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 The leading web portal for pharmacy resources, news, education and careers January 22, 2018
Pharmacy Choice - December 2017 Newsletter - January 22, 2018

Pharmacy Choice Newsletter - December 2017

thePharmacySPOTLIGHT
New Quinolone Antibiotic Approved
by Darrell Hulisz, RPh, PharmD
& Kristine Wagner, Pharmacy Intern
Delafloxacin (Baxdela) is a new fluororquinolone antibiotic recently approved for the treatment of acute bacterial skin and skin structure infections (ABSSSI). It is effective against gram-positive organisms…
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December Disease Focus
New Guidelines for the Treatment of Hypertension
by Gina D. Moore, PharmD, MBA
Hypertension is a common disease in the U.S. population. Approximately 46% of adults have hypertension; the prevalence increases to almost 65% in adults over the age of 60.1,2 In May of 2017, the American College of Physicians and the American Academy of Family Physicians issued hypertension treatment guidelines for adults 60 years of age and older, specifically evaluating higher versus lower blood pressure targets. Just recently, the American College of Cardiology…
 
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