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

Nov-Dec 2015 edition

  • New Analysis of SSRI Use in Pregnancy and Associated Birth Defects
  • Warning Against Combining PDE-5 Inhibitors and Guanylate Cyclase Stimulants
  • Varenicline and Risk of Cardiovascular/Neuropsychiatric Events

Sep-Oct 2015 edition

  • Intracranial hemorrhage with combination antidepressant-NSAID therapy
  • Infection risk with biologics for rheumatoid arthritis
  • Strongest FDA warning addressing risk of anaphylaxis is added to ferumoxytol labeling

Jul-Aug 2015 edition

  • Recent FDA Safety Communications  
  • Physician group endorses clinical pharmacists in the Emergency Department
  • New publications highlight the misuse and overuse of antibiotics

May-Jun 2015 edition

  • The White House Releases Plan to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria
  • FDA Requests New Data on Health Care Antiseptics
  • Penicillin Allergies and Skin Testing: Implications for Antimicrobial Stewardship

Mar-Apr 2015 edition

  • Recommendations for pneumococcal vaccinations in adults 65 years and older      
  • Dosing of intravenous immunoglobulin G in obesity    
  • Warnings on sofosbuvir-amiodarone interaction and sharing of diabetes pens
  • Meta-analysis on proton pump inhibitor therapy for high-risk bleeding ulcers  

Jan-Feb 2015 edition

  • Sulfonamides and sulfite allergies: What is the difference?     
  • Interchangeability of posaconazole dosage forms  
  • FDA draft guidance for drug compounding and repackaging
  • Medicare’s oversight of compounded sterile products in hospitals