How to Reduce Harm from Opiates

November 01, 2008

Medication Safety

Suggested strategies are presented to help avoid medication errors and subsequent harm with opiates. Errors resulting from these high-alert medications can cause allergic reactions, seizures, and even death.

OTC Product Profile: Omron Elite 7300W

November 01, 2008

OTC Product News Profile

The Omron Women's Advanced Blood Pressure Monitor Elite 7300W, an automatic home blood pressure monitor, is designed specifically for use by women in all stages of life.

Helping Patients Manage Their Heartburn

November 01, 2008

Counseling Focus

Pharmacists are likely to encounter many patients looking for relief from heartburn; a review of 3 classes of OTC medications to treat this common complaint, along with useful counseling tips, is presented here.

Continuity of Care: Pneumonia: Targeting Treatments and Monitoring the Response

November 01, 2008

Health Systems Pharmacy

Pneumonia and influenza together represent the seventh leading cause of death in the United States. Pharmacists can influence care by ensuring that appropriate therapy is initiated quickly and closely monitoring patients.