December 2017 Heart Health

Departing PTCB Director Reflects on Evolving Technician Roles

December 29, 2017

Technician Focus

As the Executive Director and CEO of the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB), Everett B. McAllister, RPh, MPA, has both witnessed and shepherded a number of significant changes in the technician profession.

Pharmacist Takes Plea Deal in Billing Fraud Case

December 27, 2017

Legal Focus

A pharmacist was charged in federal court with numerous counts of submitting fraudulent claims for reimbursement to federally run health plans, along with a number of other financial transgressions.

Oral Anticoagulants and NSAIDs, SSRIs, or SNRIs

December 22, 2017

Drug Interactions

In addition to their anti-inflammatory and analgesic activity, NSAIDs that inhibit cyclooxygenase-1 reversibly inhibit platelet aggregation and reduce the ability of the stomach lining to prevent ulceration.

Letter to the Editor

December 01, 2017

Others

In these articles, the statement “The OnGuard/Tevadaptor system is not considered a closed-system transfer device (CSTD) in its country of manufacture (Israel), and its sale was banned in Sweden as the result of a court ruling” is incorrect and was taken from a source1 that did not provide attribution for its statements.