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Consult Your Pharmacist

Appropriate Use of Nonprescription Hydrocortisone, 4:12
Automated External Defibrillators in the Community Setting, 2:12
Fatigue and Drowsiness: Everyday Exhaustion and Beyond, 11:12
Getting to the Bottom of Common Foot Problems, 10:11
Minor Eye Problems in the Elderly, 6:12
Patients With Headaches: The Pharmacist's Role, 1:12
Pediatric Otitis Media: Managing Ear Infections in Children, 3:12
Recent Developments in Birth Control and STD Prevention for Men, 8:12
Recommending Analgesics for Common Conditions, 5:12
Strategies for the Relief of Bloating and Gas, 12:16
Treating Common Problems in the Pregnant Patient, 9:12
Why Patients Need Protection From the Sun, 7:14

Contemporary Compounding

Buprenorphine 2 mg/mL Sublingual Drops, 2:40
Coal Tar 0.4% Alcohol Gel, 1:40
Dexamethasone 0.2% With Tetracycline 2.4% or Metronidazole 10% Periodontal Gel, 3:42
Gentamicin, Polymyxin, Neomycin, and Hydrocortisone in 50% Alcohol Otic Drops, 8:70
Ketamine Hydrochloride 10-mg Troches, 11:58
Ketoprofen 2% Oral Gel, 10:48
Metronidazole 2%, Misoprostol 0.0024%, and Phenytoin 5% Topical Gel, 6:50
Myristyl Nicotinate 5% Topical Cream, 7:42
Naproxen Sodium 100-mg/mL Injection, 5:48
Ondansetron Hydrochloride 0.8 mg/mL Oral Liquid, 4:38
Tamiflu Oral Suspension, 12:54
Vitamin E 200-IU Suppositories, 9:56

Continuing Education

An Update on the Current Treatment of HIV, 8:76*
Drug Information Resources for the Community Pharmacist, 2:45*
Emergency Contraception: An Update of Clinical and Regulatory Changes, 11:70*
Herpes Zoster (Shingles) and Postherpetic Neuralgia Management, 5:53*
Ovarian Cancer: One of the Common Gynecologic Malignancies, 10:61*
Pediatric and Adolescent Sports-Related Injuries and Ailments, 3:44*
Perimenopause: Management of Common Symptoms During the Menopausal Transition, 9:73*
Prescription Drug Abuse: Strategies to Reduce Diversion, 12:61*
Tetrabenazine for the Treatment of Hunting-ton's Chorea, 1:47*
The Prevention and Treatment of Pressure Ulcers, 4:44*
Treatment Options in Acute Lung Injury and Acute Respiratory Distress Syndrome, 7:52*
Urinalysis: A Guide for Pharmacists, 6:52*

Diagnostic Spotlight

At-Home Test for Tobacco-Product Use, 7:36
Malaria Test Kit, 8:46
Novel Device for Medication Management, 6:Epub


Alcohol-Induced Pancreatitis, 8:26
Assisting Seniors With Insomnia: A Comprehensive Approach, 6:38
Cardiovascular Risk: What Should We Measure?, 2:25
Evaluating the Link Between Diet and Acne, 4:26
Food and Lifestyle Interactions With Warfarin: A Review, 2:28
Gestational Diabetes Mellitus, 9:43
High Cholesterol in Childhood, 3:27
IBS Treatment Guidelines, 12:Epub
Influenza Update: Seasonal and H1N1 Vaccines, 10:Epub
Managing Chronic Diabetic Peripheral Neuropathy in the Elderly, 1:30
Massage Therapy: Implications for Pharmaceutical Care, 5:Epub
Medications Used in Opioid Maintenance Treatment, 11:40
New Drug Review 2009, 10:37
Osteoporosis: A Preventable Part of Aging, 6:27
Overview of Hepatitis B and C Management, 12:32
Pediatric OTC Cough and Cold Product Safety, 6:39
Pharmacists' Role in Preventing Vaccine-Preventable Diseases, 8:39
Pharmacologic Management of Alcohol Dependence, 11:60
Pharmacotherapy of Diabetes in the Elderly, 7:44
Pharmacy Students Providing Patient Medication Discharge Counseling in Pennsylvania, 8:49
Probiotics and Microflora, 12:42
Psychotropic Medication During Pregnancy, 9:58
Recent Advances in the Treatment of Pain Associated With Fibromyalgia, 9:49
Recommendations for the Use of OTC Cough and Cold Medications in Children, 3:33
Restless Legs Syndrome: A Common, Underdiagnosed Disorder, 1:24
Solutions to Male Infertility, 8:58
So Many Options, So Little Difference in Efficacy: What Is the Appropriate Antidepressant?, 11:26
The Diagnosis and Treatment of Gout, 5:40
The Relationship Between GERD and Asthma, 7:30
The Use of Antidepressants for Chronic Pain, 5:26
The Use of OTC Medications in Older Adults, 6:44
Understanding Breastfeeding: Beyond Medication, 9:25
Updates in Nonprescription Therapy for Heartburn and GERD, 10:52

