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Entries for February 2017

Local Association Spotlight By Casey Kamps, Pharm.D., staff pharmacist, Family Fare-Metro Health Village, KCPA president   Local Organization Name: Kent County Pharmacists Association (KCPA) County Represented: Kent   What activities does your local association organize and conduct? Kent County Pharmacists Association (KCPA) organizes a variety of activities. Activities include m...

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By Insaf Mohammad, Pharm.D., PGY2 pharmacy resident, Detroit Medical Center Background The number of patients with chronic conditions and their contribution to healthcare expenditures in treating these conditions continues to grow.1 In 2010, over two thirds of Medicare beneficiaries had two or more chronic conditions. Of those, 14 percent had six or more chronic conditions.1 Such patients ar...

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By Kali VanLangen, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor, Ferris State University Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is offering an exciting new membership option called CareerConnect for students in their last year of pharmacy school and new graduates. This new membership package was created with the new practitioner in mind to help them transition from the classroom into practice. CareerConne...

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By Jodie Elder, Pharm.D., associate professor, Ferris State University   The Michigan Society of Health-Systems Pharmacists (MSHP) Ambulatory Care Committee is committed to advancing ambulatory pharmacy practice in Michigan. Since its inception two years ago, the committee has assembled a toolkit for ambulatory pharmacists. The MSHP Ambulatory Care Toolkit includes practical tools and resou...

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By Brooke Malone, Pharm D. candidate 2017, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy   As my P3 year was drawing to a close, I remember having mixed emotions of being ecstatic to be done with the didactic portion of pharmacy school, as well as terror of what would be expected of me while I was out on my rotations as a P4. I assumed that my P4 year would be a year-long test to see if I co...

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