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Entries for March 2020

Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) has been working tirelessly with the Governor’s office on concerns our members have brought to us. Last night the Governor released Executive Order 2020-25 in response to our communication with her and her administration. MPA was not made aware of the documentation requirements prior to the release of this order. We recognize there’...

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It is clear that Pharmacists and pharmacy technicians (and other pharmacy personnel) fall under the healthcare workers portion of the Executive Order and are allowed to continue work in pharmacies and health-systems. MPA leadership and staff thanks each of you for what you are doing in your communities. Your efforts are critical in making sure that the health system is able to treat pati...

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Vitamin C in Sepsis

Posted on March 15, 2020 in: Professional Practice

Jamie George, Pharm.D.; Carly Burns, Pharm.D.; Christopher DeBiase, Pharm.D.; Nicole Elkhoury, Pharm.D., pharmacy residents, Ascension St. John Hospital, Detroit Sepsis is a life-threatening illness induced by infection. It affects 1.7 million adults in the United States each year and is responsible for over 250,000 deaths.1 Septic shock is a subset of sepsis in which metabolic and circula...

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Vishnuprabha D. Vogel, Pharm.D., BCOP, BCPS, pharmacy manager, Henry Ford Health System The juxtaposition of the rapidly evolving healthcare environment paired with increasing volume of exponentially expensive pharmaceutical agents requires proactive establishment of pharmacy revenue integrity (PRI) framework, policy and procedures. Ensuring optimal PRI requires oversight of steps throughout th...

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Matt Rico, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy practice resident at Ascension Genesys Hospital, Grand Blanc In fall 2019, the American Thoracic Society (ATS) and Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) released a long-anticipated update to the community-acquired pneumonia (CAP) guidelines, the first update since 2007.1 These recommendations come at an opportune time as recent literature from Vau...

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