ISMP: Medication Safety

A Warning About Warning Labels, 2:Epub
Health Literacy--¿Comprende? Not Necessarily, 6:11
Transdermal Patches and Burns, 4:43

Patient Teaching Aids

Bipolar Disorder, 11:17
Fibromyalgia, 5:17
Insomnia, 1:17
Knee Replacement Surgery, 6:19
Melanoma, 4:17
Meningitis, 10:29
Pancreatitis, 12:25
Prostatitis, 8:17
Smoking Cessation, 7:21
Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, 3:17
Tubal Ligation, 9:17
Ventricular Tachycardia, 2:17

Pharmacy Law

Criminalization of Medication Errors, 11:66
Disposal of Controlled Substances, 3:38
Federal Preemption of States' Drug Product Liability Laws DOA, 5:50
Gender Discrimination and Its Consequences, 12:56
HIPAA Breach Notification Rule, 10:56
Pharmacists Beware: Data Mining Unlawful, 6:48
Pharmacy Robberies, 7:49
Recusal of Judges, 4:40
Right of Conscience: Federal Developments, 2:43
Rogue Internet Pharmacies, 1:42
The Price of Living: End-of-Life Costs, 8:72
Unraveling Plan B's Legal Status, 9:69

Senior Care

Amyloidosis: Interference With Organ Structure and Function, 8:21
Assessing Pain in the Cognitively Impaired, 5:21
Caring for the Aging: Key Health Care Legislation, 6:22
Colorectal Cancer Screening, 12:29
Dermatologic Signs of Rheumatoid Arthritis, 4:22
Obesity: Reality and Relevance to Health, 9:20
Progressive Supranuclear Palsy, 11:20
Raising Awareness About Pulmonary Embolism, 7:24
The Dying Patient: Choices, Control, and Communication, 10:32
Venous Thrombosis: Pathogenesis and Potential for Embolism, 2:22
Vitamin D Deficiency and Bone Pain, 3:22
Wrist and Thumb Pain in Seniors: Focus on De Quervain's Tenosynovitis, 1:20


Acute Negative Feelings Among Adults, 11:10
Cancer Trends in Women, 9:10
Dietary Behaviors and Weight-Control Practices Among Youths, 3:11
Disparities in Respiratory Diseases, 7:13
Drugs Used for Pain Relief, 5:10
FDA Postmarketing Surveillance, 10:10
Health Status and Health Care of Elderly Americans, 6:Epub
Incidence and Prevalence of Prostate Cancer, 8:10
Neurologic Visits to Ambulatory-Care Settings, 1:Epub
Prevalence of Selected Cardiovascular Diseases, 2:8
The Burden of Digestive Diseases, 12:12
Trends in the Practice of Dermatology, 4:10


Diabetes & Pharmaceutical Care, May
CE Article: Addressing Patient Challenges to Diabetes Treatment Through the Use of Incretin-Based Therapies*
Glucose Sensors: The New Frontier of Diabetes Technology
Hypertriglyceridemia Management in Patients with Diabetes
Osteoporosis: An Understated Complication of Diabetes 

Generic Drug Review, June
Follow-On Biologics: The Controversy Continues
Generic Drug Use: Survey Results
Generic Drugs: History, Approval Process, and Current Challenges
Generic Substitution of Narrow Therapeutic Index Drugs
How Is the Quality of a Generic Drug Evaluated?
Q&A With GPhA President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger 

