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ASHP Re-certification Ambassador - New Practitioner: Literature Study 2015, Neurologic Disorders/Geriatrics/Medication Safety

Hi Everyone, and Happy Holidays from Chicago! It may not feel like winter in Chicago right now with 60-degree weather, but I have still been extremely busy getting ready for the holidays. With all of my shopping and decorating finished, I decided to take some time to work on a couple...

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GenRx: Death with Dignity

On graduation day, few new pharmacists think their beliefs and morals could severely interfere with their ability to perform their job. They also may not grasp the gravity of the oath as they recite, “I will consider the welfare of humanity and relief of suffering my primary concerns.” ...

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Dr. Frances Kelsey

Dr. Frances Kelsey - one of my heroes- died this month at the age of 101. Every year I discuss her work at the FDA with my students during an introduction to Evidence Based Medicine lecture. In class we all find it amazing that only a very few have heard of Dr. Kelsey, or of thalidomide. At any...

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The Ebola Outbreak: ASHP's Actions

I would first like to say that our hearts go out to the patients, families, and healthcare workers who have been stricken by the Ebola virus. These cases of Ebola infection have, of course, raised questions and concerns regarding America’s preparedness—and that of the rest of the world—to...

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I work in a large company where alignment between the corporation and its local business units is an area of constant attention. Perhaps because of that, I tend to be somewhat sensitive to instances where there may be misalignment. Today I received a missive from my ASHP state affiliate...