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Entries for July 2015

by Cathryn Poll, Pharm.D., MSHP Educational Affairs Committee   Registration is now available online for the MSHP Annual Meeting. The event offers up to six hours of live continuing education (CE) credit as well as opportunities to network with exhibitors and fellow health-system pharmacists, and a chance to honor those who keep health-system pharmacy moving forward in Michigan! This year&r...

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by Claire Saadeh, Pharm.D., BCOP, MSHP Board of Directors Biosimilars are not to be considered generic versions of biologics. These agents are highly complex molecules in which small changes in any step of the manufacturing process can lead to large variations in stability and/or biologic activity. Therefore, it is imperative that the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) oversees the quality, ...

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American Pharmacists Month (APhM) and Michigan Pharmacy Week is less than three months away! You may have read in Michigan Pharmacist journal that the MPA/Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Public Affairs Committee have assessed the campaign and completed a redesign of the materials to give it a whole new look. We are excited to announce the redesign and roll out of this highly e...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) voted for a category B recommendation for meningococcal group B vaccination in adolescents and young adults aged 16 to 23. Category B means the decision to vaccinate should be made by health care professionals based on individual risk. The group also voted to include meningococcal group B vacci...

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On Tuesday, June 30, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced that it will give drug dispensers until Nov. 1, 2015, to comply with federal track and trace requirements set under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. The original deadline was July 1, 2015. The act lists key steps for building an electronic, interoperable system by Nov. 27, 2023, which will identify and trace certain pres...

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