June 2017

Features

Addressing the Polypharmacy Conundrum

Polypharmacy has become a staggering problem in the U.S., especially in the elderly, resulting in increased mortality and hospitalization.

Drug-Induced Hypersensitivity Reactions: Cutaneous Eruptions

In the course of practice, pharmacists are likely to encounter drug-induced skin reactions, which are characterized by different types of skin lesions and can range from mild to life-threatening.

Implementing MTM for COPD

MTM can help patients learn how to manage this respiratory condition and decrease complications.

Managing Chronic Kidney Disease With MTM

CKD patients often have complex pharmacotherapeutic regimens that are difficult for both the patient and prescribers.

Contemporary Compounding

Didanosine 10 mg/mL Oral Suspension

This preparation is a good example of how pharmacists can be involved in managing patients’ therapy.

Editorial

Making the Most of MTM

MTM is gaining steam, and it is up to pharmacists to maximize its full potential—for both the profession itself and the patients they serve.

Senior Care

Medication Therapy Management: Status Overview, Innovation, and Practice Resources

In spite of technology and the public’s broad and expanding access to drug and disease information on the Internet, there is a demand for interpretation and application.

TrendWatch

MTM-Eligible Chronic Conditions Among Medicare Beneficiaries

Medicare beneficiaries—totaling 55.3 million people, including 46.3 million elderly and 9 million disabled—are the most vulnerable patient population.