September 2017

Features

Chemotherapy Agents That Cause Cardiotoxicity

Cardiotoxicity, or medication-induced damage to the heart muscle, is a known adverse effect of many conventional chemotherapeutic agents.

Gynecologic Cancers: What Every Woman Should Know

Pharmacists have the opportunity to educate women on gynecologic cancers and encourage them to have an open dialogue with their gynecologists about risk factors and screenings.

The Pharmacologic Management of Endometriosis

Endometriosis, which is the estrogen-dependent growth of endometrial tissue outside the uterus, causes inflammation, pelvic pain, dysmenorrhea, painful intercourse, and infertility.

Vocal Cord Dysfunction: An Often-Misdiagnosed Condition

Vocal cord dysfunction is the abnormal adduction of the vocal cords during inspiration or expiration that results in varying degrees of airway obstruction.

Consult Your Pharmacist

Urinary Tract Infections and Self-Care Options

Urinary tract infections are the most commonly occurring infections, affecting approximately 150 million people worldwide each year.

Contemporary Compounding

Progesterone 50 mg/g in VersaBase Cream

This preparation is highly effective at transporting progesterone into and through the skin, surpassing other formulations it was compared against.

Editorial

Healthy Customers a Hallmark of Success

The NACDS Total Store Expo in San Diego placed a premium on patients’ well-being.

TechRx

Apps Breathe Life Into COPD Patients

Technology and online communities team up against this challenging disease.

TrendWatch

Prevalence of Obesity in Women

Obesity in women aged ≥20 years rose by 33.4% between 2001 and 2014, and from 2013 to 2014 it reached a high of 38.3%, exceeding the rate in men (34.3%).