Complementary and Alternative Options Pose Risks

December 01, 2007

Drug Interactions

Pharmacists are an important source of drug interaction information for patients wishing to use complementary and alternative medications. In addition to discussing the possible benefits, the pharmacist can carefully evaluate the patient's medical record for potential interactions.

Pharmacy Law: Is a Pharmacy a "Health Care Provider"?

December 01, 2007

Legal Focus

A case before the West Virginia State Supreme Court examines whether the legislature's Medical Professional Liability Act—enacted to place limits on damage awards in malpractice lawsuits—extends the statute's protections to pharmacies.

Preventing Secondary Myocardial Infarction

December 01, 2007

Counseling Focus

Effective counseling from pharmacists can help patients with myocardial infarction to recognize symptoms and make the right treatment choices, so they can resume daily life without forgetting the importance of the rehabilitation process.

Many Options Now Available to Treat Hyperlipidemia

December 01, 2007

Health Systems Pharmacy

Adherence to both pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic regimens will result in the largest impact on hyperlipidemia, and patients should be individually assessed to determine the most appropriate ones for them.