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Register today: Anticoagulation Certificate Program Feb. 20
AzPA
Join AzPA at JW Marriott in Tucson this February for a comprehensive Anticoagulation Certificate program designed to provide pharmacists with the basic knowledge to care for patients taking anticoagulation therapies. By completing this course, pharmacists can earn 22 hours of continuing education credit while becoming certified in anticoagulation management. Early bird registration ends Friday, Jan. 16. Register today!
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Save the date: Southwestern Clinical Pharmacy Seminar Feb. 21-22
AzPA
Join AzPA at JW Marriott in Tucson this February for our Southwestern Clinical. This is your chance to earn up to 12 CEs. Attend sessions on drug updates, medication adherence, pharmacy law and more. Register will be available very soon.
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UPCOMING EVENTS


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Dec. 7-12 ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting and Exhibition Details
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PHARMACY UPDATES


In the face of hospital closures, pharmacies can play a crucial role
By Jason Poquette
Hospital-based pharmacists interested in the advancement of the profession need to think about the role we play in helping hospitals improve their bottom line. Great service to patients — service that improves their health and quality of life — depends upon a functioning and profitable institution within which to offer such services. The pharmacy department can help. Beyond functioning as the center of drug distribution and drug safety, pharmacies can actually play a critical role in helping hospitals succeed financially.
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Pharmacist-technician ratios require more evaluation
Pharmacy Times
Further research is needed to pinpoint a technician-to-pharmacist ratio that best ensures patient safety and quality care, commentary published in the November-December issue of the Journal of the American Pharmacists Association suggests. A team of pharmacists from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center in Memphis became interested in the topic after the Florida State House of Representatives passed a bill in April 2013 that revised the pharmacy technician-to-pharmacist ratio from 3:1 to 6:1.
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Doctor's death marks 2nd US Ebola fatality
CNN
A doctor who spent time treating Ebola patients in West Africa died from the virus Monday. The death of Dr. Martin Salia, who contracted Ebola in Sierra Leone, marks the second time Ebola has claimed a victim in the United States. Salia died at around 5 a.m. ET Monday, according to Nebraska Medicine spokesman Taylor Wilson.
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IN THE NEWS


Changes to incident-to billing a win for pharmacists
APhA
The Physician Fee Schedule final rule for CY 2015 that CMS released in late October includes changes to incident-to billing for chronic care management where pharmacists are seen as clinical team members. Under the updated guidelines for incident-to billing, physicians can bill Medicare for a pharmacist's services under their own provider number.
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Telemedicine diagnoses more diabetic retinopathy
Pharmacy Times
Implementing eye screening via telemedicine among patients with diabetes uncovered that 1 in 5 have diabetic retinopathy, according to a study published in JAMA Ophthalmology. Researchers from the University of Alabama at Birmingham conducted a cross-sectional study at four urban clinic or pharmacy settings in the United States serving predominantly ethnic or racial minority populations and uninsured patients with diabetes.
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MEDICATION UPDATES


Could too much medication for irregular heartbeat raise dementia risk?
HealthDay News
People with atrial fibrillation who are overtreated with anti-clotting drugs may be doubling their risk for dementia, a new study suggests. Atrial fibrillation causes the upper chambers of the heart to contract quickly and irregularly. These abnormal contractions allow blood to pool in the heart, forming clots that can cause a stroke if they break off and are carried into the brain.
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Automated reminders improve medication adherence and cholesterol control
Medical Xpress
People who received automated reminders were more likely to refill their blood pressure and cholesterol medications, according to a study published in a special issue of the American Journal of Managed Care.
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Drug options for IBS 'should be easier to navigate with new guideline'
Medical News Today
The American Gastroenterological Association have published a new guideline on drugs for irritable bowel syndrome. The aim of the document is to make it easier for patients and their doctors to select the right drugs for the right symptoms.
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