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Pharmacy Today September 2015

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September 2015 | Volume 21 Number 9

Drugs & Diseases


25  Showcase: New approvals, indications, generic, app; more


28  OTCs Today: 
OTCs and older patients


29  OTC Survey: Complementary therapies


30  Immunization Update: Award winners offer advice


37  One to One: Boomers and medical cannabis use


38  Integrative Medicine: Apoaequorin for 
memory enhancement?


39  Conference Roundup: Alzheimer disease, 
insomnia, supplement use


40  Focus on Geriatrics: 
Preview of Beers update 
and the year’s key research


42  Alirocumab: New class of lipid-lowering drugs


44  Lumacaftor/Ivacaftor: Combination therapy for cystic fibrosis


46  Sacubitril/Valsartan: First neprilysin inhibitor for HF


48  Brexpiprazole: New atypical antipsychotic approved


49  Heroin Addiction: Epidemic linked to prescription opioids


Practice & Trends


50  Innovations: Credentialing and privileging of pharmacists 


54  MTM Pearls: Call to action for community pharmacists 


56  Technology Forum: Social networks in health care

58  Collaborative Practice Agreements: NASPA workgroup releases recommendations


60  REMS Programs: New and improved FDA online resource


61  Gaming in Education: AACP keynote 


62  Compounding Law: Update on outsourcing facilities


64  CVS Health and IBM: Using Watson to improve chronic disease outcomes


96  Error Alert: Preventing 
ADEs in older adults


Special Pain Section


65  Editorial: Boots on the ground


66  Pain Management 101: Principles for complex issue


68  Screening Prescriptions: VIGIL process for safe use


70  Education: Patients, providers can benefit


Laws, Regs & Rulings

72  On the Docket: Destruction of evidence following error

74  Hub on Provider Status

      74  Supporting provider status during American Pharmacists Month

      76  Provider status profile: Sangalang makes big impact with small swap

78  Naloxone: Federal, state recognition for pharmacists


In This Issue
 

4  News You Can Use: 
USNS Mercy; Today’s 20th; provider status advocacy update; Tricare; 50 years of Medicare, Medicaid 


6  Correction


8  Today’s Perspective: Board of Pharmacy Specialties


12  Pharmacists in Action: APhA offers tools, solutions; APhA Election; patient safety


24  APhA DrugInfoLine: Once-weekly dulaglutide beats out insulin glargine in type 2 diabetes


Health-System Edition

HSE 5  Insomnia
: Sodium chloride shortage


HSE 6  Technology: 
Data key to future of profession


HSE 8  Better Outcomes: 
Pharmacist services in ACOs


HSE 10 Med Safety
: Strategies for hospital pharmacists


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