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What's Your Purpose?

Posted on May 15, 2019 in: Member News

Katie Axford, Pharm.D., BCPS, associate professor of pharmacy practice, Ferris State University College of Pharmacy and Mercy Health Saint Mary's   The month of May represents an annual occasion for me to reflect on another academic cycle, the opportunities embraced and commitments made over the previous year. It is also the time when I intentionally strive to check (and reset, if necessa...

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Rand Sulaiman, Pharm.D., BCIDP, clinical pharmacy specialist - infectious diseases,  Ascension Genesys Hospital  In March 2019, Dr. Derek Vander Horst published an article in the MSHP Monitor highlighting the plethora of advantages to reporting to NHSN (National Healthcare Safety Network) AUR module. Recently, Ascension Genesys Hospital began reporting data to AUR module. By 2020, ...

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Michigan Pharmacists Association, along 3 Axis Advisors, released a report to shine a light on the role of Pharmacy Benefit Managers (PBMs) in Michigan, specifically the extent to which these companies have unfairly profited off of pharmacists, patients and taxpayers.   The study collected data from 451 community pharmacies across Michigan, representing nearly 20% of the 2,356 retail/commun...

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Kali VanLangen, Pharm.D., BCPS, co-chair, MSHP/MPA Membership Committee   We've all heard the saying "happy wife, happy life".  The same sentiment holds true for members! When our members are happy the organization continues to thrive.  In an effort to improve member satisfaction, this year's MSHP/MPA Membership Committee was tasked with implementing technology-driven rec...

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Felda Matti, Pharm.D. 2019 candidate, Wayne State University   Antibiotic resistance is considered one of the major global healthcare problems today. Inappropriate use of antimicrobial therapy has led to an increase in multi-drug resistant organisms and a concern for limited treatment options, thus, the development of novel antibiotics with enhanced spectra of activity is critical. T...

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