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Entries for February 2015

Although online registration for the MPA Annual Convention & Exposition is now closed, you can still register onsite to attend! The event will be held Feb. 27-March 1 at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center. Those who plan to register onsite are encouraged to access the onsite registration form online. Print off the form, fill it out and then bring it with you to the event. Do not ma...

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by Sarah Hill, Pharm.D., MSCP president-elect When you have questions about a new piece of legislation that affects your profession, MPA is available to help. The Association keeps you updated with publications such as MPA E-news, which is delivered to you every other week. In addition, MPA sends out special e-mail blasts to keep you informed as key issues arise. The summaries of upcoming legisla...

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by Blake Bonkowski, Pharm.D., and Jennie Heidmann, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy residents, Spectrum Health Alcohol withdrawal is a neurologic disorder that has a continuum of worsening symptoms caused by the effects of chronic alcohol use on the central nervous system (CNS). Continuous use of alcohol leads to a down regulation of the inhibitory γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor and up regulati...

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by Denise Pratt, Pharm.D., central regional society delegate The elections in November 2014 led to the introduction of several new legislators within the Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) region. As our new legislators may have little inside knowledge of the intricacies of pharmacy, it is up to us to introduce the pharmacists within our districts and our concerns for our profession (par...

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by Teresa Bailey, Pharm.D., MSHP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Committee The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and ASHP Foundation Ambulatory Care Summit, a component of the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), was integrated with an ASHP educational conference on ambulatory care pharmacy practice in Dallas, Texas, on March 3-4, 2014, to develop summit recommendations...

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