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Entries for January 2018

By Rodney Sharp, R.Ph., consultant pharmacist, St. John Specialty Pharmacy, Farmington Hills The new hypertension guidelines, which were released in November 2017, are contained in a 401-page PDF document. Previous guidelines identified high blood pressure as ≥ 140/90 mm Hg. The new guidelines state that high blood pressure patients are those with a systolic blood pressure (SBP) ≥ 130 mm ...

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By Aaron LePoire, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident and Alexander Proux, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Meijer, Ferris State University & Pfizer, Jenison             Look at any major medical publication from the last few months, and odds are one of them mentions the new guidelines for the treatment of hypertension. The biggest headline has been that blood pre...

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By Heidi Pillen, Pharm.D., Director, Medication Use Policy and Clinical Services, Beaumont Health The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Annual Convention & Exposition (ACE) will be held Feb. 23-25, 2018, at the Detroit Marriott at the Renaissance Center, 400 Renaissance Drive, Detroit, MI 48243. The Annual Convention will offer approximately 45 quality continuing education programs (fo...

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Demonstrating Our Value

Posted on January 15, 2018 in: Member News

By Nancy MacDonald, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, transition of care coordinator, department of pharmacy services, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit and MSHP president Happy New Year, everyone! I hope you all had a wonderful holiday season and enjoyed your time with family and friends. This is usually a time of year for us to look at the past 12-months and identify opportunities to improve ourselves person...

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By Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CDE, pharmacy program manager, McLaren, Lansing and central regional representative  The Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) has five continuing education (CE) programs each year, and in October, CAPA decided to try something different. On Thursday, Oct. 19, 2017, Eric Roath, Pharm.D., hosted our first “Pharmacy Feud” where CAPA members face...

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