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AHRQ and ISMP introduce new medication safety tools
PQA Pharmacy Quality Alliance
The Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality and the Institute for Safe Medication Practices have developed three free tools to aid community pharmacists in improving medication safety.
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Needle tips and vaccination information
The Pharmacy Blog
The Immunization Action Coalition has recently released its November issue of Needle Tips, for healthcare professionals who administer vaccines. Also available is Vaccinate Adults, a shortened version of Needle Tips, modified for those who work only with adult patients. Both are now available for downloading, printing and reading.
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NCBDE announces changes regarding initial certification effective 2014
NCBDE
The National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators recently approved two major changes effective 2014 related to initial certification as a diabetes educator.
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Mayo Clinic School of Continuous Professional Development Clinical and Multidisciplinary Hematology and Oncology 2014: The 11th Annual Review
Mayo School of Continuous Professional Development
This course will be a comprehensive update of issues in hematologic and oncologic malignancies presenting new disease classification, treatment and challenging cases. Course topics will include up-to-date American Society of Hematology highlights and medical oncology.
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Free law CE program
AzPA
Date: Dec. 9
Time: 10 a.m.
Location:
Arizona State Board of Pharmacy
1616 W. Adams St.
Phoenix, AZ 85007

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APhA Diabetes Certificate Training Program
AzPA
Date: Jan. 24
Time: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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, which emphasizes a healthcare team approach, seeks to foster the implementation of pharmaceutical care interventions that will promote disease self-management.

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The holidays are just around the corner ...
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The holidays are coming quickly! Purchase your gift cards from the Arizona Pharmacy Foundation and support pharmacy education.

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PHARMACY UPDATES


Cannabidiol: Medical miracle or shameful street drug?
By Maria Frisch
This summer, CNN's chief medical correspondent, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, led the premiere of a one-hour documentary on medical marijuana. This event reignited many discussions on the topic of medical marijuana and shed some light on the changing politics surrounding this drug. Riding on the coattails of that story is the recent announcement that GW Pharmaceuticals received U.S. Food and Drug Administration orphan drug designation for Epidiolex, a drug that touts cannabidiol as its active ingredient.
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Bedtime aspirin may be more beneficial for heart patients
Pharmacy Times
Aspirin may offer better protection against adverse events in cardiovascular disease patients when taken at night than when taken in the morning, new research suggests.
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IN THE NEWS


Low iron in brain a sign of ADHD?
HealthDay News
A newer MRI method can detect low iron levels in the brains of children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. The method could help doctors and parents make better informed decisions about medication, a new study says.
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Most patients with metastatic CRC lack KRAS testing
Pharmacy Practice News
The majority of patients newly diagnosed with metastatic colorectal cancer in the United States have not undergone KRAS testing, despite recommendations to the contrary. Only 47.5 percent of patients with metastatic CRC who were diagnosed between Jan. 1 2008 and Dec. 31, 2011, underwent KRAS testing, according to a recent study.
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Daily multivitamin may lower risk for cataracts
Medscape
Taking a multivitamin supplement daily may stave off development of cataracts in middle-aged and older men, according to an article published in Ophthalmology. However, there appeared to be no association between daily vitamins and visually significant age-related macular degeneration.
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Bedtime aspirin may be more beneficial for heart patients
Pharmacy Times
Aspirin may offer better protection against adverse events in cardiovascular disease patients when taken at night than when taken in the morning, new research suggests.

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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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Compounding pharmacy bill might not make drugs safer
ABC News
Most Americans had never heard of compounding pharmacies until the now-shuttered New England Compounding Center was blamed for making tainted steroid injections that killed 64 people.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


Statins do not appear to boost risk of cognitive impairment
Pharmacy Times
Although the FDA has issued warnings concerning statins and potential cognitive impairment, a new systematic review of previous studies finds no evidence that statins are related to adverse cognitive effects.
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Low-dose aspirin reduces extent of colorectal, lung tumors
British Journal of Cancer via Pharmacy Practice News
Long-term, low-dose aspirin use was associated with lower tumor extent in a population-based study of patients with colorectal and lung cancers. The study did not find a similar benefit for patients with prostate or breast cancers.
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Statin use significantly impacted by drug interactions
Medical News Today
A new study has found that many people who stopped taking cholesterol-lowering statin drugs were also taking an average of three other drugs that interfered with the normal metabolism of the statins.
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1st approval for fenofibrate in diabetic retinopathy
Medscape
The first approval of fenofibrate for a new indication — to slow the progression of existing diabetic retinopathy in people with Type 2 diabetes — was recently granted in Australia.
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