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Entries for September 2017

Healers Need Healing

Posted on September 15, 2017 in: Member News

By Jocelyn George, Pharm.D., pharmacist, BioMed Specialty Pharmacy, Livonia My earliest memory of professionalism was the white coat ceremony in which I, with other classmates, donned the white coat and recited the Hippocratic Oath. This was the foundation of my practice in patient care. Throughout the years, the advent of modern medicine has brought positive changes to healthcare and shed ligh...

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By Jade L. Abudia, B.S., Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw and Caleb Divens, M.B.A., Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, Aleda E. Lutz VA Medical Center, Saginaw On June 19, 2017, Melinta Therapeutics announced approval of a new fluoroquinolone (FQ), Baxdela (delafloxacin), by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA).1 Delafloxacin was given priority re...

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By Katie Axford, Pharm.D., BCPS, WMSHP president, associate professor, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy, western regional society representative The Western Michigan Society of Health-System Pharmacists (WMSHP) has enjoyed a summer hiatus from monthly programming. In June, board members spent time together reflecting on highlights from the 2016-2017 year and beginning to make plans f...

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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 Session of the House of Delegates in Minneapolis during their summer meeting in June. In the course of the two House sessions, delegates considered 28 policy recommendations, one new busine...

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By Raymond Phung, Pharm.D., pharmacy resident, St. John Hospital and Medical Center, Southfield Career pathways as a new pharmacy practitioner are ever changing. As a student, we were usually only exposed to what was offered during school. These ideas envelop an individual early on and take on the form of what is believed to be his or her future. I found my niche early on in hospital pharmacy; ...

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