Breast Cancer Pathology Report: What Pharmacists Need to Know, May
Concepts in Cancer Pain Management, November
Drug Interactions With Newer Oral Chemotherapy Agents, July
Management of Chemotherapy Extravasations, September
Mantle Cell Lymphoma, September
Pharmacological Management of Colon Cancer, March
Oral Mucositis: Update on Prevention and Management Strategies, January
Sickle Cell Disease and Stroke Prevention in Children, January
The Expanded Role of Bisphosphonates in Survivors of Breast Cancer, March
Treatment Options in the Management of Nonmuscle-Invasive Bladder Cancer, July 

OTC Trends, April
Insomnia and Its Treatment With Nonprescription Products
OTCs & Seniors: Risks and Safeguards
Pharmacist Consultation for Self-Care With NSAIDs 

Sponsored Supplements
CE Article: Initiating and Monitoring Pharmacotherapy in Patients with Parkinson's Disease, February*
CE Article: Optimizing Individualized Management of Osteoarthritis, June*
CE Article: The Rx for Gout: The Pharmacist's Role in Improving Clinical Outcomes for Patients, April*
Disease State Information Guide: Irritable Bowel Syndrome: Overview of Diagnosis and Management of IBS: Focus on Probiotics, May
Generic Pharmaceuticals 2009: The Road Ahead, January
Patient Counseling Aid: Contact Lens Care, July
Product Information Guide: AMITIZA (lubiprostone) 8 mcg Twice Daily in the Management of Irritable Bowel Syndrome with Constipation in Women 18 Years of Age and Older, April
Product Information Guide: The Future of Hazardous IV Drug Preparation Is Here, May
Product Information Guide: Update on Respiratory Syncytial Virus Infection in Children With Emphasis on Immunoprophylaxis, February
Product Information Guide: What Pharmacists Should Know About Caring for Contact Lenses, May 

Health Systems Edition Features

Antiplatelet Therapy for the Secondary Prevention of Acute Coronary Syndrome, 2:HS-1
A Review of Testicular Cancer, 8:HS-3
Diagnosis and Treatment of Acute Inflammatory Dermatoses, 4:HS-1
Evidence-Based Medicine in Pharmacy Practice, 10:HS-14
Hypothyroidism, 9:HS-3
Immunizations in the Older Population, 6:HS-1
Management of Hypertensive Crises, 5:HS-8
Management Strategies in Stable COPD, 1:HS-10
Managing Acute Exacerbations of COPD, 7:HS-11
Metabolic Syndrome and Cardiovascular Risk Factors, 2:HS-12
Methicillin-Resistant Staphylococcus aureus Skin and Soft Tissue Infections, 4:HS-8
Multiple Sclerosis: A Therapeutic Overview, 1:HS-3
Newly Approved mTOR Inhibitors for the Treatment of Metastatic Renal Cell Carcinoma, 11:HS-20
Optimal Management of Hyperglycemia in Hospitalized Patients, 5:HS-14
Polymyalgia Rheumatica, 6:HS-7
Prophylactic Therapies in Traumatic Brain Injury Management, 11:HS-10
Prostate Cancer: Updates in Pharmacotherapy, 8:HS-15
Rapid Molecular Testing in Bloodstream Infections, 9:HS-9
Reducing Medication Errors Using Technological Innovations, 3:HS-15
Refractory Epilepsy, 3:HS-8
Review of Selected NMEs 2009, 10:HS-3
Schizophrenia: A Review of Pharmacologic and Nonpharmacologic Treatments, 11:HS-2
Surgical Procedures for Weight Loss, 12:HS-2
The Management of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis, 8:HS-10
Topical Anesthesia Use in Children, 3:HS-4
Treatment of Hypertension in the Elderly, 6:HS-12
Tuberculosis: Insidious But Treatable, 7:HS-2
Understanding the Pharmacologic Therapy for Patients Afflicted with Complex Regional Pain Syndrome, 5:HS-3

In-Service Primers

Adaptogenic or Medicinal Mushrooms, 4:HS-16
Capsaicin, 7:HS-17
Gastrointestinal Bleeding, 12:HS-12
Nutrition and Clinical Depression, 11:HS-28
Whey Protein, 9:HS-14

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