Pharmacy Today, January 2013

January 2013 • Volume 19, Number 1


29   Focus on cardiology: AHA 2012 looked at efficacy of omega-3 fatty acids, dabigatran

31   Influenza virus vaccine: First cell-culture seasonal vaccine approved

32   Tofacitinib: Novel JAK inhibitor may help patients with moderate to severe RA

36   MTM profile: Lofholm's innovative strategies make MTM work at California's Ross Valley Pharmacy

39   Project IMPACT: Reaching at-risk patients with diabetes in California and Ohio

41   Compounding: Profiles of compounding pharmacists; update on fungal meningitis

44   Safety net care: APhA's HRSA contract renewed

48   Frank Bennicasa: Pharmacy Today says goodbye to visionary publisher

Policy and Advocacy

52   On the docket: No affidavit of merit, no case against pharmacy

53   Hub on policy and advocacy: Actions related to the states on compounding, profile of Kansas's Sen. Jerry Moran

56   CBO links prescriptions with lower medical costs: Agency changes methodology

57   ACA implementation: Health care reform provisions start in 2013; essential health benefits proposed rule released


3   Bulletin: Healthy eating, HIV and smoking, heart health, and more

5   Letter to the editor: Options for B12

6   Today's perspective: New year, new ideas

12   Pharmacists in action: Newtown, 'Minute with' Walt Chambliss, APhA2013

19   Product showcase: New approvals, indications, formulations, generics

20   OTCs today: Self-care in heart failure

22   Integrative medicine: Effectiveness of chelation

23   Immunization update: ACIP update

24   One to One: Talking with patients about news reports

26   MTM pearls: Get ready for integrated health care teams

28   Technology forum: HIT focus of new Today feature

76   ISMP error alert: Designing a safer med label

Health-System Edition

HSE 2   Insomnia: Manage fatigue to ensure patient safety

HSE 4   Many faces of MTM: Premier's Gordon links pharmacist ROI with med safety

HSE 8   Re-engineering hospital discharge: Med rec a key step in AHRQ's Project RED interventions

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