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Unite in the Future of Pharmacy: Fall Conference Nov. 15
It's time. Join AzPA as we come together to enhance the future our industry. On Saturday, Nov. 15, we unite in Phoenix to provide training in Medication Management, Diabetes Management, Therapeutic Options for Parkinson's Disease and more. Register by Oct. 15 to take advantage of early bird pricing.

Join the conversation on social media using #azpaFall.
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Psychiatric & Diabetes Certificate Training Programs available Nov. 14
AzPA brings you two certificate training opportunities this November! Enhance your ability to manage the pharmacotherapy of patients with psychiatric disorders or understand current approaches to the medical management of diabetes. Both are great practice-based activities sure to expand your clinical knowledge. Learn more about these programs on our website calendar, and keep an eye on deadlines for early bird pricing.
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Banner Pharmacy Services will be recognized nationally as a clinical leader and trusted partner in providing innovative pharmacy services and coordinated patient care through convenient access and improved medication outcomes across the continuum.

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Help Amy Voelker — the pharmacist who helped us
YouCaring via AzPA
Amy Voelker is/was a pharmacist at the Phoenix VA Hospital. She had just finished her second surgery to remove melanoma cancer, when her husband, Mark suddenly died of heart complications in March. After she buried her husband, her cancer returned with a vengeance. Mark and Amy had adopted two children from Russia at the age of 3 years old, two separate trips. Naja is now 14 and Olec is 11. Mark was a stay at home dad and worked as waiter at night. He was so excited to start Naja on the her high school journey.

Please help this family by donating here.

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2015 APhA Election: Lead. Make Change Happen.
The American Pharmacists Association is seeking leaders to help shape the profession's future. On the Board of Trustees, APhA President-elect and Trustee positions are both available. The available Academy positions are as follows: APhA-APRS Basic Sciences Chair-elect, Clinical Sciences Chair-elect and Economic, Social & Administrative Sciences Chair-elect are open for APhA pharmaceutical scientists and researchers; and APhA-APPM President-elect and Member-at-Large positions are open for APhA pharmacy practitioners. Click here for additional information on available positions. Deadline: Oct. 1.
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WHO mandates new single-use syringe
Two innovations — a syringe that auto-disables so it can't be reused and a blood test that allows extensive results from a tiny sample — are providing low-cost answers to some of the world's most confounding healthcare challenges.
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Pharmacists spearheading lower-cost 'medical homes'
Pharmacy Practice News
A new community-based, pharmacist-centered initiative could be a lower cost alternative to patient-centered medical homes. The model, named the Primary Care Resource Center, uses small teams composed of one pharmacist, three nurse care managers and an administrative person to provide the type of care coordination and medication management that is delivered by larger PCMHs.
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Missed last week's issue? See which articles your colleagues read most.

    Massachusetts pharmacist arrested in deadly fungal meningitis outbreak (NBC News)
Single-dose, injected flu treatment shows promise (HealthDay News)
Acetyl fentanyl is new agent for abuse (APhA)
Psychiatric Certificate Program open for enrollment (AzPA)
Marijuana compound a novel treatment for Alzheimer's? (Medscape)

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Apple Pay is poised to revolutionize the checkout process
By Danielle Wegert
Apple has become one of the most well-known, innovative companies of this century. From iPods and iPhones to the recently debuted Apple Watch, the company has stayed ahead of its competition by being the innovators of personal technology. Apple's newest example of innovation is Apple Pay — a mobile payments system. By utilizing near-field communication, users will be able to hold up the iPhone 6 to a point-of-sale system and the payment will be processed. Apple Pay is going to shake up the way business is done.
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Lawyer: Pharmacist tied to outbreak a 'scapegoat'
The Boston Globe
A pharmacist from the Massachusetts company linked to tainted drugs that killed 64 people fears that federal prosecutors have chosen him to be the "scapegoat" for the medical disaster, his lawyer said. Glenn Adam Chin was arraigned in U.S. District Court on a one-count mail fraud indictment stemming from the investigation into the New England Compounding Center, where the tainted prescription drugs were allegedly made and then shipped across the country.
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Are pharmacy schools teaching the correct skills to make students employable after graduation?
Do you think that pharmacy school curricula are teaching the correct skill sets to make pharmacy graduates employable in the future? This nationwide project needs to gather a broad range of opinions to find out the honest answer to this question.

The purpose of this study is to answer the question, “What attributes of a candidate for employment as a pharmacist are most important to potential employers?” This information will be useful in advising pharmacy students, designing educational programs and increasing the relevance of academic experiences.

Click here to take the survey — available until Dec. 5.
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Making the most of the HCP rescheduling
By Jason Poquette
When life hands you lemons ... well ... you know the saying. Like me, you have probably heard enough of the moaning and groaning related to the upcoming DEA rescheduling of hydrocodone-containing products. Now it is time to face the facts. It's coming. There's no stopping it. But maybe we can take this lemon of a law and squeeze out some valuable lemonade. The fact is that we, as pharmacists, have a unique opportunity here to engage and inform both the public and other healthcare professionals about the upcoming changes to hydrocodone product prescribing and dispensing.
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American Ebola survivor gives blood to infected healthcare colleague
HealthDay News
An American medical missionary who survived infection with Ebola has donated blood to a colleague who's struggling to fight his own infection with the often deadly virus. Dr. Rick Sacra was given blood transfusions from Dr. Kent Brantly, shortly after arriving at the Nebraska Medical Center in Omaha. The 51-year-old Sacra has also been given an experimental drug and other treatments, hospital officials said.
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Males' access to the morning after pill was limited by nearly 3/4 of pharmacies
Medical News Today
Male shoppers in search of emergency contraception do not always have an easy time making these purchases and may be turned away at their local pharmacies. A mystery shopper survey conducted in New York City by researchers at Columbia University's Mailman School of Public Health and Columbia University Medical Center showed that males had a 20 percent likelihood of not being able to purchase emergency contraception.
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Study: Advanced dementia patients often given unhelpful meds
HealthDay News
A new national analysis of U.S. nursing home prescription patterns says that more than half of people with advanced dementia are prescribed medications that are of questionable benefit.
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