Experiential Education: Stepping Up to the Plate
Developing Patient-Specific Clinic Protocols
With a lack of staff and resources to help determine what drugs are used in busy clinics and to document standard protocols prescribed in them, perhaps a starting strategy is to enlist the help of professional students or pharmacy residents.
Biosimilars and Health Care Reform
Health Systems Pharmacy Editor's Note: Minimizing Prescription Drug Abuse
Expanding FDA Regulation of Tobacco Products
Supporting Our Professional Associations
Educating Our "Captive" Audience About Adherence
Editor's Note: Evidence-Based Health Care Reform
Diverse practice settings and avoiding cumbersome new bureaucratic requirements should be taken into account when developing evidence-based health care guidelines.
Editor's Note: Change, Compromise, and Making Progress
The election of the new president ushered in the theme, "a time for change." Pharmacy needs to stay abreast of these changes and plan and react accordingly.
Promoting Drugs for Unapproved Uses
The use of drugs for unapproved indications is frequently discussed and sometimes causes great angst in hospitals and health systems.
Editor's Note: Regulatory Reform to Eliminate IV Medication Errors?
Regulatory intervention may be necessary in order to guarantee the quality of compounded intravenous medications.
Health Care Reform and Its Impact on Health System Pharmacy
As a new administration prepares to take office, now is the time for pharmacists to be proponents of the change promised for health care.
Editor's Note: Pharmaceuticals in Drinking Water
The recent controversy of pharmaceuticals found in drinking water has raised questions about the proper disposal of pharmaceuticals.
Editor's Note: Never Events, Pay-for-Performance, and the Pharmacist's Role
Editor's Note: Intravenous Admixture Pharmacists: A Thing of the Past?
Pharmacy leaders and practicing pharmacists should realize the expertise and professional commitment that IV admixture pharmacists bring to hospital departments.
Editor's Note: Personalizing Medication Errors
The Erosion of the Patient?Provider Relationship
Certain events impact the patient?provider relationship and need to be monitored to ensure appropriate oversight of drug therapy.
Editor's Note: Aligning the Practice Community and Academia
As preceptors, practitioners have the opportunity to model the shape of the profession's future; however, several items are threatening this historical practice—how can we reverse this trend?
Editor's Note: Ensuring the Integrity of Purchased Pharmaceuticals
Many recent news items have raised questions regarding the quality of the pharmaceutical supply; solving this will be a challenge, but suggestions are presented here.
Editor's Note: Global Conference on the Future of Pharmacy
Pharmacy's advocacy for optimizing medication use and dedication to caring for patients should be a global, profession-wide commitment.
Editor's Note: Creating an Intermediate Class of Drugs
Is a third class of drugs on the horizon for pharmacy?
Editor's Note: Inspiring ASHP Meeting Affirms Pharmacists' Service Role
"Ain't no stopping us now"?ASHP meeting highlights 2007 accomplishments and looks to bright future.
Editor's Note: Pharmacy's Focus on Quality
Can we develop strategies in our departments?
Managing Conflicts of Interest
Mr. McAllister is director of pharmacy
at University of North Carolina
Hospitals and Clinics.
Could Medication Reconciliation Reunite the Profession?
Mr. McAllister is Pharmacy Times Editor, Health-systems Pharmacy Section and director of pharmacy at University of North Carolina Hospitals and Clinics.
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