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Immunization Certificate Program
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Date: Thursday, June 26
Location: The Wigwam, Litchfield Park, Ariz.

Arizona Pharmacy Immunization Delivery is an innovative and interactive educational program that provides pharmacists and student pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration.
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Registration now available for the 2014 Arizona Pharmacy Association Annual Convention
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AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Training Program
AzPA

Thursday, June 26
The Wigwam
Litchfield Park, Ariz.


This certificate program is a comprehensive program designed to provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge and skills necessary to care for patients taking anticoagulation therapies.

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Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community
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Thursday, June 26
The Wigwam
Litchfield Park, Ariz.


Delivering Medication Therapy Management Services in the Community is an innovative and interactive certificate training program that explores the pharmacist’s role in providing MTM services to patients. Register today.

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PHARMACY UPDATES


Is hospital outpatient pharmacy the new frontier?
By Jason Poquette
There's a new trend sweeping the nation. Well, it's not brand new. But it is hard to miss the growing interest in this pharmaceutical phenomenon. Hospitals are recognizing the benefits of incorporating an outpatient pharmacy program into their comprehensive health services offerings. Rather than simply leasing space to or integrating services from major chain drug stores, hospitals are choosing to own and operate these pharmacies themselves. These new settings offer new job opportunities for pharmacists and technicians, as well as an added revenue stream when proper strategies and programs are implemented.
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'Exciting step forward': Wisconsin provider status bill becomes law
APhA
In a big win in efforts toward state-level provider status, Wisconsin Act 294 was signed into law by Gov. Scott Walker on April 16. The legislation provides that "a pharmacist may perform any patient care service delegated to the pharmacist by a physician." There are no limitations or restrictions on what can be delegated, and no credentials are specified for pharmacists to hold in order to serve as a provider of medical services.
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TRENDING ARTICLES
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IN THE NEWS


Are medication overuse headaches associated with NSAIDs?
Medscape
Medication overuse headache, previously called rebound headache, is a secondary chronic daily headache associated with an overused therapeutic agent in a headache-prone patient. MOH is a headache that is present for at least 15 days per month in the setting of overuse of acute headache treatment.
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Report: 1 in 13 US school-age kids takes psych meds
HealthDay News
More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows. Apparently, the medications are working: More than half of the parents said the drugs are helping their children, according to the report.
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COPD linked with increased risk of cognitive impairment
Pharmacy Times
It stands to reason that the 13.5 million Americans who have chronic obstructive pulmonary disease also have disease-related comorbidities. The chronic airflow limitation that accompanies COPD increases anxiety and makes each breath a challenge. It also increases the likelihood of a sedentary lifestyle. Some studies have linked COPD and its propensity to cause hypoxemia and hypercapnia with development of mild cognitive impairment. MCI is the earliest sign of dementia, and identifying modifiable risk factors could help prevent cognitive decline.
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Report: 1 in 13 US school-age kids takes psych meds
HealthDay News
More than 7 percent of American schoolchildren are taking at least one medication for emotional or behavioral difficulties, a new government report shows.

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Is another credential in your future?
Pharmacy Times
Healthcare is becoming more complex. This has increased specialization within most professions, and pharmacy is no exception. However, many rank-and-file pharmacists have resisted this idea.

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The future of pharmacy jobs — Will it be feast or famine?
Medscape (commentary)
The pharmacist job market in the 1990s and up to about 2007 was characterized by a significant shortfall of pharmacists, fueled largely by a marked increase of community pharmacy positions in chain stores, supermarkets and mass merchandisers.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


New research showing promise in contraceptives for women
By Dr. Afsaneh Motamed-Khorasani
Many contraceptive methods are available in the market. However, they are associated with the risk of side effects and with chances of drug failure. The cost of the contraceptives is also important, but many of the new contraceptives are not affordable for millions of women. There is an urgent need to develop effective and affordable contraceptives for women with different needs and different age groups. Here is a look at some of the different methods, along with new research being developed.
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Medication an effective tool in fighting addiction
The Boston Globe
Massachusetts is in the midst of an opioid epidemic and, commendably, many have mobilized in an attempt to stymie it. Gov. Deval Patrick pledged $20 million for addiction treatment and recovery services after at least 185 residents died from heroin overdoses during a recent four-month span. Boston Mayor Marty Walsh proposed a new Office of Recovery Services to strengthen coordination and collaboration among healthcare providers. Families affected by opioid addiction, led by such stalwart organizations as Learn to Cope, have clamored for additional residential treatment beds for their loved ones.
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A pharmacist pitches comparison shopping for prescription drugs
Bloomberg Businessweek
Michael Rea was working as a pharmacist at a Kansas City, Mo., Walgreen in 2008, when an elderly customer came to him with a dire situation: The copays on her monthly prescription costs were making it hard for her to afford her mortgage payments. When Rea crunched the numbers, he says, he was able to save the patient $250 a month by choosing cheaper drugs and shopping at pharmacies that offered better deals.
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Majority of Americans support birth control coverage mandate
Medscape
More than two-thirds of U.S. respondents surveyed supported mandated coverage of birth control medications by health plans, according to a research letter published online April 22 in JAMA. Female, black and Hispanic respondents were significantly more likely to support such coverage than other respondents.
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