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Pharmacies are temporarily limiting purchases of the morning-after contraception pill following a surge in demand prompted by the U.S. Supreme Court’s reversal of Roe v. Wade last week. CVS, Walmart and Rite Aid on Tuesday announced purchase limits on emergency contraceptives. Some Michigan pharmacists have reported shortages, but most stores are still stocked and dispensing the pill, sai...

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When you think of frontline workers affected by the pandemic, your local pharmacist may not be the first to come to mind. But even pre-pandemic, pharmacy was a tense and demanding field. A study of pharmacists’ mental health, from January 2020, found 75 percent of study participants experienced burnout. Since then, things have only gotten more demanding, due to the increase in prescript...

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Pharmacy Day at the Capitol (PDAC), hosted by the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) on Tuesday, Sept. 28, was a success, with more than 135 pharmacy professionals participating in 36 legislive meetings, the largest grop of pharmacists in three years.  WILX News featured PDAC on their 6 p.m. news broadcast Tuesday,which can be viewed at the 5:17 mark.  MPA partnered with the Mi...

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Congratulations to Farah Jalloul, state pharmacy emergency preparedness coordinator, on being appointed by Gov. Whitmer to the Bipartisan Protect Michigan Commission which will help educate Michiganders on safe and effective COVID-19 vaccine. Jalloul will represent pharmacy and MPA on the Commission. Find out more at www.michigan.gov/whitmer/0,9309,7-387-90499-550367--,00.html.

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The Illinois Council of Health-System Pharmacists (ICHP) and the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) greeted 2021 with new executive leadership, as ICHP welcomed Christopher Crank as executive vice president (EVP) Jan. 1 and Mark Glasper officially became chief executive officer (CEO) of MPA Jan. 18. “On behalf of ASHP, I would like to congratulate Chris and Mark and welcome them to th...

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