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Entries for June 2015

by Lara Alexander, CPhT, RMC, MSPT immediate past president Body Mass Index (BMI) is an estimate of body fat and is a useful measure of your risk for diseases that can occur with overweight and obesity. Per the National Institutes of Health (NIH), a healthy weight is defined as the appropriate body weight in relation to your height.  This ratio of weight to height is known as your BMI. B...

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I started as a front-end/HBA coordinator at a 10-store independent chain pharmacy and was asked to move into the pharmacy shortly thereafter. I’ve always been interested in the medical field and have also worked as a certified nursing assistant, a receptionist in a chiropractor’s office and as the front office coordinator for an endocrinology practice. Early in my career, the timing ju...

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On June 25, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder signed Public Act 91 of 2015, which amended the effective date for pharmacy technician licensure to Oct. 1, 2015. Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) and other groups advocated for the extension period due to the large amount of applications received that are still being processed.   Additionally, last week, the Michigan Department of Licensing and R...

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On June 18, 2015, Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder announced the creation of a Task Force that will aim to address the growing prescription drug and opioid problem in Michigan. Chaired by Lt. Gov. Brian Calley, the Michigan Prescription Drug and Opioid Abuse Task Force was formed as the result of a call for a comprehensive plan to address prescription drug and opioid abuse in Gov. Snyder’s 2015 Sta...

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Michigan Pharmacy Foundation (MPF) is currently accepting nominations for the Board of Trustees. Foundation fundraising and programs are directed by the MPF Board of Trustees. This group of pharmacy leaders meets approximately three times throughout the year, including an annual planning retreat, to organize activities of the Foundation. Officers are elected by the Board of Trustees. Nominations a...

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