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Entries for May 2017

Scott Kollmeyer, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy practice resident, St. Joseph Mercy Hospital, Ann Arbor   Opioid use and prescribing has been on an astronomical rise since 1999. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), opioid prescriptions have quadrupled from 1999 to 2014, while the amount of pain reported has stayed the same.1 Michigan clinicians are not immune to this ...

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By Katie Axford, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, assistant professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, western regional society representative, Grand Rapids The 2017 calendar year is off to a great start for the Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP).  Our monthly programming kicked off on Jan. 12, with Tracey Mersfelder, Pharm.D. presenting “What...

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Get the Word Out!

Posted on May 15, 2017 in: Professional Practice

By Peggy Malovrh, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical coordinator, Sparrow Health-System, Lansing The Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) Local Associations hold the key to educating the public and increasing awareness of the services provided by pharmacists. When the layperson thinks of MPA, what comes to mind is the person in a lab coat behind the counter or the person who explained the medication...

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By Nimisha Sulejmani, Pharm.D., BCPS, residency program director, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit and Angela Michael, PharmD, BCOP, pharmacy specialist – hematology/oncology, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit The easiest part of implementing a residency program is establishing the need for the training program and whether your institution provides a comprehensive experience to produce a...

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By Curtis Smith, Pharm.D., BCPS, FCCP, professor, Ferris State University, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing This year, the Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists is “gearing up” for implementation of the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved Areas Enhancement Act (H.R. 592 and S. 314 in the 114th Congress). In February, Nancy McDonald, MSHP president-elect, encouraged everyone to revie...

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