This educational service serves as a guide to prescribing medications for health care providers (specifically prescribers and pharmacists). At times, misinformation is presented that can lead to the misuse of medications. Each one-page newsletter presents evidence-based data/information and recommendations supported by the literature to ensure medications are prescribed appropriately.
Current Literature and Information for Pharmacists (CLIPS)
CLIPs is a monthly newsletter created in 1997 to notify pharmacists (in addition to other health care professionals) of current literature news. A brief review of recently published materials is provided to inform pharmacists of activities that may be applied in their daily practice. Each issue will contain either a summarization of new therapy recommendations/guidelines or examples of how pharmacists can be actively involved in providing pharmaceutical care and/or educating patients and health care practitioners. Issues may also provide journal citations pertaining to key articles and quick synopsis that would be beneficial to improve pharmacists’ daily practice skills.
New Drug FAX Sheet
The New Drug FAX Sheet is a monthly newsletter developed in 1996 to notify health care professionals of current medication information. A brief report of new drug approvals, new drug formulations, and new drug indications is presented.