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Entries for November 2019

By Brian Sapita, government affairs manager, Michigan Pharmacists Association The administrative rules process can be a lengthy process. In short, state agencies draft rules in consultation with the respective Board. The draft rules are then presented to the public during a public hearing, allowing the public to comment on the proposed rules. Workgroups are held that take all the public comment...

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By Laura Hencken, Pharm.D., BCCP, clinical pharmacist, Henry Ford Hospital In 2018, the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Board of Directors charged the Residency Committee to develop dashboard content for the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) website that could be used to measure the quality of Michigan residency programs and to promote Michigan residency training progr...

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By Heba Sobh, Pharm.D., specialty pharmacist, AllianceRx Walgreens Prime, Canton As we progress in the world of medicine and lean toward individualized health, the idea of specialty medications becomes more appealing. Specialty medications were first established in the 1970s as temperature-controlled medications to treat cancer, hemophilia, HIV and infertility.1 By the mid-1990s, there were les...

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By Jesse Hogue, Pharm.D., BCPS, pharmacy education coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo For the last several years, the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MSHP) Organizational Affairs Committee has worked on charges revolving around technician training programs and American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)/Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (...

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By Nicholas P. Torney, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCIDP, infectious disease clinical pharmacist,  Munson Medical Center, Traverse City In the United States, roughly 30 million people are estimated to report a penicillin allergy in their medical record.1,2 However, less than 10 percent of those who report a penicillin allergy will have a positive penicillin allergy skin test.3 Despite the accur...

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