Pharmacy Today, March 2013

March 2013 • Volume 19, Number 3


34   Focus on dermatology: Reviewing new approvals and investigational agents

39   Alogliptin: Fourth DPP-4 approved for diabetes

40   Apixaban: Third oral anticoagulant to compete with warfarin

41   Crofelemer: Botanical drug for noninfectious diarrhea

42   Teduglutide: GLP-2 analog for short bowel syndrome

44   Bedaquiline: New product for multidrug-resistant TB

46   Zolpidem: FDA requires lower doses for insomnia drugs

48   MTM profile: Cocohoba serves patients with HIV

52   Collaborative practice agreements: Seven recommendations for CPAs

53   Residencies: Study analyzes patient care at community residency sites

54   Project IMPACT: Mountain States Health Alliance and Dillons Food Stores

56   Professionwide awards: Twlug honors contributions to the profession

58   One to One awards: Pharmacists, students provide outstanding care

62   Academy awards: Twlug Academies honor achievements

Policy and Advocacy

64   On the docket: Pharmacist violates break policies

66   Hub on policy and advocacy: Pharmacy visits; FDA’s compounding framework

70   Provider status: Development of professionwide principles under way

71   Hydrocodone: FDA Advisory Committee recommends rescheduling

72   Congress update: New committee assignments for 2013


3   Bulletin: Pancreatitis with diabetes meds; PPI patterns, income disparities; kids’ safety

6   Today’s perspective: Your input sought

12   Pharmacists in Action: Pursuing provider status; Gans honored; first PSPC learning session

20   Product showcase: New indications, formulations, OTC

22   OTCs today: High-tech online resources for managing diabetes

24   Integrative medicine: Green coffee bean extract

25   Immunization update: Not enough U.S. adults are getting recommended vaccines

26   One to one: FDA’s MedWatch

30   MTM pearls: Informed consent and duty to warn

32   Technology forum: Health Design Challenge

88   Error alert: Danger in cutting medication patches

Health-System Edition

HSE 1   Insomnia: Entitlement and employability among future pharmacists: Part 2

HSE 2   Many faces of MTM: Med rec at University of Kansas Hospital

HSE 6   Collaboration: Building a culture of collaboration

HSE 8   Hospital pharmacy pearls: Tips from the ASHP Midyear