Julia Talsma, Content Channel Director
Julia Talsma is lead editor for Drug Topics magazine.
Ohio pharmacists gain ground with expanded CPAs
Ohio Governor Kasich has signed into law a bill granting pharmacists additional powers under collaborative practice agreements with physicians.
NCPA continues fight for legislative priorities
The three biggest items on NCPA's agenda are generic drug pricing, fairness in preferred pharmacy networks, and provider status.
Three technology innovations for your health system to explore
What do Vanderbilt University Medical Center, Indiana University Health, and MedStar Health System have in common?
FDA warns of serious risks associated with SGLT2 inhibitors
FDA recently issued a drug safety communication that the labels of sodium-glucose cotransporter-2 (SGLT2) inhibitors include the risks of ketoacidosis and serious urinary tract infections, which can lead to hospitalization.
High-dose oseltamivir in critically ill patients provides no added benefit
New evidence does not support the administration of high-dose oseltamivir to critically ill patients.
ASHP celebrates 50th Midyear meeting in New Orleans
The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) kicks off its 50th Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition in New Orleans, La., on Sunday, Dec. 6. The five-day meeting will be held at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, conveniently located in the Warehouse/Arts District and near the Central Business District and French Quarter.
First-in-class biologic maintenance therapy approved for severe asthma
FDA approved mepolizumab (Nucala) as an add-on maintenance therapy for the treatment of patients with severe asthma who are 12 years and older and with an eosinophilic phenotype.
SPRINT study: Aim for lower blood pressure target to save lives
Early data from a clinical study supported by the National Institutes of Health found that adults with hypertension and at least one other risk factor for heart disease were less likely to have a heart attack, stroke, or heart failure with a reduction of systolic blood pressure to 120 mm Hg.
Integrative medicine
A Fort Lauderdale university clinic emphasizes the connection between health, wellness, and prevention.

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