July 2010 Digestive Health

Drug Interactions: Combining NSAIDs and Bisphosphonates

July 13, 2010

Drug Interactions

Because many patients who take bisphosphonates also take nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs for other conditions, it is important to determine if their combination will have a negative effect.

Medication Safety: Best Practices in Error Reporting

July 13, 2010

Medication Safety

Everyone learns from mistakes. Health care professionals in particular learn a great deal from error-reporting systems and should be encouraged to use best practices to report errors when they occur.

Crohn's Disease: Managing a Complex and Chronic Condition

July 13, 2010

Rx Focus

Crohn's disease, a type of inflammatory bowel disease, can be characterized by abdominal cramping, diarrhea, and greater complications over time. Rx treatment options can help manage these symptoms.

Got Lactose Intolerance? How to Ensure Patients Do Not Miss Out on Essential Nutrients

July 13, 2010

Feature Focus

Approximately 50 million individuals in the United States are affected by lactose intolerance. Pharmacists are in a key position to ensure that patients receive the essential nutrients that may be lost by not consuming milk and dairy products.