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Entries for April 2019

Michigan Pharmacists Association, along 3 Axis Advisors, released a report to shine a light on the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in Michigan, specifically the extent to which these companies have unfairly profited off of pharmacists, patients and taxpayers.   The study collected data from 451 community pharmacies across Michigan, representing nearly 20% of the 2,356 retail/commun...

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Kali VanLangen, Pharm.D., BCPS, co-chair, MSHP/MPA Membership Committee   We've all heard the saying "happy wife, happy life".  The same sentiment holds true for members! When our members are happy the organization continues to thrive.  In an effort to improve member satisfaction, this year's MSHP/MPA Membership Committee was tasked with implementing technology-driven rec...

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Felda Matti, Pharm.D. 2019 candidate, Wayne State University   Antibiotic resistance is considered one of the major global healthcare problems today. Inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy has led to an increase in multi-drug resistant organisms and a concern for limited treatment options, thus, the development of novel antibiotics with enhanced spectra of activity is critical. T...

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Krista Lobkovich, Pharm.D., 2019 candidate, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy Tiffany Jenkins, Pharm.D., BCACP, population health pharmacy manager, Affinia Health Network   Pharmacy practice has changed drastically over the last few decades. Transitioning from a process-based to a more clinically-based profession, pharmacy today requires many new responsibilities including medi...

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