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Registration now available for the 2014 Arizona Pharmacy Association Annual Convention
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Call to Action: NCPDP task groups need you
NCPDP
The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs task groups are seeking volunteers to participate. Task group participation is open to NCPDP members and nonmembers alike. This is your opportunity to have a real voice in the important process of transforming healthcare. Task groups meet via conference calls.
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Board of Pharmacy Specialties announces Call for 2015 Board Members
Board of Pharmacy Specialties
The Board of Pharmacy Specialties is seeking nominations for individuals to serve on its Board of Directors. The term of appointment for BPS Board members is based on the calendar year. Each appointment is for three years with the possibility of re-appointment to a second 3-year term. The specific term for this call is January 1, 2015 to December 31, 2017.
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AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Training Program
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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.

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Immunization Certificate Program
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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.

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Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community
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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.

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TRENDING ARTICLES
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PHARMACY UPDATES


Does social media have a place in healthcare?
By Joan Spitrey
Just like many of you, I have been on the Facebook bandwagon for quite some time. I have really enjoyed it as I have lived all over the country, and it has been a great way to keep up with old friends. But does it have a place in a healthcare career or profession? As I have extended my reach into the big, wide Web, I have come to realize there are a lot of outlets for sharing and getting information. However, just like anything in life, there are certainly pros and cons to these new-found resources.
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Scientists reverse Type 1 diabetes in mice
HealthDay News
Scientists who reversed Type 1 diabetes in mice say their results might lead one day to new ways to help people with the blood sugar disease. Type 1 diabetes accounts for about 5 percent of all diabetes cases and is typically diagnosed in children and young adults. There is no cure for the disease, but it can be controlled by taking insulin.
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Pharmacists, patient advocates urge Congress to enact pharmacy choice in Medicare
NCPA
In a letter to Congress, 130 pharmacist, patient advocacy and business organizations expressed "unified support" for giving Medicare beneficiaries more convenient access to discounted or "preferred" copays at independent community pharmacies willing to accept the terms and conditions of Medicare Part D prescription drug plans.
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IN THE NEWS


Numbing the pain: More retired players join lawsuit against NFL
By Denise A. Valenti
NFL offensive lineman Artis Hicks recently added his name to the 750 players joined together in lawsuits against the NFL, claiming the league provided players with illegal prescription pills, painkillers and anti-inflammatory drugs on a regular basis. The lawsuit contends that the NFL intentionally put players' health at risk in order to keep them on the field. The extensive use of drugs for the management of pain — both properly prescribed and otherwise — is a concern nationwide, not just among professional athletic organizations.
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AHRQ: Pharmacists can be part of successful care transitions interventions for patients with heart failure
APhA
In a new Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality systematic review of the literature, pharmacists were highlighted as part of multicomponent complex interventions found in successful readmission programs for patients with heart failure.
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Task group: Standardize units for dosing liquid oral prescription medicines
AJHP News via ASHP
An organization best known for setting standards for the electronic exchange of pharmacy data released recommendations in April calling for pharmacies to eliminate nonmetric units of measure on the labels of prescription liquid oral medications.

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Your pharmacist may know less than you think
By Jason Poquette
Less about you, that is. What I'm talking about is what I like to refer to as the "pharmacy information gap." That is my euphemistic way of saying that, in our current model for prescribing and dispensing, the retail pharmacist is often entirely blind to the diagnosis for which a medication is written.

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A walk through ICD-10
Pharmacy Practice News
The Protecting Access to Medicare Act of 2014 was signed into law April 1. The act, which served as a 13-month Medicare sustained growth rate formula "patch," prevented a 24 percent cut to Medicare physician payments.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


Statins and antibiotics: Which combination is safest?
Medscape
A 65-year-old man presents with cough and fever. He has had severe diarrhea for two days. He reports that he was on a cruise with a friend who was recently diagnosed with Legionella infection. The patient's medical history is significant for Type 2 diabetes, hyperlipidemia and hypertension. His current medications include lisinopril, simvastatin, amlodipine, gemfibrozil and metformin.
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Study: Treating sleep apnea may lower heart risks
HealthDay News
Treating sleep apnea might lead to more than a better night's sleep. It can also reduce blood pressure and other threats to heart health, two new studies show. Sleep apnea is a common disorder in which the airways constrict during sleep, leading to repeated stops and starts in breathing. The telltale signs include chronic loud snoring, with periodic gasps or choking — and, for many people, daytime drowsiness because of poor sleep.
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If pot is a drug, why aren't more pharmacists involved?
Pharmacy Practice News
As more state legislatures consider joining the District of Columbia and the 22 states that have authorized medical marijuana, a new organization is seeking to position pharmacists as the professionals most qualified to help bring a more standardized and safer approach to cannabinoid therapy.
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Task group: Standardize units for dosing liquid oral prescription medicines
AJHP News via ASHP
An organization best known for setting standards for the electronic exchange of pharmacy data released recommendations in April calling for pharmacies to eliminate nonmetric units of measure on the labels of prescription liquid oral medications.
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