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1 in 3 would risk shorter life rather than take pill for CVD
Endocrinology Advisor
One out of 3 adults would sooner face a shorter life span than take a daily pill to prevent cardiovascular disease, according to a new Internet survey published in Circulation: Cardiovascular Quality and Outcomes.
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AREA & ASSOCIATION NEWS


2 weeks left to register: Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar
AzPA
Do you understand legal trends in pharmacy compliance? Can you identify pertinent drug-drug interactions regarding the management of HCV/HIV co-infection? Do you know all the regulations regarding travel health in Arizona? Spend a weekend with AzPA Feb. 21-22 in Tucson and expand your knowledge. View full session objectives/register for this educational event. Visit http://www.azpharmacy.org/event/SouthwesternClinical2015.
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2 days left to register: Anticoagulation Certificate Program
AzPA
Does your employer require you to have anticoagulation training? Do you need a refresher? Register for our Anticoagulation program Feb. 20 in Tucson. Fourteen hours of home study is required prior to attending the live session. Online registration closes Friday, Feb. 13 at 9 p.m. Arizona time.
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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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UPCOMING EVENTS


Date Event
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


Medicare offers relief to 400,000 caught in Aetna pharmacy network mix-ups
APhA
CMS reports that more than 400,000 Medicare beneficiaries who may have been confused or misinformed about the pharmacy details of their 2015 Aetna prescription drug plans have until the end of this month to find participating pharmacies or switch plans. Policy experts say the situation highlights the increasing complexity of many Medicare prescription drug plans.
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Researchers design new app to help elderly patients reduce medication mistakes
Asociación RUVID via News-Medical.Net
The Calité Research group at the Miguel Hernández University of Elche together with the Department of Statistics, Mathematics and Computer Science, have designed the app Alicia. The team collaborated with different Spanish medical centers and was coordinated by the Professor José Joaquín Mira. The aim of this application adapted to iPhone, iPad and Android, is to help patients over 65 years with multiple pathologies to administer their own medication at home.
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New cholesterol guidelines and medication see big changes
WWSB-TV
New cholesterol guidelines find your LDL, or bad cholesterol numbers should be at seventy, that's more than 25 percent lower than previous numbers indicated. But the real eye opener is the growing numbers of Americans who should take cholesterol-lowering drugs.
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New recommendations for treating allergic rhinitis
Monthly Prescribing Reference
For the one in six Americans with allergic rhinitis, new treatment guidelines have been issued by the American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery Foundation. The recommendations for those aged 2 and up appear in the February issue of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
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FDA approves 1st drug for diabetic retinopathy
HealthDay News
The U.S. Food and Drug Administration recently approved the drug Lucentis to treat diabetic retinopathy in patients with diabetic macular edema.
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How is the measles outbreak affecting the healthcare industry?
By Danielle Wegert
Douglas Coupland once said, "Adventure without risk is Disneyland." However, he clearly wasn’t considering the health risks of high-volume amusement parks, like Disneyland. But, these places are a breeding ground for disease, as was made apparent by the recent measles outbreak stemming from the theme park. The outbreak began in December and, to date, there are 119 confirmed cases in the country. "As more people opt against vaccinating their children (or themselves), these childhood illnesses will become more prevalent again," Sarah Gaines-Hill, an infection control registered nurse in Anaheim, California, said.
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1 in 5 younger diabetics lacks good medical care
WebMD
One in every five young American adults with diabetes hasn't seen a doctor in the past six months, a new government report indicates. The study, from researchers at the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, also found that those aged 18 to 39 with diabetes were much less likely than older patients to have gotten their blood pressure or cholesterol checked in the previous year.
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CDC: Almost 1 in 10 Americans can't afford medications
Renal & Urology News
Nearly 1 in 10 American adults don't take their medications as prescribed because they can't afford to, according to a January data brief published by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's National Center for Health Statistics.
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