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Entries for May 2015

Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) still has several items that may be of interest to you available for purchase! This selection of items from the recent MPF Charity Auction includes hotel and golf packages, autographed memorabilia, art, jewelry and gift certificates. Don’t forget to visit the MPA Web site to browse through these items and take advantage of the “Buy it Now” ...

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Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) is now accepting applications for the fourth annual Leadership Academy, which will kick-off in Lansing on Oct. 3, 2015. The Leadership Academy is a year-long program aimed at developing the leadership skills of health care practitioners. Participants who attend the Leadership Academy will be better equipped and motivated to lead staff, teams, organizations and he...

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Members are encouraged to register for the annual Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) Golf Classic by June 10 to save on registration rates. The event will be held Wednesday, June 24, 2015, at Forest Akers West, a beautiful Michigan State University golf course in East Lansing. The weather has finally started to improve in our state after what seemed like endless, wintery months, so it’s time...

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by Paul Brumley, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor  According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), antimicrobial resistance has become an imminent threat in the health care world, and the tangible evidence of this is becoming more apparent every year. Antibiotic-resistant pathogens lead to devastating consequences, including nearly 99,000 deaths ...

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by Janice Kulik, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor  Pregnancy-induced hypercoagulability causes women to have five times the risk of developing a thrombus. Pregnant women have increases in clotting factors I, II, VII, VIII, IX and X, and an increased resistance to the anti-thrombotic protein C and protein S. Dilation of the lower extremity veins causes venous sta...

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