drug, isavuconazonium, for the treatment of invasive aspergillosis and mucormycosis, which are life-threatening fungal infections primarily found in immunocompromised patients.
Ryan Marotta, Assistant Editor
The FDA has issued a safety alert recommending against the routine use of bone graft substitutes containing recombinant proteins or synthetic peptides among patients aged <18 years, emphasizing that the safety and effectiveness of these products have not been reviewed or approved for patients in this age group.
Eileen Oldfield, Associate Editor
Treating traveler’s diarrhea with antibiotics may contribute to antibiotic resistance and spread resistant bacteria strains, particularly if travelers visit developing parts of the world.
Meghan Ross, Associate Editor
Using a tube of sealant as a fake gun, a man robbed a pharmacy in Piedmont, Oklahoma, but was caught by police in less than 5 minutes.
Rachel Lutz
Pharmacists play an important role in ensuring optimal patient outcomes within accountable care organizations.
Alex Barker, PharmD — Contributor
Do you whistle while you work? That’s exactly what Kmart pharmacist Eldon Wilson of Hutchinson, Kansas, does every day.

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Yvette C. Terrie, BSPharm, RPh
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With proper treatment, individuals with atrial fibrillation can live normal and active lives.
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