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By Thy Mai, Pharm.D., pharmacy resident, SpartanNash, Grand Rapids   In October 2017, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved Sanofi's Toujeo® (insulin glargine 300 units/mL) Max SoloStar®. This new pen is the highest capacity long-acting insulin pen currently available on the market. This new pen device option is available for patients who require more than 80 units pe...

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The Ideal Resident

Posted on October 15, 2018 in: Professional Practice

By Elizabeth K. Bisaccia, Pharm.D., BCPPS, clinical pharmacy specialist – general pediatrics, C.S. Mott Children's Hospital, Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor   In 2016, a paper by Phillips and colleagues discussed the results of a survey reviewing the factors most associated with a pharmacy student matching with a residency program. The results of this survey found that the number of appl...

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By Diana Kostoff, Pharm.D., BCPS, BCOP, pharmacy coordinator, hematology/oncology ambulatory pharmacy services, Henry Ford Hospital and Cancer Institute and co-chair, MSHP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Practice Committee   The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP)’s Practice Advancement Initiative (PAI), formerly the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative (PPMI), has been integr...

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By Kyle Busch, CPhT, manager of pharmacy call center, MeridianRx, Macomb There are many settings in the pharmacy world. Whether you work in retail, inpatient, compounding, mail-order or the insurance side, there is one big similarity you likely you have in common with your peers: the amount of different numbers regarding medications you deal with on a daily basis.  Just to name a few, there ...

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By Maxwell Trombly, Pharm.D.; Ashley Liakos, Pharm.D.; Janelle Dykstra, Pharm.D.; Alexandra Simon, Pharm.D., PGY1 residents, Mercy Health Muskegon Clostridium difficile is a gram positive, anaerobic, spore-forming rod that is the leading cause of healthcare-associated diarrhea. The prevalence of gastrointestinal colonization and subsequent infection with Clostridium difficile has been documented ...

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