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Entries for October 2018

By Lindsey Ghiringhelli, Pharm.D., BCGP, LTC consultant pharmacist, Pharmerica, Midland Flu season is upon us again! To better protect against circulating flu viruses, the B/Victoria component and the influenza A (H3N2) were changed. This year’s recommended influenza vaccines include the inactivated quadrivalent influenza vaccine (IIV4) the inactivated trivalent (IIV3), the recombinant quad...

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By Thy Mai, Pharm.D., pharmacy resident, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids   In October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi's Toujeo® (insulin glargine 300 units/mL) Max SoloStar®. This new pen is the highest capacity long-acting insulin pen currently available on the market. This new pen device option is available for patients who require more than 80 units pe...

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By Katie Adrian, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, clinical pharmacist, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Western Regional Society Representative   The Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) took its summer break, with the exception of a summer planning meeting in June. The Board met to begin preparing continuing education (CE) opportunities for the upcoming year and to disc...

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The Ideal Resident

Posted on October 15, 2018 in: Professional Practice

By Elizabeth K. Bisaccia, Pharm.D., BCPPS, clinical pharmacy specialist – general pediatrics, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor   In 2016, a paper by Phillips and colleagues discussed the results of a survey reviewing the factors most associated with a pharmacy student matching with a residency program. The results of this survey found that the number of appl...

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By Kari Vavra Janes, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids   As discussed in the past issues of the MSHP Monitor, the 2018 Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) theme is “Demonstrating our Value.”  What better time to do this than right now?  October is officially American Pha...

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