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Support pharmacy in Arizona during American Pharmacists Month
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Participate in the First Annual Wear AzPA to Work Day on Oct. 23, and AzPA will treat one participating pharmacy to lunch. Every employee who participates will increase your pharmacy's chance of winning. T-shirts still available for delivery by Oct. 21.

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Early Registration Deadline for the AzPA Fall Pharmacy Conference is fast approaching
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Date: Saturday, Oct. 26.
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Arizona vaccine news — October
Arizona Department of Health Services
Provided by the Arizona Department of Health Services Arizona Immunization Program. Read Dr. Karen Lewis’s current summary here.
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PHARMACY UPDATES


Food for thought: How are you perceived professionally?
By Karen Childress
How you are perceived as a healthcare professional makes a difference. Fair or not, we’re all judged based on how we present ourselves. Being perceived professionally goes way beyond the wardrobe we choose, however. In many cases, how we are viewed by others is based on more subtle factors. Here are a few items that can impact what others think about you as a professional.
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Types of vaccines that pharmacists are authorized to administer
American Pharmacists Association
American Pharmacists Association and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations have updated their set of slides describing the types of vaccines that pharmacists are authorized to administer according to state or territory. The slides also provide information such as patient age regulations for administering vaccines according to state or territory.
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Crohn's and colitis may be tied to risk of heart attack, stroke
HealthDay News
People with inflammatory bowel disease may be at increased risk for heart attack and stroke, a new study suggests. Researchers analyzed data from more than 150,000 inflammatory bowel disease patients who took part in nine studies. They found that these patients had a 10 to 25 percent increased risk of stroke and heart attack, and that this increased risk was more prevalent among women.
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IN THE NEWS


Taking meds before bed may improve nocturnal blood pressure
Pharmacy Times
Type 2 diabetes patients who take their medicine for nocturnal hypertension before bed may have better blood pressure control than those who take their medicine in the morning, according to a study presented Sept. 26 at the European Association for the Study of Diabetes annual meeting.
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Don't let distractions lead to revenue loss
Pharmacy Practice News
There's no question that the pharmacy management team has an overflowing basket of tasks and important issues to tackle and myriad infrastructure problems to solve. But let's not forget that ensuring a healthy revenue stream should be a priority.
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Healthcare demand: Pharmacists can fill void
Orlando Sentinel
Under the Affordable Care Act, health plans sold through the exchanges must offer 10 established essential health benefits, including prescription-drug coverage. Patients must have adequate access to healthcare providers, including independent community pharmacies, so this new healthcare benefit can be utilized to achieve positive health outcomes.
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Patients use more opioids after weight-loss surgery
Pharmacy Times
Although bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce chronic pain in obese patients, a new study reports that patients actually used more opioid painkillers after undergoing weight-loss surgery.
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Patients use more opioids after weight-loss surgery
Pharmacy Times
Although bariatric surgery has been shown to reduce chronic pain in obese patients, a new study reports that patients actually used more opioid painkillers after undergoing weight-loss surgery.

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Antibiotics recommended for all toddlers with ear infections
Pharmacy Times
In a research letter, researchers recommend that all children aged 6 months to 2 years diagnosed with acute otitis media be treated with antibiotics.

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Patients happier with brick-and-mortar pharmacies
Pharmacy Times
Despite a slight uptick in customer satisfaction with mail-order pharmacies, a new report suggests that customers are more pleased with brick-and-mortar pharmacy locations than those with mail-order pharmacies.

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MEDICATION UPDATES


FDA OKs OTC triamcinolone nasal spray
Medscape
The FDA has approved triamcinolone acetonide nasal spray for over-the-counter treatment of nasal allergy symptoms, the agency announced. Nasacort Allergy 24HR is labeled for use in children aged 2 years or older, adolescents and adults. Nasacort Allergy 24HR should not be used in children under 2 years old.
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FDA to restrict drug used in hospital robberies
The Nation
The FDA may change the animal sedative Xylazine from its status as a dangerous drug that can be be sold over the counter by pharmacists to being a specially-controlled drug for sale only at hospitals and animal clinics.
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FDA investigates acute hepatitis illnesses potentially linked to products labeled OxyElite Pro
FDA.gov
The FDA continues its investigation of acute hepatitis illnesses linked to products labeled OxyElite Pro. The FDA advises consumers not to use any dietary supplements labeled OxyElite Pro or VERSA-1 because these products contain an ingredient, aegeline, for which the manufacturer has not provided adequate evidence of safety.
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Statin fails in ICU pneumonia trial
Medscape
Adding a statin to antibiotic therapy does not improve survival in critically ill patients with ventilator-associated pneumonia, according to data from a large randomized controlled trial. Although prior studies have suggested a potential survival benefit for statins in sepsis and other severe infections, most of the evidence is observational and confounded by data from patients already receiving the lipid-lowering therapy.
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