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How pharmacists can help prevent child abuse
Pharmacy Times
April is National Child Abuse Awareness Month, and there are plenty of ways in which pharmacists can help prevent the disturbing problem. Dr. Mary E. Jones, a child advocacy physician at Loyola University Health System, provided Pharmacy Times with several important observations pharmacists should make to stop child abuse and neglect.
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2015 AzPA Annual Convention June 26-28
AzPA
Join us for three days of continuing education and networking at the Westin La Paloma Resort & Spa in Tucson. Sessions include: pharmacy law, new drug updates, transitions of care, lipid guidelines, clinical pearls, pain management, MTM and more! Choose to attend the full conference, or specify a single day. AzPA members receive a reduced rate. Not a member? Don't worry. Your three-day Convention rate includes one year AzPA membership. Register now at azpharmacy.org/Convention2015.
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Become an Exhibitor 2015 AzPA Annual Convention June 26-27
AzPA
The AzPA Annual Convention draws over 500 licensed pharmacists, technicians, residents and students in Arizona. During the event we host an Exhibit Hall Reception Friday, June 26 and an Exhibit Hall Luncheon Saturday, June 27. This is your opportunity to network. If you would like to become an exhibitor please contact Rachel Jimenez, AzPA Marketing Manager, rachel@azpharmacy.org.
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LAST CHANCE to Register for Women's Reproductive Health Certificate
AzPA
Don't miss out on this opportunity. Join us April 25 in Phoenix to discuss the management and care of commonly encountered female reproductive issues such as contraception, menstrual disorders, infertility and pregnancy. As a thank you for attending our first edition of this program, we will provide a button to add to your LinkedIn profile and a $50 promo code off Annual Convention registration fees (pharmacists only).

Register at azpharmacy.org/event/WomensHealth2015.

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3 Weeks to Register: 1st Annual AZ Residency Conference June 25
AzPA
Reminder: Registration closes May 1. The Arizona Pharmacy Association Residency Conference will provide a platform for residents and fellows to present their research. This conference also offers residents and preceptors a forum to network with colleagues. Conference attendees will have opportunities to receive teaching and training advice. Earn up to 6 CPEs! Join us at the Westin La Paloma in Tucson. Pharmacy Residents pay only $175 for the full day conference — hotel room included. Register now!
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UPCOMING EVENTS


Date Event
April 10-11 Pick Your Poison
April 25 Women's Health Certificate Program
June 25 Residency Conference
June 25 Psychiatric Certificate Program
June 25 Diabetes Care Certificate Program
June 25 Immunization Certificate Program
June 25 NEW APhA Pharmacy-Based Cardiovascular Disease Risk Management
June 26-28 AzPA Annual Convention
June 28 Arizona Pharmacy Foundation Fun Run
Sept. 25 Anticoagulation Certificate Program
Sept. 25 Medication Therapy Management Certificate Program
Sept. 26 Fall Conference


Click here for a full event list.




PHARMACY UPDATES


Routine rotavirus vaccination reduced disease activity in children
APhA
The introduction of the rotavirus vaccine in the United States in 2006 has led to declines in rotavirus detection. To characterize the changes in rotavirus disease trends, CDC compared data from its National Respiratory and Enteric Virus Surveillance System for the periods of 2000–06 and 2007–14. Researchers observed national declines in rotavirus detection, ranging from about 58 to 90 percent, in each of the seven postvaccine years studied compared with all of the seven prevaccine years combined.
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Study: Timing critical in hypertension treatment
ASHP
A recently published report indicates that delaying treatment intensification and follow-up can prove deadly for patients with hypertension.
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Costly hepatitis C drugs pose pharmacy budget problems for prisons
Pharmacy Times
Treating prisoners for hepatitis C virus can be a costly nightmare, straining prisons pharmacy and healthcare budgets. Prisoners are entitled to adequate medical care under the 8th amendment, as "deliberate indifference" to medical needs can be considered cruel and unusual punishment.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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Simplified antibiotic treatment could be used to treat babies safely outside of hospitals (Medical News Today)

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Study: Narcotic painkillers in pregnancy common, harmful to baby
HealthDay News
Use of prescription narcotic painkillers is common in pregnancy and increases the likelihood a baby will be born small or early, or go through painful drug withdrawal, a new study finds.
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Study shows inappropriate medication use among older patients with cancer
Cancer Therapy Advisor
A pharmacist-led comprehensive medication assessment demonstrated a high prevalence of polypharmacy, excessive polypharmacy, and potentially inappropriate medication use, a study published in the Journal of Clinical Oncology has shown.
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Who said the road to EMR documentation compliance would be easy?
By Barbara Aubry
As I moved from nursing into the private sector, I began working with creators of data and healthcare information management systems. I learned quickly how IT architects and builders approach a project — these are numbers guys who think mathematically and logically. I recall working with a talented developer to create a tool that mirrored a claim form. When I explained the required claim fields, he told me repeatedly, "That's not logical." I tried to explain a major dilemma in healthcare — the clash between clinical documentation and reimbursement requirements.
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