Pharmacy Today, July 2013

July 2013 • Volume 19, Number 7


30   Focus on gastrointestinal disease: Reviewing the news from DDW 2013

32   New melanoma drugs: GSK's Tafinlar (dabrafenib) and Mekinist (trametinib) approved

34   MTM profile: Randee Bowder's MTMCare provides patient care by phone

46   In memoriam: Amy Whitaker Rudenko and Stephen Lovell

47   Innovative MTM: Henry Ford Health System Health Alliance Plan offers award-winning MTM

Policy and Advocacy

49   On the docket: Should police have access to PDMP data?

50   Hub on policy and advocacy: House pharmacy caucus briefing; California provider status bill update

52   Compounding: House Republicans work on bill with APhA input

56   ACA: Patient care opportunities in 2014

58   Plan B One-Step: Age, sale restrictions lifted after 12-year legal effort

Specialty Pharmacy

39   Editorial: Specialty pharmacy: A unique and growing industry

40   Specialty practice: Evaluating programs with prescription claim records

42   Clinical focus: The latest on the fight against HIV/AIDS


3   News you can use: College students and Rx abuse; Regina Benjamin steps down; HPV vaccine success

4   Today's perspective: Find your own path

11   Pharmacists in action: Nationwide pharmacy innovation, PSPC webcast, the latest from ADIL, and more

18   Product showcase: New approval, indication, generics

19   OTCs today: Probiotics and antibiotic-associated diarrhea

20   Integrative medicine: Taking a look at AREDS-2

23   Immunization update: Recommendations for rabies

24   One to one: Choosing and using OTCs

27   MTM pearls: Create your own destiny

28   Technology forum: Google Trends and public health

76   Error alert: Is vitamin D dangerous?

Health-System Edition

HSE 1   Insomnia: Sleep well—be tech savvy

HSE 2   Many faces of MTM: Patricia Lind helps crack the pharmacy code

HSE 6   Transitions of care: How pharmacists can help cut readmissions

HSE 8   BPS certification: New specialties; oncology care

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