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Entries for January 2018

Tech Spotlight: Tisha Lewis

Posted on January 26, 2018 in: Member News

Tech Spotlight: Tisha Lewis, CPhT, pharmacy technician Coordinator, Munson Medical Center How did you get into pharmacy technician practice? Ten years ago I was looking for a part time job and walked into a CVS Pharmacy in North Carolina. They had a help wanted flier in the window. I spoke with the Assistant Store Manager and was immediately hired. Did you work in a different industry or pr...

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By Erith Welch, B.S., CPhT, pharmacy manager, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City The role of a pharmacy IV compounding technician is vital to every successful healthcare system. Those that choose this rewarding career field will be challenged by the demands of a fast-paced, patient oriented environment. They must possess strong math, computer and interpersonal skills and demonstrate these abi...

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By Keith Binion, B.S., CPhT, pharmacy technician program director, MedCerts, Livonia For those who are faced with the challenge of managing their blood sugar, glucometers have proven to be important and useful tools when used correctly. Although used daily, they may still only touch the tip of the iceberg as to what underlying problems can really be going on. To identify and diagnose long te...

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By Sister Phyillis Klonowiski, Pharm.D., pharmacist, HealthFirst Pharmacy, Owosso The United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) is something most pharmacists (outside of hospital and IV compounding pharmacies) know exists, but rarely ever directly reference. The USP is a scientific nonprofit organization that sets standards for the identity, strength, quality and purity of medicine, food ing...

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By Lindsey Ghiringhelli, Pharm.D., BCGP, consultant pharmacist, PharMerica, Midland and chair, Consultant and Specialty Pharmacists of Michigan Shingrix is a new vaccine approved in October 2017 for Shingles which is caused by reactivation of the latent varicella zoster virus. The manufacturer reports a 97 percent overall efficacy in preventing infection and 85.5 percent for postherpetic neural...

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