February 2018 Infectious Disease

Authorizing Technician Activity When No Pharmacist Is Present

February 28, 2018

Legal Focus

The pharmacist-in-charge was out of town, but an order came in for a compounded chemotherapy medication that was needed the same day, so he authorized a technician to prepare it with no pharmacist present to supervise.

The Sickest Time of the Year: How Brown Bagging Can Bring Clarity

February 25, 2018

Brown Bag Consult

Community-acquired pneumonia is a common and potentially serious illness, particularly in elderly patients and those with significant comorbidities. Prevention and early identification can have a positive impact on infected individuals, health care economics, and the community.

Clinical Pharmacology Update: Duzallo

February 24, 2018

Rx Product News Profile

The FDA has approved Duzallo (lesinurad and allopurinol; Ironwood Pharmaceuticals, Inc) for the treatment of hyperuricemia associated with gout in patients who have not achieved target serum uric acid (sUA) levels with a medically appropriate daily dose of allopurinol alone.

Effective, Safe, and Worthy of Your Active Medication List

February 01, 2018

Editor's Note

Nonprescription medications play an essential role within the US health care system as a highly accessible, effective, and safe means by which to treat hundreds, if not thousands, of ailments, symptoms, and, in many circumstances, underlying conditions.