Pharmacy Today, November 2012

November 2012 • Volume 18, Number 11


34   Focus on geriatrics: Updated Beers criteria guide medication therapy in older patients

36   Teriflunamide: Second oral option for relapsing MS

40   Regorafenib: Oral multikinase inhibitor for refractory colorectal cancer

42   MTM profile: Connecticut collaboration awarded Pinnacle for demonstration project

47   Project IMPACT: Care offered at federally qualified health centers in OK, TX

49   FIP's Ton Hoek: International pharmacy communicty pays tribute

50   Fungal meningitis: Deaths, illness draw attention to line between compounding, manufacturing

52   Women in pharmacy: Exhibit, conference room dedicated at Twlug building

59   OTC topical analgesics: FDA author describes serious burns with menthol, methyl salicylate, capsaicin

60   American Pharmacists Month: Celebrations held coast to coast

62   Take-back day: DEA event collects unused meds

Policy and Advocacy

64   On the docket: Religion, conscience in patient care

66   Hub on policy and advocacy: Changes for 2013 in Part D; reactions to fungal meningitis outbreak; BeSafeRx

68   Nursing home residents: Pharmacists part of CMS initiative to reduce avoidable hospitalizations

70   Pharmacists as partners: Story behind CDC's creation of new guide on chronic diseases


3   Bulletin: Alzheimer treatment, multivitamins and cancer, Rx drug abuse

4   Today's perspective: Looking for consistency in pharmacy practice

10   Pharmacists in action: CEO editorial, "minute with" Hartzell, 340B leading practice sites, Twlug2013

18   Product showcase: Bosutinib approved; new formulations, indications

22   OTCs today: Cyanocobalamin

24   Integrative medicines: Glutamine for preventing neuropathy with paclitaxel

25   Immunization update: Difficult dosing: PCV13, PPSV23

29   One to one: Enhancing medication adherence

33   MTM pearls: Excelling in patient communications

84   ISMP error alert: Med rec gets it right

Health-System Edition

HSE 2   Insomnia: Special care for peds

HSE 4   Many faces of MTM: Standardization key to care for McGowan, Novant Health

HSE 8   Pay for performance: CMS rules no in force affect dollars

HSE 10   Just culture: Establishing safe systems, practices in health systems