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By Adam King, CPhT, PRS, Master of Public Health student - Western Michigan University The rate of new Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV) diagnoses is rising in Michigan.1 As of 2018, over 16,000 Michigan residents live with the disease.1 The six county region surrounding the City of Detroit is particularly hard hit with this illness, with over 65 percent of the diagnosed population i...

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Vaccine Information Statement (VIS) News from the Michigan Department of Health and Human Services (MDHHS) The recently updated Adenovirus, Anthrax, and Rabies Vaccine Information Statements (VIS) are posted on the MDHHS website. The new Jan. 8, 2020 versions have been updated to make them “final” as opposed to “interim” editions. Providers should begin using the ne...

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Charles T. Makowski, Pharm.D., BCPS, pharmacy specialist, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit and Martin Ratusznik, B.S. Pharm, manager, Henry Ford Health System, Detroit United States (U.S.) Healthcare System In the United States (U.S.), improvements in population disease burden and access to quality health care lag behind that of other socioeconomically wealthy nations1,2, despite the extent o...

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By Makenzie Thelen, Pharm.D. Candidate 2020, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor Oral semaglutide (Rybelsus) was approved Sept. 20, 2019, for the treatment of type 2 diabetes along with diet and exercise.1,2 Semaglutide is the first oral GLP-1 agonist to be approved in the USA, the remaining options being injectable formulations.1 GLP-1 is a hormone that is often deficient in patients with t...

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Joseph M. Cusimano, Pharm.D., and Grace Baek, Pharm.D., Michigan Medicine, Ann Arbor Michigan Medicine is home to two new residency programs: the PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care and PGY-2 Emergency Medicine programs. We spoke with the current residents of these programs to better understand their fields through their eyes. PGY-2 Pain Management and Palliative Care Pharmacy Kyle Qu...

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