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Michigan Governor Signs Act to Extend Technician Licensure Deadline
On June 25, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 91 of 2015, which amended the effective date for pharmacy technician licensure to Oct. 1, 2015. Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and other groups advocated for the extension period due to the large amount of applications received that are...
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MPA CEO and Member Pharmacist Appointed to Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Task Force
On June 18, 2015, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the creation of a Task Force that will aim to address the growing prescription drug and opioid problem in Michigan. Chaired by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force was formed as the result of a call fo...
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Michigan Medicaid MAC Appeal Concerns
As a reminder, pursuant to legislation passed last year, plans (i.e., Michigan Medicaid plans) contracted with the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS; formerly the Michigan Department of Community Health) must have a Maximum Allowable Cost (MAC) pricing appeals process. Plans mu...
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Upcoming Events

Aug. 18
MPA Continuing Education Symposium

Park Place Hotel, 300 E. State Street, Traverse City, MI 48684
This event was designed for pharmacists, pharmacy technicians and student pharmacists. At the end of this symposium, participants should be able to describe the future of pharmacy and implement strategies to affect pharmacy in their practice setting. Participants should also be able to identify areas related to pharmacy that would enhance their professional development, as well as discuss at least one new therapeutic option revealed at this event.
Aug. 21
MSPT Executive Committee Meeting

Michigan Pharmacists Association Headquarters, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933
Aug. 25
Community Pharmacy-based Point-of-Care Testing Certificate Course

Michigan Pharmacists Association, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933
There is a recognized need for community pharmacists to improve patient access to care through the use of point-of-care tests. This course provides community pharmacists and members of academia, industry and government with the skills necessary to develop a testing program for influenza, Group A streptococcus, HIV and hepatitis C. This course's 20 hours of continuing education (12 hours of home study and eight hours of live training) will cover information on the targeted disease state, the physical assessment of a patient presenting to a community pharmacist, point-of-care tests and how to establish a point-of-care testing service.
Aug. 27
Pharmacy PAC Board of Directors Meeting

Michigan Pharmacists Association Headquarters, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933
Sep. 3
OCPA General Meeting

St. John Macomb Oakland Hospital Educational Center, Madison Heights Campus, 27351 Dequindre, Madison Heights, MI 48071
Sep. 7
MPA Office Closed: Labor Day

Michigan Pharmacists Association Headquarters, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933
Sep. 10
MSHP Planning Retreat

Michigan Pharmacists Association Headquarters, 408 Kalamazoo Plaza, Lansing, MI 48933