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Entries for February 2018

By Mollie M. Reidenbach, Pharm.D., pharmacy practice resident, SpartanNash, Byron Center   Preconception care is defined as a set of interventions that work toward identifying and modifying biomedical, behavioral and social risks to women’s health or pregnancy outcomes through prevention and management.1,2 It refers to the healthcare a woman or man receives during the years in whi...

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By Katrina Capapas, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident and  Cheryl Genord, R.Ph., pharmacy clinical specialist in pain management, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor, MI   Prescription drug misuse and abuse continues to be a problem throughout the United States. Particularly, the dramatic increase of prescription opioids since 1999 has resulted in unrestricted availability of unuse...

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By Sara Kolc, Pharm.D. candidate 2018, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, Grand Rapids   There is often this image of healthcare professionals as “gods and goddesses”; that they are these exceptional people that excel day-to-day in everything they do. They may seem perfect on the outside, but are they really “perfect” on the inside? As you go through ph...

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If Not You, Then Who?

Posted on February 15, 2018 in: Member News

By John Clark, Pharm.D., M.S, BCPS, FASHP, MSHP president-elect, associate chief of pharmacy, Michigan Medicine and clinical associate professor, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor Collectively, we as a pharmacy profession (pharmacists and pharmacy technicians) are practicing at a time of amazing opportunity. Our legislative leaders may soon pass a bill that grants pharmacist...

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By Gillian Leung, Pharm.D. candidate 2019, University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, MPA/MSHP Membership Committee   2018 Membership Committee: (left to right; back to front) Hope Broxterman, Peggy De Voest, Alex Proux, Stephanie Klepser, Susan Melendy, Neha Desai, Kali VanLangen, Chadi Abbas, Gillian Leung, Jillian DiClemente, Emily Blum and Andrew John...

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