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Entries for January 2015

by Kara Zacholski, Pharm.D., PGY2 critical care resident, Detroit Receiving Hospital Prescription drug abuse is at an all-time high in the United States, with opioid analgesics emerging as the most frequently abused prescription medications. In 2013 alone, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) estimates there were more than 16,000 deaths resulting from opioid overdoses, a dramatic ...

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by Jackie O’Connor, Pharm.D., BCPS, emergency medicine pharmacy resident, Detroit Receiving Hospital Drug overdoses, toxic ingestion of medications, accidental medication exposure, use of illicit drugs and other chemical misadventures are responsible for more than 3.3 million calls annually to Poison Control Centers across the United States. Approximately two thirds of these calls are the r...

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by Kari Vavra, Pharm.D., Western Regional Society Delegate In August, the Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) awarded a scholarship to Sara Ogrin, Pharm.D., a Postgraduate Year 2 Pediatric Pharmacy Resident at Spectrum Health in Grand Rapids. The $1,000 scholarship covered the cost for Sara to participate in the 2014-2015 Michigan Pharmacy Foundation Leadership Academy, ...

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by Lisa Dumkow, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Curtis Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP Antibiotics have been available for more than 70 years, have saved millions of lives and have revolutionized modern medicine. Unfortunately, studies have shown that approximately 50 percent of antimicrobial use is inappropriate. The inappropriate and unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents promotes antimicrobi...

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Members are encouraged to register for Michigan pharmacy’s premiere event of the year, the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition, by Feb. 16 to save on registration rates. Pre-registration closes at 4:30 p.m. on Feb. 16. Those registering after that date and time will have to register onsite and pay the onsite registration rate. The event will be held Feb. 27-March 1, 2015, at the Detroit M...

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