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Entries for September 2021

Pharmacy Day at the Capitol (PDAC), hosted by the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) on Tuesday, Sept. 28, was a success, with more than 135 pharmacy professionals participating in 36 legislive meetings, the largest grop of pharmacists in three years.  WILX News featured PDAC on their 6 p.m. news broadcast Tuesday,which can be viewed at the 5:17 mark.  MPA partnered with the Mi...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are ...

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Because of the prevalence of apps and connected devices transferring health data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering clarity on the Health Breach Notification Rule. According to a statement from the agency, the rule ensures that entities not covered by the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) still face consequences when health data is compromised. I...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its advisers still must recommend how the extra shots will be used The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shot for people 65 and older and adults at risk of severe illness, an effort to bolster protection for the most vulnerable Americans against the highly transmissible delta va...

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Tammy Busch, Pharm.D., BCPS, is a clinical pharmacist at Munson Healthcare Otsego Memorial Hospital and was an MSHP/MPA member from 2016-2018 and rejoined in 2021. Describe Your Role/Day in the Life: I work in a small community hospital which also has an attached long-term care facility and an infusio...

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