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Entries for October 2017

by Lindsey Ghiringhelli, Pharm.D., BCGP, consultant pharmacist, PharMerica  An enthusiastic crowd of pharmacy students, pharmacy technicians and pharmacists gathered on Sept. 12 to hear opening remarks from Larry Wagenknecht, Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) chief executive officer and Eric Liu, MPA’s director of professional affairs, before the sea of crisp white lab coats hea...

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By Natalie Pirkola, Pharm.D., M.B.A., BCACP, BCGP, BC-ADM, CDE, pharmacist, Oakland Southfield Physicians, Southfield Sodium-glucose Co-transport Type-2 Inhibitors (SGLT2) SGLT-2 inhibitors decrease reabsorption of filtered glucose in the kidney, thereby increasing urinary excretion of glucose. These oral agents lower both fasting and post prandial glucose levels, but the greatest interest has...

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Importance of Volunteering

Posted on October 17, 2017 in: Member News

Robyn Parker, CPhT, manager, reporting and data analytics, Diplomat, Flint We all have various similarities in this life. You look like your mother, your philosophies are comparable to your father’s and the family resemblance in character, personalities or mannerisms can be easily noticeable. But what about those similarities which stretch beyond our family tree? The similarities between al...

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By Adam King, B.S., C.Ph.T., R.Ph.T., PRS, billing, technology and regulation specialist, Keystone Pharmacy, Grand Rapids  In all the frenzy that surrounded pharmacy technicians becoming licensed with the Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, there are a couple of glaring notes about the laws surrounding your license. First, depending on your employer, you may not have to complete ...

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Pharmacy Day at the Capitol 2017

Posted on October 17, 2017 in: Member News

Robyn Parker, CPhT, manager, reporting and data analytics, Diplomat, Flint At this year’s Pharmacy Day at the Capitol and Medication Disposal Event, technicians spoke about being the pharmacist’s ears and patient’s voice – we listen for the pharmacist and speak for the patient – to legislators visiting the Pharmacists Care tent on the south Capitol lawn in Lansing. A...

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