This message contains images. If you don't see images, click here to view.
Advertise in this news brief.




  Mobile version   RSS   Subscribe   Unsubscribe   Archive   Media Kit May 07, 2014



















Not an AzPA member?

Not an AzPA member? Join the only statewide association representing all pharmacy professionals in all pharmacy practice settings.


 


AREA & ASSOCIATION NEWS

Gov. Jan Brewer signs SB 1043
AzPA
On April 22, Gov. Jan Brewer signed into law S.B. 1043 expanding the definition of the practice of pharmacy to recognize pharmacists as medical professionals and clarifying pharmacist authority to initiate and modify prescription orders under collaborative practice agreements and in the administration of immunizations.
   Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article


Immunization Certificate Program
AzPA


Date: Thursday, June 26
Location: The Wigwam, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Arizona Pharmacy Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive educational program that provides pharmacists and student pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


PRODUCT SHOWCASE
  Be a part of Innovation!

Banner Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical leader and trusted partner in providing innovative pharmacy services and coordinated patient care through convenient access and improved medication outcomes across the continuum.

Click here for Leadership opportunities

Contact: daniel.stowell@bannerhealth.com
 


Registration now available for the 2014 Arizona Pharmacy Association Annual Convention
AzPA




Click here
for a schedule of CE events.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community
AzPA


Thursday, June 26
The Wigwam
Litchfield Park, Ariz.


Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. Register today.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Training Program
AzPA

Thursday, June 26
The Wigwam
Litchfield Park, Ariz.


This certificate program is a comprehensive program designed to provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients taking anticoagulation therapies.

Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


TRENDING ARTICLES
Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Report: 1 in 13 US school-age kids takes psych meds (HealthDay News)
Is hospital outpatient pharmacy the new frontier? (By Jason Poquette)
Immunization Certificate Program (AzPA)
'Exciting step forward': Wisconsin provider status bill becomes law (APhA)

Don't be left behind. Click here to see what else you missed.


PHARMACY UPDATES


The day that hospital-based pharmacy died
By Greg L. Alston
Somewhere between 1980 and now, the practice of hospital pharmacy was severely crippled and mortally wounded. Clearly hospitals still employ pharmacists, and pharmacists in hospitals do good work. But the pharmacy department as a thriving business unit was delivered a fatal blow when the reimbursement for pharmacy services was converted to the diagnosis-related group method of payment. The simple act of bundling payment for patient care into a single payment for all primary and ancillary medical services transformed the pharmacy department from a profit center for hospitals into a cost center.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Baker's yeast is giving scientists a better understanding of drug interactions
Medical News Today
When two or more medications are taken at the same time, one can suppress or enhance the effectiveness of the other. Similarly, one drug may magnify the toxicity of another. These types of interactions are a major cause of illness and hospitalization. However, there are severe practical limits on the practical scope of drug studies in humans.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Antibiotic resistance a serious threat to global public health
Medscape
Antibiotic resistance is occurring all over the world in bacteria responsible for common but serious infections, including sepsis, diarrhea, pneumonia, urinary tract infections and gonorrhea, according to a new report from the World Health Organization.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE



IN THE NEWS


Community pharmacists at a North Carolina chain keep high-risk patients out of the hospital
APhA
Pharmacists at Moose Pharmacies, an independent drug store chain in North Carolina, have visited hundreds, if not thousands, of patients' homes as part of a drug adherence program they offer in the community.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


1st US MERS patient may be released from hospital soon
HealthDay News
The man hospitalized in Indiana with the first U.S. case of a potentially fatal respiratory virus that initially surfaced in the Middle East two years ago is improving and could be released from the hospital soon, health officials reported. Indiana's state Health Commissioner William VanNess II said no healthcare workers or family members who've had contact with the patient have tested positive for the virus, which has an incubation period of up to 14 days, The Associated Press reported.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE
Looking for similar articles? Search here, keyword COPD.


FEATURED ARTICLE
TRENDING ARTICLE
MOST POPULAR ARTICLE
Do not treat unused prescription drugs like leftovers
Medical News Today
People should dispose of unused prescription drugs rather than hold on to them since the drugs can be misused or accidentally ingested and cause harm, argues a commentary published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
The future of pharmacy jobs — Will it be feast or famine?
Medscape (commentary)
The pharmacist job market in the 1990s and up to about 2007 was characterized by a significant shortfall of pharmacists, fueled largely by a marked increase of community pharmacy positions in chain stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more
Report: 1 in 13 US school-age kids takes psych meds
HealthDay News
More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. Apparently, the medications are working.

Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
read more


MEDICATION UPDATES


FDA defends generic drug labeling plan
AJHP News via ASHP
Lawmakers on April 1 called on the chief of FDA's drugs division to defend a proposal that would allow makers of generic drugs to unilaterally update safety information in their products' professional labeling.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Anxiety, sleeping pills tied to increased death risk
Pharmacy Times
Patients who took anti-anxiety or hypnotic drugs had a markedly increased risk of death, which became even more marked with increased consumption of the medications or longer use, a new study finds.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE




FDA panel says no to over-the-counter allergy drug Singulair
HealthDay News
A panel of expert advisors to the FDA recently voted overwhelmingly against moving the allergy drug Singulair from prescription to over-the-counter status. The panel voted 11 to 4 against the sale of the popular medication without a doctor's approval, The Associated Press reported.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


Do not treat unused prescription drugs like leftovers
Medical News Today
People should dispose of unused prescription drugs rather than hold on to them since the drugs can be misused or accidentally ingested and cause harm, argues a commentary published in Canadian Medical Association Journal.
Share this article:   Share on FacebookTwitterShare on LinkedinE-mail article
READ MORE


 

AzPA Pharmacy Flash
Colby Horton, Vice President of Publishing, 469.420.2601
Download media kit

Danielle Wegert, Content Editor, 469.420.2696   
Contribute news

Disclaimer: The AzPA Pharmacy Flash is a weekly roundup of articles of interest to pharmacists and pharmacy professionals. This email may contain an advertisement of AzPA and/or third party products and services. Opinions expressed in these articles do not necessarily reflect the views of AzPA or its advertising partners. The AzPA Pharmacy Flash is compiled by MultiBriefs, a division of MultiView, Inc. Factual errors are the responsibility of the listed publication.

This edition of the AzPA Pharmacy Flash was sent to ##Email##. To unsubscribe, click here. Did someone forward this edition to you? Subscribe here — it's free!
Recent issues
April 30, 2014
April 23, 2014
April 16, 2014
April 9, 2014



7701 Las Colinas Ridge, Ste. 800, Irving, TX 75063