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Registration now available for the 2014 Arizona Pharmacy Association Annual Convention
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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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AzPA Anticoagulation Certificate Training Program
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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


The only 3 things you need to know to be a good pharmacist
By Greg L. Alston
For the past seven years, I have worked as an associate professor at the Wingate University School of Pharmacy in North Carolina. After working in the retail drug industry since 1977, I had this strange notion that I might be able to help students balance the heavily acute-care clinical education with the more streetwise practical elements of community pharmacy. In the spirit of unity among all facets of the profession, I want to share with you the same three principles that I teach my students. It is my sincere belief that these are the only three things you need to know in order to be a good practicing pharmacist.
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Regular informational emails help combat hospital infection
Pharmacy Times
A public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost two decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel.
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Breath test may spot lung cancer
HealthDay News
People may soon be able to learn whether or not they have lung cancer — and how bad their cancer is — by breathing into a tube. Researchers have developed a breathalyzer that can detect lung cancer and assess whether it is early or advanced, according to findings presented at the American Society of Clinical Oncology meeting in Chicago.
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IN THE NEWS


How are you handling the 'dab' outbreak?
By Linda J. Wilk
Emergency department staff are often on the front line when it comes to encountering new street drugs. In the coming months, butane hash oil — or "dab" as it is more commonly known — is likely to bring many victims of serious explosive accidents to the ER. Users call it dab because it only takes a little dab to get extremely high. As with many of the so-called designer drugs, there will always be those who persist in manufacturing in their own backyards, trying to capitalize on the market. Patients showing up in EDs may present symptoms that are a result of either smoking dab or making the substance.
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CMS chief affirms incident-to billing for pharmacists is allowed
ASHP
It's official — Medicare Part B regulations do, indeed, permit physicians to bill the program for pharmacists' services provided incident to a physician's care in the outpatient setting. "We agree," confirmed Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services Administrator Marilyn Tavenner in a March 24 letter to the American Academy of Family Physicians, which had asked for confirmation that such incident-to billing is permissible.
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Prescription medication sharing: A systematic review of the literature
Medscape
Medication sharing is defined as the lending or borrowing of prescription medications where the recipient of those medicines is someone other than the person for whom the prescription is intended. In other contexts, "lending" and "borrowing" imply a temporary transfer that will be returned, but these terms are used loosely in the literature regarding prescription medications, which are often not replaced into the supply of the person to whom the medication was prescribed. A previous review article pointed out the negative consequences of medicine sharing, but empirical research is limited.
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FEATURED ARTICLE
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Regular informational emails help combat hospital infection
Pharmacy Times
A public hospital in Florida that struggled to control antibiotic-resistant infections for almost two decades finally succeeded by sending regular detailed emails to hospital leaders and intensive care unit personnel.

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End-to-end audits for pharmacy
Pharmacy Practice News
Revenue cycle. End-to-end audits. We often hear these terms bandied about as being important, but do you really understand what they mean and why they're important to you in the pharmacy? And even more importantly, how your procedures, actions can have a profound effect on reimbursement?

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Your pharmacist may know less than you think
By Jason Poquette
Less about you, that is. What I'm talking about is what I like to refer to as the "pharmacy information gap." That is my euphemistic way of saying that, in our current model for prescribing and dispensing, the retail pharmacist is often entirely blind to the diagnosis for which a medication is written.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


How much do consumers really know about nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drugs?
Medical News Today
A presentation at the National Medicines Symposium in Brisbane, Australia, has highlighted the dangers of people taking common medicines such as nonsteroidal anti-inflammatories without thinking about the potential risks or harms.
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Reversing novel anticoagulants: No easy answers
Pharmacy Practice News
Novel anticoagulants, such as dabigatran, rivaroxaban and apixaban, have several advantages over warfarin: They have fewer drug-drug interactions, require less frequent monitoring, offer standardized dosing and, according to a new meta-analysis, are at least as effective as warfarin while reducing all-cause mortality and the risk for life-threatening bleeding. But warfarin has one thing that these other agents do not: a specific antidote in the event of a major bleeding complication.
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Early antibiotic use linked to childhood asthma
Pharmacy Times
Children who received antibiotics in their first year of life were significantly more likely to develop transient wheezing and persistent asthma, and the risk increased with each course of antibiotics.
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Melanoma drug trials show significant promise
HealthDay News
A relatively new drug appears effective in boosting survival for patients battling advanced melanoma, the deadliest form of skin cancer, according to a pair of preliminary studies. The drug Yervoy "takes the brakes off the immune system," improving the body's ability to target and attack melanoma, said Dr. Philip Friedlander, a medical oncologist at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai.
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