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Entries for June 2016

by Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CPE, McLaren Greater Lansing CAPA has been busy! Every year the Capital Area Pharmacists Association operates a booth at the Lansing City Market during poison prevention week. It is a way to increase community awareness regarding how similar medications can look like candy, especially to children. The board showcasing medications versus candy is always the biggest e...

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by Michelle Dehoorne-Smith, Pharm.D., Manager, Patient Care Services As many of you may recall, June is the month that the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) has offered the annual Residency Conference, but we decided to mix things up a bit this year. Over the last eleven years, the Residency Committee has grown and worked endlessly to support the up and coming, new and existin...

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by Melvin Leonard, Pharm.D., St. John Hospital & Medical Center, Professional & Legal Affairs Committee To date, both H.R. 592 and S. 314 (Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act), despite support and several cosponsors, are still pending approval in the House and Senate for federal recognition. The goal is to gain provider status as pharmacists within the Social Security...

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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@P...

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Effective Jan. 14, 2015, a new law that amends the Michigan Public Health Code (MCL 333.16148) has been put in place which requires all licensed health professionals in the state of Michigan to complete a one-time training related to identifying victims of human trafficking. This law was passed recognizing that health professionals, including pharmacists and pharmacy technicians, may be more likel...

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