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The RxPress is the bimonthly newsletter from the University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System Pharmacy Department.

Nov-Dec 2014 edition

  • New Labeling System for Pregnancy and Lactation 
  • Changes in Medical Errors After Implementation of a Handoff Program
  • Risk of Bleeding with Warfarin versus Dabigatran

Sep-Oct 2014 edition

  • 2014 Skin and Soft Tisse Infection Guidelines     
  • Safe Use of Opioids  
  • Pediatric Adverse Events

Jul-Aug 2014 edition

  • Effects of Niacin on Cardiovascular Risk      
  • Standardized Units Recommendation      
  • Viscous Lidocaine Warning      
  • Vial Safety   

May-Jun 2014 edition       

  • Middle East Respiratory Syndrome Coronavirus      
  • Dabigatran and Risk of Bleeding--An Update from the FDA      
  • Medication Safety and Nonadherence        

Mar-Apr 2014 edition

  • Increased Risk of Death with Doripenem Used for Ventilator-associated Pneumonia      
  • Improved Mortality with ACE Inhibitors but not ARBs in Diabetes      
  • Two New Atrial Fibrillation Guidelines Incorportate New Risk Staging System and   Anticoagulants 
  • Benefits of Neuraminidase Inhibitors Questioned by Meta-analysis   

Jan-Feb 2014 edition

  • Immune globulins and the risk for thrombotic events      
  • Upcoming changes to the pregnancy labeling of drugs      
  • Key features of the new hypertension treatment guidelines