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Take the Bull by the Horns

Well, another productive day. I spoke with a pharmacist at HMSA/Healthways who truly backs me. She told me how reimbursement really is (at least in Hawaii), and ways I can make a difference. Then, she connected me to people who

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Caught in the current

So many things running around in my brain, I can hardly keep up. It’s exciting, yet nerve-wracking. I am nearing the end of my residency, and I feel like I am just now gaining speed. I think having the new

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Yeah, but does it help?

I am impressed with the initiatives by the government coming out, such as Partnership for Patients, and now Script Your Future. I think it’s important to educate people about their medications, and doing it in a consistent manner (assuming that

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Seattle, where friends meet

I love Seattle. The first time I came here, it was June of 2008. It was for the ASHP Summer meeting, and I came alone with crutches and heels. I had broken my pelvis about 4 weeks prior, if that.

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Didn’t Match? How about a residency on Maui?

Ah, Match day. I remember sitting in front of my computer this time last year, building up the courage to open that email from the NMS. I was shocked to find that I didn’t match, as did 1000 other applicants.

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Save the KI in HI

I have been reading a lot of posts on the interwebs telling people to take iodine, specifically potassium iodide. Now, there are lots of factors regarding radiation and how far it travels, what it travels through, etc. If there is

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Aging With Aloha

So many opportunities are presenting themselves in the residency, that I have a hard time keeping up, let alone blog about it! I blogged earlier about the web we weave. Well, talk about a long term care rotation has progessed,

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It’s a complicated web we weave

Ever notice that in life sometimes things fall together in an uncanny way?  It may be interpreted as divine intervention, or fate, or some people may just figure they have it all figured out. I like to see it as

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I might save your life some day

I was a member of the MRC (Medical Reserve Corps) in New Mexico, but I wasn’t able to complete all of the training to ever go out and do anything due to pharmacy school. Well, I found the information for

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Don’t Mess with Pharmacy Techs

Watch Shirley, one of our hi-energy pharmacy technicians at Maui Clinic Pharmacy, rip a phone book in half on the first try. No cheating here! When she is working, you might want to leave your attitude at the door. Wow!

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