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Entries for May 2020

Elaine M. Bailey, Pharm.D., Executive Director, Michigan Antibiotic Resistance Reduction Coalition Antibiotic resistance is a serious public health threat requiring a multifaceted approach. Approximately 10 percent of outpatient antibiotics in the U.S. are prescribed by dentists, amounting to nearly 25 million courses each year.1 Approximately 1.5 million additional antibiotic courses are ...

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Shelbye Rose Herbin, Pharm.D., PGY1 Pharmacy Resident, Detroit Receiving Hospital, Detroit Almost 40 years have passed since the first case of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDs) was documented. Throughout this time, great strides have been made with the creation of antiretroviral therapy (ART) for the treatment of the human immunodeficiency virus (HIV), which is the cause of AIDS. ...

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Abagail Kirwen, Pharm.D., PGY-1 Pharmacy Resident, Beaumont Royal Oak E-cigarette, or vaping, product use-associated lung injury (EVALI) has been investigated as a nationwide outbreak since August 2019. Use of e-cigarettes, or vaping, is described as heating a liquid with active agents such as nicotine and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) as well as inactive ingredients such as flavorings and other a...

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Jesse Hogue, Pharm.D., Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, 2019-2020 Michigan ASHP Delegate The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) will convene its 72nd Annual Session of the House of Delegates virtually (it’s a whole new world!) this June to address an agenda that includes considering 25 policy recommendations and a statement, receiving board and committee repor...

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Stephen Smith, B.S. Pharm., Chief Pharmacy Officer Karmanos Cancer Institute, Detroit and MSHP Treasurer We are creatures of habit. We enjoy the constancy and consistency of our normal day-in and day-out routine. Introduce any significant change into that routine and “Hey, you moved my cheese.” or “Why did you change something that wasn’t broke?” We are in the ...

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