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Early registration deadline for Diabetes Certificate Program is Jan. 9
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Pharmacist and Patient-Centered Diabetes Care Certificate Training Program is an innovative and intensive certificate program that focuses on the pharmacist's role in the area of diabetes management. The program seeks to foster the implementation of pharmaceutical care interventions that will promote disease self-management.

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Pharmacy Day at the State Capitol — PD@C Feb. 12
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New this year! Free law CE: Grassroots Involvement in the Policymaking Process
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Registration now open for the Arizona Pharmacy Symposium presented by the Arizona Pharmacy Foundation and sponsored by Cardinal Health
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Date: Feb. 22
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AzPA Psychiatric Certificate Program — Assessing, Monitoring, and Managing Patients with Psychiatric Disorders
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Date: March 7
Location: Hilton El Conquistador, Tucson, Ariz.
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Urgent: Vaccine recall
Merck and CDC via AzPA
Merck issued a voluntary recall of one lot of its Gardasil vaccine. CDC's immunization safety office offers the following resources in response to the situation:
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Insurance exchange systemic plan issues reporting
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As the 2014 plan year begins under the insurance exchanges, please let AzPA know if you are experiencing systemic problems with any of the plans participating in the exchange (e.g. they haven't issued cards, their cards are printed with wrong information, their claims are not processing). CMS has established a dedicated process to try to address systemic plan issues. Please provide us as much (non-PHI) information as possible — name of plan, BIN/PCN if available, problem identified. Please send this information to Kelly Ridgway, R.Ph., AzPA CEO. AzPA will forward this information to NASPA who will communicate it to CMS.

**Please note, individual coverage issues should be addressed with individual plans.

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PHARMACY UPDATES


Pharmacists ranked No. 2 in honesty/ethics, but ...
By Jason Poquette
Much talk has been generated recently among the members of the pharmacist profession about the No. 2 ranking we achieved in honesty/ethics in the latest Gallup poll. This is a significant achievement, as the poll spans a broad range of professions both inside and outside the boundaries of healthcare and medicine. Even though this poll only addresses public opinion, it nevertheless is a powerful indicator of the commitment of a profession to deal truthfully and fairly with our patients. On the other hand, there is a somewhat "untold" story to this poll data.
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Money for pharmacy contamination victims
Digital Journal
The NECC compounding pharmacy at the center of a fungal meningitis outbreak in 2012 has agreed to a preliminary settlement that would create a $100 million fund for victims. Regular readers of the Digital Journal will be aware of the NECC compounding pharmacy and the series of events that led to the biggest case of infected medicines intended to be sterile reaching patients — ever.
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High blood pressure may be worse for women
HealthDay News
High blood pressure might be more dangerous for women than men, a new study suggests. As a result, women may need earlier and more aggressive treatment for the condition, the study authors said.
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Findings cast doubt on link between fluoroquinolones and retinal detachment
Pharmacy Practice News
Although previous research has indicated that oral fluoroquinolones have deleterious effects on connective tissue, the antibacterial agents do not substantially increase a patient's risk for retinal detachment, a new study shows.
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A booster shot for vaccines
The Wall Street Journal
Amid national outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other preventable diseases, Colorado officials might make it harder for parents to exempt children from vaccinations for school and day care.
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Obama administration stands by contraception rule
HealthDay News
The Obama administration recently contested U.S. Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor's decision temporarily exempting an order of Catholic nuns from the Affordable Care Act's contraception mandate.
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Looking to share your expertise?
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In an effort to enhance the overall content of AzPA Pharmacy Flash, we'd like to include peer-written articles in future editions. As a member of the healthcare industry, your knowledge lends itself to unprecedented expertise. And we're hoping you'll share this expertise with your peers through well-written commentary. Because of the digital format, there's no word or graphical limit and our group of talented editors can help with final edits. If you're interested in participating, please contact Ronnie Richard to discuss logistics.
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A booster shot for vaccines
The Wall Street Journal
Amid national outbreaks of measles, whooping cough and other preventable diseases, Colorado officials might make it harder for parents to exempt children from vaccinations for school and day care.

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FDA introduces plan, proposed rule for drug shortages
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
The FDA recently rolled out a strategic plan and a proposed rule that are meant to avert drug shortages and lessen the effects of shortages when they do occur.

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Woman prescribed 19,000 oxycodone pills, sues doctor and pharmacy for $1.5 million
OregonLive.com
A woman who was prescribed 19,000 oxycodone pills in two years is suing her former Milwaukie doctor for $1.5 million.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


High-dose flu vaccine: The evidence is in
Medscape
Dr. Sandra Fryhofer discusses how high-dose flu vaccine is more effective for seniors, according to new evidence presented at the October meeting of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Here's why it matters.
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Nipro recalls 600 glucose meters
American Society of Health-System Pharmacists
Nipro Diagnostics on Jan. 2 recalled about 600 blood glucose meters that display a unit of measure not commonly used in the United States.
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Vaccines without needles?
Fox News
In this video, reporters discuss the on-going research for needle-free vaccinations.
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Herpes zoster linked again to increased stroke, MI
Medscape
More evidence links herpes zoster with vascular disease events. A new study shows HZ to be an independent risk factor for transient ischemic attack and myocardial infarction in all adults up to 24 years after an acute episode, and for stroke as well, although only among people whose HZ occurred when they were under 40 years of age.
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