January 2010 Aging Population

Renin Antagonists: An Alternative to Controlling Hypertension

January 18, 2010

Pharmacy Times

Identification of aliskiren's role in the management of hypertension has been the focus of several clinical trials which have demonstrated its effectiveness in blood pressure reduction with few side effects.

Monitoring Combination Drug Therapy

January 18, 2010

Rx Focus

Combination therapy is a frequently prescribed treatment for various medical conditions; however, problems can arise without thorough monitoring. Pharmacists can be instrumental in ensuring that combination drug therapy is used appropriately.

Drug Interactions: Safely Using Quetiapine

January 18, 2010

Drug Interactions

Quetiapine, an atypical antipsychotic, has become one of the most widely prescribed psychiatric medications in the United States; several reminders are presented here to ensure safe use of the drug.

Health Benefits of Fiber

January 15, 2010

OTC Focus

Daily intake of an adequate amount of dietary fiber is the most common recommendation for the prevention and treatment of constipation, and has an important role in the maintenance of normal bowel function.

Vaccinations: The Expanding Role of Pharmacists

January 15, 2010

Feature Focus

Vaccine-preventable diseases kill more Americans than breast cancer, HIV/AIDS, or traffic accidents. Pharmacists are in a unique position to counsel patients about vaccines and administer them to target groups.

Adherence: You Can Make a Difference

January 15, 2010

Editor's Note

Who in the health profession should take ownership of the adherence problem? The problem is a complex one with studies that support the significant role the pharmacist can offer.

Managing Anxiety Disorders

January 15, 2010

Counseling Focus

Anxiety disorders affect 40 million American adults annually, often co-occurring with other medical and psychiatric disorders. The most common disorders are described here.