July 2013

Ado-trastuzumab Emtansine (Kadcyla)

July 22, 2013

Formulary Drug Review

This human epidermal growth factor receptor 2 (HER2)-targeted antibody-drug conjugate is approved for the treatment of patients with HER2-positive, metastatic breast cancer.

Utility of Antithrombotic Therapy in Chronic Systolic Heart Failure

July 22, 2013

Pharmacist Rounds

The primary care physician for a 67-year-old female patient with hypertension, dyslipidemia, and chronic non-ischemic systolic heart failure wants to know whether to initiate an antithrombotic agent.

Refrigeration in Hospital Pharmacy: A Penny Test for Your Thoughts?

July 22, 2013

Viewpoints

The "penny in a cup" test offers general information about a freezer's temperature, but it lacks the necessary sensitivity to determine whether frozen medications are kept in the desired temperature range.