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Diabetes: A National Health Crisis — Become an Expert Educator Nov. 14
AzPA
Studies show nearly half of American adults have either pre-diabetes or diabetes putting them at risk for heart attacks, blindness, amputations and more. Become an educator in diabetes self-management through the Diabetes Care Certificate Program in Phoenix, Nov. 14. Don't wait too long to register. In order to receive full CE credit, you must complete 18 hours of self-study modules prior to the live session. Sign up now!
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LAST CHANCE TO SAVE: Fall Conference Nov. 15
AzPA
Early bird pricing ends today at 9 p.m. — Arizona time! Don't waste your money. Go online now and register for the AzPA Fall Conference — your opportunity to earn up to 6 CE credits. Lunch and a continental breakfast will be provided. View the full schedule and session objectives online.
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Save $50: Psychiatric Certificate Program Nov. 14
AzPA
Early bird pricing ends Oct. 25! Join AzPA in Phoenix next month and learn how to effectively manage the pharmacotherapy of patients with psychiatric disorders. After this program you will be prepared to promote appropriate and optimal medication use for your patients. View full program objectives and more information online.
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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Oct. 18-22 National Community Pharmacists Association Annual Convention Details
Oct. 19-22 Joint Federal Pharmacy Seminar Details
Oct. 28 National Pharmacy Technician Day Details
Oct. 30-Nov. 1 California Pharmacy Technician Association/California Society of Health-System Pharmacists' Annual Meeting Details
Nov. 5-7 NABP District 4 meeting Details
Nov. 11-14 ICE Annual Conference Details
Nov. 14 Diabetes & Psychiatric Certificate Programs Details
Nov. 15 AzPA Fall Conference Details
Dec. 7-12 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Details




PHARMACY UPDATES


5 reasons mediocre drugs still get used
By Mike Wokasch
Ever wonder how some drugs get on the market and get prescribed extensively only to find out they are either ineffective or potentially harmful? Despite the dearth of comparative effectiveness studies, the available published literature would suggest that all drugs to treat a particular indication are not created equal. In fact, some drugs with questionable efficacy and considerable safety concerns still provide drug companies with healthy revenues and profit. So why do these mediocre drugs even get used at all?
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Pharmacists lead the way in streamlining experimental cancer trials
Medical Xpress
A new way of conducting technical pharmacy reviews that cuts down on the bureaucracy of setting up clinical trials is being pioneered by pharmacists across the Experimental Cancer Medicine Centres network, a joint initiative between Cancer Research UK and the four health departments of the U.K. The new process is coordinated by the Health Research Authority and involves a single technical pharmacy review being carried out once by a designated pharmacist and shared with participating sites instead of each site conducting their own separate review.
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Pharmacy policy changes needed to increase pharmacists' mobile apps use
Pharmacy Times
Company policy changes across regional and national chain pharmacies are needed to expand the use of mobile healthcare apps among pharmacists, according to a paper published in Pharmacy Practice. Researchers from the Liverpool John Moores University in the United Kingdom distributed a 30-item survey that included multiple choice, Likert scale and open-ended questions to 600 community pharmacies in January 2013.
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IN THE NEWS


Pharmacists need to adapt for patients with multiple chronic illnesses
Medical News Today
Pharmacy practice needs adapt to meet the challenges of an increased complexity of healthcare and medication, which is a result of increasing numbers of people living with multiple chronic health conditions. Writing in Australian Pharmacist, professor Libby Roughead highlights that in the 1980s, 1 in 10 Australians was living with three or more chronic conditions.
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High cost of universal MRSA screening impedes hospital implementation
Pharmacy Times
Although many policymakers recommend universal screening for methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus infection, individual hospitals may lack the funding to execute it. In a pair of abstracts presented today at IDWeek in Philadelphia, researchers from the Los Angeles Biomedical Research Institute considered both the benefits and costs of MRSA screening and isolating high-risk patients.
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Michigan-based Diplomat Pharmacy launches IPO, joins NYSE
Detroit Free Press
Flint-based Diplomat Pharmacy became the newest Michigan company to become publicly traded as it launched an initial public offering of its stock on the New York Stock Exchange. Founded in 1975 as a neighborhood pharmacy, the company is now focused on catering to the chronically ill, a part of the U.S. healthcare industry that is rapidly growing.
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MEDICATION UPDATES


Safety, sanitary problems prompt scores of drug recalls
USA Today
The infection came out of nowhere, 36 hours after Eloise Soler's heart surgery last summer at the Corpus Christi Medical Center in South Texas. As her fever spiked to 103, other patients developed similar symptoms. Doctors raced to pinpoint the cause. Tests showed that all of the patients had been sickened by the same bacteria, Rhodococcus equi, which typically infects horses and other grazing animals, and they all fell ill after infusions of the same drug, calcium gluconate.
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Study: Medicines are biggest culprit in fatal allergic reactions
HealthDay News
Although food allergies have garnered a lot of attention lately, a new study reports that medications are actually the biggest cause of sudden deaths related to allergy. Over a little more than a decade, nearly 60 percent of the allergy-related deaths were caused by medications, while less than 7 percent were caused by food allergies, the study found.
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