Look-alike Name Confusion

August 01, 2008

Medication Safety

Many medications have been mixed up because of poorly handwritten prescriptions?2 particular mix-ups are presented here, as well as suggestions to prevent them from occurring again.

Prescribers' Knowledge of Drug Interactions

August 01, 2008

Drug Interactions

The level at which prescribers accurately identify and manage drug?drug interactions has recently been debated. Pharmacists are in a key position to help avoid common drug?drug interactions.

Roundup: Formulary Considerations for VTE

August 01, 2008

Health Systems Pharmacy

Venous thromboembolism is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in the health system, and all patients should be assessed to determine their level of risk. The latest prophylactic treatment guidelines are presented here.

A Pharmacist's Guide to OTC Therapy: Heartburn Products

August 01, 2008

OTC Focus

An estimated 60 million Americans experience heartburn at least once a month, and pharmacists need to be aware of the several classes of OTC products currently available to treat this common condition.