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AzPA Fall Conference: Nov. 14-15
We are excited to network with those of you joining us for our Fall Conference this weekend. Online registration has ended. If you were not able to attend, don't fret. We have more great seminars coming soon — Southwestern Clinical, Anticoagulation Certification and Women's Health Certificate to name a few. Keep an eye on our event calendar.
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AzPA Immunization Certificate Program Nov. 20: Seats are limited!
Due to popular demand, AzPA just scheduled an Immunization Certificate Program for Thursday, Nov. 20 at the Association Office in Tempe. This educational program provides pharmacists and student pharmacists with the skills necessary to become primary sources for vaccine advocacy, education, and administration. The program reviews the basics of immunology, identifies legal and regulatory issues pharmacists must consider before starting an immunization program, and focuses on practice implementation. But hurry, seats are limited! Register today!
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Why do pharmacists need to learn leadership skills?
By Greg L. Alston
A fairly frequent comment I get from student pharmacists goes something like this, "I don't really want to be a boss, why do I need to know leadership and management skills?" Well, aside from the fact that every employer on the planet is looking for people who can lead their businesses successfully, there is not much reason to hone your management skills. It is important that young pharmacists and the organizations they work for learn what it means to be a good manager and learn how to identify quality leadership. Here's why.
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Ebola response resources for pharmacists
Pharmacy Times
With concerns of a potential Ebola outbreak in the United States still heightened, a pharmaceutical disaster response group is readying pharmacists with a series of resources on the virus. Rx Response has addressed the need for clear information about Ebola by developing guidelines for community pharmacists and retail pharmacy staff, following a request from a major retail pharmacy chain.
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North Dakotans say 'no' to pharmacy measure
The Dickinson Press
In incomplete and unofficial returns, North Dakota voters said "no" — in a big way — to initiated Measure 7, which aimed to change the state's pharmacy ownership law. With 401 of 427 precincts reporting, the "no" vote totaled 59 percent, while the "yes" vote was at 41 percent. The goal of Measure 7 was the undoing of a law that has been in place since the early 1960s that requires that any pharmacy in the state be majority owned by a licensed pharmacist.
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Get to know your pharmacist
The Indiana Gazette
With health care moving toward value- and quality-based models in place of the traditional fee-for-service models, pharmacists are ideal partners to be added to the health care team to help these models succeed. Many studies demonstrate the benefits that pharmacists add to health care teams in the way they help care for patients, with their unique medication expertise. As the medication experts, we encourage you to "Know Your Pharmacist, Know Your Medicine," as spearheaded by the American Pharmacists Association.
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Pharmacists show $1.2 million in post-discharge savings
Pharmacy Practice News
A federally funded Virginia program, which deployed pharmacists to better assist chronically ill patients after leaving the hospital, reaped an estimated cost savings of $1.2 million during the first 14 months, according to a study presented at the 2014 annual meeting of the American College of Clinical Pharmacy.
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Pharmacists: Corporate greed putting patients at risk
When it comes to what happens behind the pharmacy counter, some industry insiders say the public has no clue. "Wrong patient names, wrong drug, wrong directions," said Texas pharmacist Bill Bradshaw, remembering the errors like a litany. "It's scary," he said. "I have gone home and said a prayer asking God to please not let me have made any mistakes that could have caused harm to a patient." The reason for his anxiety is something pharmacists and pharmacy trade groups from across the state and the nation agree on: That they're being pressured to fill prescriptions faster, to do more with less, and with less-qualified support staff.
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Lower doses of rheumatoid arthritis drugs may work for some
HealthDay News
Some people in the early stages of rheumatoid arthritis may be able to safely lower their medication doses once their symptoms are well under control, a new study suggests. In a clinical trial, British researchers found that many patients were able to remain in remission for months after their doctors lowered their doses of the drugs methotrexate and Enbrel.
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1st nasal spray Ebola vaccine found to 'offer long-term protection against deadly virus'
Daily Mail
A nasal spray being developed as a potential vaccine for the deadly Ebola virus has been found to be effective. Scientists at the University of Texas discovered the breathable vaccine offers long-term protection during pre-clinical trials with monkeys.
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FDA: Supplements, meds can be dangerous mix
HealthDay News
Taking vitamins or other dietary supplements along with medication can be dangerous, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration warns. Dietary supplements can alter the absorption and metabolism of prescription and over-the-counter medications, the FDA said.
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