Clinical Role - Hospital

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Treat Cellulitis
Skin and soft tissue infections (SSTIs), also referred to as skin and skin structure infections, are a relatively common reason for health care visits in both the inpatient and outpatient settings.
FDA Approves Acalabrutinib
Under a new international collaboration, the FDA has granted supplemental approval to acalabrutinib (Calquence, AstraZeneca) for the treatment of adults with chronic lymphocytic leukemia or small lymphocytic leukemia.
 
The Clinical Performance and Quality Measures included 6 performance measures, 6 process quality measures, and a new category of 10 structural quality measures for adults with high blood pressure.
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
 
Health Systems
As Andrew J. Donnelly, PharmD, MBA, FASHP, the director of pharmacy at the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System in Chicago and a clinical professor and the associate dean for clinical affairs at the University of Illinois at Chicago College of Pharmacy, reports in our cover feature, this year’s hot topics included medication shortages, rising drug prices, legislation, a new gene therapy, the opioid epidemic, and the proliferation of cannabidiol products.
 
Top news of the day from across the health care landscape.
 
2019 Marks a Busy Year in Health Systems
Drug shortages and rising prices remain a major issue, with drug pricing legislation on a national level going nowhere fast, and a new gene therapy becoming the most expensive drug approved by the FDA. The opioid epidemic continues to hold the attention of health care providers and organizations, and burnout is increasingly recognized as a problem that needs addressing.
Zulresso From Sage Therapeutics
PPD affects about 1 in 9 women who have given birth in the United States. The onset of PPD can occur during pregnancy or after delivery, and symptoms include anxiety, irritability, sadness, thoughts of harm to the baby or self-harm, trouble bonding with the baby, and withdrawal from family or friends.
Pharmaceutical Mystery
Why is this woman in opioid withdrawal despite high dose methadone administration?
A newly-developed machine learning system may help act as an alert system for potential adverse effects from drug-drug interactions.
 
API Sourcing
Health System Pharmacists Should Think About the Implications of Acquiring and Dispensing These Compounded Products.
 
Coming to ASHP Midyear 2019
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) Midyear Clinical Meeting is approaching, and Pharmacy Times® will be on-site to provide comprehensive coverage from Las Vegas, Nevada. ASHP Midyear 2019 will take place December 8 to 12, 2019.