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Beautiful weather marked the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) Annual Meeting & Exposition this year, which was held March 27-30 in San Diego, Calif. with the theme Advancing As One. Michigan was well represented in the nearly 6,000 attendees at the APhA Annual Meeting, with a multitude of pharmacists and student pharmacists from all three colleges of pharmacy in Michigan present.  ...

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by Jason Hecht, Pharm.D., PGY1 pharmacy resident, St. Joseph Mercy Ann Arbor  Long-acting injectable (LAI) antipsychotics are a rapidly emerging pharmacological strategy to address the challenge of nonadherence associated with the schizophrenic population. Population studies of schizophrenic patients on oral atypical antipsychotics have shown a nonadherence rate of more than 40 percent. La...

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by Michael Ruffing, Pharm.D., MSHP Immediate Past President A headline in a journal recently caught my eye. It stated “entry-level salaries for hospital pharmacists expected to decline.” This headline was in reference to the Pharmacy Forecast that is published by the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) via the Center for Health-System Pharmacy Leadership, ASHP Researc...

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by David Kalis, M.S., R.Ph., MSHP Board Member As the Board Liaison to the combined MSHP/MPA Public Affairs Committee this year, I attended MSHP Committee Day this past January and was oriented to the 2015 Committee charges approved by the MSHP Board last fall. As you can probably imagine, the work of the Public Affairs Committee is to communicate what we do as pharmacists to the public, legislat...

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In late March, the American Pharmacists Association, the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA) Executives, the National Community Pharmacists Association, the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy and the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists submitted a joint letter to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Service’s National Vaccine Program Office (NVPO) ...

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