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Entries for June 2017

By Carla R. LaMarr, CPhT, LTC project specialist, PharMerica; Reviewed by Amanda Moulton, Pharm.D., pharmacist, PharMerica   INR, which stands for international normalized ratio (INR), is an important lab value to obtain when you are being treated with Coumadin (warfarin), a medication that is known as an anticoagulant.  Various disease states that require anticoagulation therapy inclu...

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Technician Spotlight

Posted on June 19, 2017 in: Member News

Amanda Hamp began working in the pharmacy after high school. She needed a “grown up job” and something that would provide her with the benefits she needed, and at that stage, she still wasn’t sure what direction she wanted to take in life. She applied at a locally owned family pharmacy despite having had no experience in pharmacy at that point. The staff provided her with on the ...

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By Jesse Hogue, Pharm.D., pharmacy education coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital, Kalamazoo, MSHP immediate past-president The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) convened its 69th Annual Session of the House of Delegates in Minneapolis in June to consider 28 policy recommendations and a resolution, receive board and committee reports and consider a variety of other societ...

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By Jacenta M. Gabriel, Pharm.D., University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, Ann Arbor, 2017 Graduate Pharmacy school is a whirlwind journey. As a recent graduate from the University of Michigan College of Pharmacy, I can happily say that I now have the opportunity to reflect on the four-year expedition that has brought me to where I am today. When I look back, I am reminded of all the steps I to...

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By Malak Abbas, Pharm.D. candidate 2017, Wayne State University and Amber Lanae Martirosov, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacy specialist, ambulatory care, Henry Ford Hospital, Detroit, and clinical assistant professor, Wayne State University,   In 2014, the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) held a summit for the advancement of ambulatory pharmacy services.  Pharmacy ...

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