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PharmPAC needs YOU
AzPA
The Pharmacists Political Action Committee of Arizona, is a nonpartisan voluntary committee that combines contributions from pharmacists — like you — to support specified pieces of legislation that will help advance pharmacy patient-centered care. This 2015 legislation session, the Arizona Pharmacy Association's PharmPAC needs your help to support Medication Synchronization. This bill will remove current insurance barriers and enable patients to synchronize their medications — order and receive prescriptions on the same day each month. We need YOUR help.

Learn more about the PAC and how to join at www.azpharmacy.org/PharmPAC.
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Meet your state legislators TOMORROW
AzPA
Join us at Pharmacy Day at the Capitol Thursday, Jan. 29 from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. as we discuss legislative issues affecting the pharmacy profession. Take a walk promote through booths that clinical services pharmacists provide while getting to know Arizona's Senators and Representatives. Free to attend.
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CPEs, Networking & More: Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
AzPA
Spend a weekend with AzPA in Tucson next month. Learn more about worldwide infectious diseases from the Arizona Department of Health Services. Gain knowledge in Hepatitis C management. Become an educator in travel health safety. Then network during an evening reception. All during the seminar Saturday-Sunday, Feb. 21-22. Register today.
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Become certified in Anticoagulation Management
AzPA
Does your employer require you to have anticoagulation training? Do you need a refresher? Register for our Anticoagulation program Feb. 20 in Tucson. Don't wait too long! Fourteen hours of home study is required prior to attending the live session. Register today.
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UPCOMING EVENTS


Date Event
Jan. 29 Pharmacy Day at the Capitol
Feb. 20 Anticoagulation Certificate Program 2015
Feb. 21-22 Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
April 25 Women's Health Certificate Program
June 25 Psychiatric Certificate Program
June 25 Diabetes Care Certificate Program
June 25 Immunization Certificate Program
June 25 Medication Therapy Management Certificate Program
June 26-28 AzPA Annual Convention
Sept. 25 Anticoagulation Certificate Program
Sept. 25 Women's Health Certificate Program
Sept. 25 Immunization Certificate Program
Sept. 26 Fall Conference


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PHARMACY UPDATES


Millennials are reshaping healthcare
By Scott E. Rupp
Global consumer collaboration consultancy Communispace recently released a report called, "Healthcare without Borders: How Millennials are Reshaping Health and Wellness," which examines millennial healthcare values and how they will impact businesses across the industry. The report focuses on several areas of millennials' lives, including technology. Millennials are far more likely than other generations to rely on mobile and online tools to monitor and maintain their health, the report states.
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Temporary tattoo for glucose monitoring in development
ModernMedicine
Researchers from the University of California, San Diego, are working on a non-invasive glucose-monitoring device that can be placed on the skin of patients with diabetes to measure their glucose levels.
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The use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers
Medical News Today
Approximately 71 percent of American adults drink alcohol. While alcohol interacts negatively with a number of commonly prescribed medications, little is known on a population level about the use of alcohol-interactive prescription medication among US drinkers. A new study has found that almost 42 percent of drinkers in the U.S. population have used one or more alcohol-interactive prescription medications.
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Rx trends 2015: Pharmacy-based diagnostic screenings
APhA
Patient screenings and advanced, gene-based diagnostics may soon become a standard and universally accepted part of retail pharmacy's service platform. The shrinking pool of overburdened family doctors is shifting more primary care services to pharmacists, just as the field of genomics explodes and rapid advances in diagnostic technology put cheap, easy-to-use screening tools into the hands of pharmacists.
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Promoting and maintaining diversity in pharmaceutical education
Diverse: Issues in Higher Education
When Chauncey Cooper arrived at Howard University in 1935 as an instructor of pharmaceutical chemistry in the Department of Pharmacy, there was a total enrollment of 24 students, two full-time faculty, a part-time instructor and the dean. Cooper noticed early setbacks that included a high failure rate on state board examinations and low enrollment numbers. This led to many graduates taking positions within the federal government to avoid the need for state licensure.
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CPPA launches specialty pharmacy accreditation program
APhA
The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation announced Jan. 20 the launch of a new accreditation program for specialty pharmacy practices.
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Recent advances in the delivery of acne therapeutics
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Acne is the most common skin disorder in adolescents with a prevalence of 80-85 percent. The problem starts when the hair follicles become clogged by androgen-induced increased sebum production, dirt and dead skin cells. Sometimes, Propionibacterium acnes can also be present, leading to redness, swelling and pus. The combination of all these factors is acne, which includes whiteheads, blackheads, pimples and cysts. In terms of stages, acne can be mild, moderate or severe. Treatment strategies for acne can vary with the stage and intensity of the disease.
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Traveler's diarrhea treatment contributes to superbug spread
Pharmacy Times
Treating traveler's diarrhea with antibiotics may contribute to antibiotic resistance and spread resistant bacteria strains, particularly if travelers visit developing parts of the world.
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Study rates migraine medications
American Headache Society via HealthDay News
The best medications to use if you suffer migraine headaches are listed in a new study. Researchers reviewed recent scientific literature and concluded that a number of classes of drugs were effective for treating acute migraine.
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CDC: Low awareness among women of birth defect risk from opioids
Medical News Today
Pregnancy can throw up a million and one questions and niggling aspects: morning sickness, constipation and tiredness. One of the more irksome sides is the seemingly endless changing list of things to avoid. The CDC has released a report suggesting that women of childbearing age that may be in the dark about the implications of taking commonly prescribed opioids during pregnancy, and the subsequent increased risk of some birth defects.
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