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Entries for May 2016

by Julie Schmidt, Pharm.D., Public Affairs Committee Pharmacists are the most accessible healthcare professionals. That is a powerful statement. As most of us have heard this statement multiple times throughout our pharmacy careers, do we always take advantage of it? We talk to multiple patients each day in a variety of scenarios, including counseling patients, making phone calls, completing medi...

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Shawna Kraft, Pharm.D., BCOP, Clinical Pharmacist Specialist – Oncology, University of Michigan Comprehensive Cancer Center, MSHP Board of Directors I believe in the idea that, if you know where to look for the answer, then you already have the answer. Knowing our resources is extremely important and necessary to successfully educate yourself and others on provider status. Sure, we are hea...

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by Ryan J. Bickel, Pharm.D., MHA, FASHP; MSHP Organizational Affairs Committee We are all familiar with previews that are played prior to the start of a movie to promote upcoming films. They usually consist of short, exciting scenes from a movie designed to entice the audience into seeing the film when it is released. In this article, I intend to provide you with a series of “scenes&rdquo...

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Michigan law requires an annual inventory of controlled substances to be completed no more than 30 days prior to May 1 and no later than 60 days after May 1. Your copy must be submitted to the state between April 1 and June 30. Complete this important task by using the Controlled Substance Inventory List available from Pharmacy Services Inc. (PSI). Contact PSI at (517) 484-1467, e-mail Products@...

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MPA would welcome the opportunity for MPA member pharmacists to participate in our clinical detaling program, which includes occasional live presentation trainings or home/Internet study. MPA’s clinical detailing project with Magellan/First Health Services Corporation has recently completed a project dealing with short acting Opioids for chronic pain. The clinical detailing projects ask...

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