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Entries for June 2016

I can remember preparing to take, what was at that time, the Pharmacy Certified Technician (PCT) Exam. I thought to myself, “When am I ever going to use all of these calculations?” I worked in retail pharmacy for many years and used a few of the metric conversions. However, I never thought I would need to know some of the more complex formulas. As the years went by, and job duties for ...

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by Swan Lin, Pharm.D., Class of 2016, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy In 2014, S.B. 493 (Pharmacy Practice) came into effect in California, establishing practicing pharmacists as healthcare providers. This bill helps to expand the practice of pharmacy and increase visibility for the profession. As a future practitioner in California, pharmacy provider status will allow me to continue t...

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by Carol Chan, Pharm.D., PGY1 Resident, Sparrow Health System Background1 The field of pharmacy has evolved immensely over the years. Pharmacists’ roles have expanded significantly from their mixing and dispensing medications and have increased services as the notion of patient-oriented care began developing in the 1960s. By the late 1990s, the pharmaceutical care model was adopted and ...

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by Philip DiMondo, Pharm.D., BCPS, Residency Program Director, Student Education Coordinator, Munson Medical Center I have a resident and a student on rotation? What do I do now? Having a resident or a student on a clinical learning experience is one thing, but having them together offers a unique set of challenges. First and foremost, they are likely to be at two different points along the Dre...

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by Xinwei Gu, Pharm.D. Candidate, Wayne State University Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences; Candice L. Garwood, Pharm.D., FCCP, BCPS, Wayne State University, Harper University Hospital, Detroit Medical Center The National Strategy to Combat Antibiotic-Resistant Bacteria has identified antimicrobial stewardship as a key component to the fight against antibiotic-resistant bacteria.1...

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