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Mary Beth O'Connell, Pharm.D., BCPS, FASHP, FCCP, FNAP, AGSF, professor, Wayne State University Eugene Applebaum College of Pharmacy and Health Systems, Pharmacy Practice Department, Detroit, Mich. As they say - Mother Nature rules, which on occasion means families, businesses and communities including community pharmacies and hospitals can be destroyed by fire, floods, tornados, freezing cold ...

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Cathleen Edick, Pharm.D., CDE, pharmacy program coordinator, McLaren Greater Lansing The Capital Area Pharmacists Association (CAPA) started out 2019 with a CE presentation by Heather Schalk, Pharm.D., on Jan. 24 titled "Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation". Heather helped sort out all the differences and dosing for Direct Oral Anticoagulants.   March, as usual, was one...

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Michael Ruffing, Pharm.D., pharmacy director, Sinai-Grace Hospital   The United States spent nearly twice as much per person on healthcare than the average of other wealthy countries in 2017 ($10,224 vs. $5,280).1 In 2016, the U.S. spent $3.34 trillion or 17.9 percent of the gross domestic product (GDP) on healthcare expenditures.2 $329 billion of this was spent on prescriptio...

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Jesse Hogue, Pharm.D., pharmacy education coordinator, Bronson Methodist Hospital  The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) will convene its 71st Annual Session of the House of Delegates in Boston in June to address an agenda that includes considering 18 policy recommendations and a resolution, receiving board and committee reports and considering a variety of other socie...

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ASHP submitted a statement for the Thursday, May 9, 2019, Health Subcommittee on Energy and Commerce hearing, "Lowering Drug Prices: Deconstructing the Drug Supply Chain." ASHP's President-Elect and MSHP Past President Kathleen Pawlicki was scheduled to testify. "We continually hear from pharmacy leaders in hospitals and health systems that sudden, inexplicable and unpredictable price increases...

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