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Entries for July 2018

By Matthew Hecker, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy practice resident, Sparrow Hospital, Lansing   Glucagon-like-peptide-1 (GLP-1) receptor agonists are a class of injectable and oral medications used in the treatment of type II diabetes. Injectable agents that are currently approved for use in the United States are: albiglutide (Tanzeum®), dulaglutide (Trulicity®), exenatide extended releas...

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By Malak Abbas, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Detroit Medical Center, Harper University Hospital, Detroit The American College of Clinical Pharmacy (ACCP) in 2008 anticipated a shortage of qualified pharmacy preceptors, and as such, encouraged active integration of pharmacy residents into experiential teaching models to develop precepting skills early in their careers.1,2 Residency programs a...

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By Matt Satkowiak, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical pharmacist, Munson Medical Center, Traverse City and northern region representative   After a long and arduous winter in northern Michigan, we welcomed the thaw that brought a very busy and education-packed spring! We held our second Northern Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (NMSHP) Annual Meeting, which took place in April at the Ots...

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By Michelle Dehoorne, Pharm.D., patient care services manager, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Detroit Efficient, high quality, affordable care is the “triple aim” in healthcare that we are all challenged to meet. Numerous articles demonstrate how pharmacists contribute to the healthcare team to meet aspects of the triple aim. Through appropriate medication management, pharmacis...

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By Tiffany Jenkins, Pharm.D., BCACP, clinical pharmacist, Affinia Health Network, Muskegon   Clinical integration initially arose over 20 years ago and early integration efforts were focused on creating a model to give hospitals and health-systems greater control over admissions, costs and contracting with payers. There are a number of definitions attributed to clinical integration, but the...

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