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by Diana Behnam, Pharm.D., MSHP Organizational Affairs Committee  Over the last several years, the United States (U.S.) has experienced several major reforms to its health care system to increase quality of care to patients as well as minimize expenditures. As a result, I became interested in learning more about global health care and pharmacy practice in particular, and was fortunate to b...

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by Trevor Warner, Pharm.D., clinical pharmacist, Munson Medical Center Pharmacy practice in health-systems has progressed significantly over the years, as pharmacists have become more involved in bedside care. The emergency department (ED) is one area where pharmacists have the unique opportunity to be closely involved with the interdisciplinary team at the patient’s bedside. Rapid sequence...

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by Blake Bonkowski, Pharm.D., and Jennie Heidmann, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy residents, Spectrum Health Alcohol withdrawal is a neurologic disorder that has a continuum of worsening symptoms caused by the effects of chronic alcohol use on the central nervous system (CNS). Continuous use of alcohol leads to a down regulation of the inhibitory γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA) receptor and up regulati...

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by Lisa Dumkow, Pharm.D., BCPS, and Curtis Collins, Pharm.D., M.S., BCPS (AQ-ID), FASHP Antibiotics have been available for more than 70 years, have saved millions of lives and have revolutionized modern medicine. Unfortunately, studies have shown that approximately 50 percent of antimicrobial use is inappropriate. The inappropriate and unnecessary use of antimicrobial agents promotes antimicrobi...

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