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Chicago is DOWN with Integration

This looks like something that could/should be done by every Health Science Center. Not only does it educate the public, get students involved in the community, and foster leadership skills, but it also brings different disciplines together in a unified

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Strap it in and sleep better!

Honestly, I can’t imagine that someone didn’t think of this BEFORE designing a CPAP for people with Obstructive Sleep Apnea (OSA). Sure, it allows people to sleep on their side, and it keeps your mouth shut, hence forcing you to

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Making 9 Months Count

This week was pivotal in our residency moving forward. My co-resident SJ and I are involved in a new residency, new for everyone involved. It was originally a “regular” PGY1 pharmacy residency, with half or more of our experiences inpatient

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Vitality GlowCaps smart pill bottle toppers now available on Amazon — Engadget

Vitality GlowCaps smart pill bottle toppers now available on Amazon — Engadget. This looks interesting….a medication bottle top that tells you when to take your medication AND tells your doctor if/when you have taken your them. Granted, it doesn’t take

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Collaborative you say?

amednews: Doctor-pharmacist teamwork can apply to many settings :: Aug. 16, 2010 … American Medical News. Yet another great article shared by my mentor Bill Jones. I love that guy! I think that CDTM (Collaborative Drug Therapy Management) needs to

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The Corporate Curmudgeon: Good ideas need action, not buy-ins, to become reality

The Corporate Curmudgeon: Good ideas need action, not buy-ins, to become reality. One of my mentors, Bill Jones, sent this article to me. It really makes sense, and it takes some thinking to let it really sink in. I think

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Yes to NO?

I just read the Medscape‘s Top 10 articles read by pharmacists in 2010. One of them is about CINODS as an alternative to traditional NSAIDS. CINODS stands for COX inhibiting NO Donators.  Being that these are NO donators, I am

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Struggles of the week

My mom and I had a conversation the other day about not complaining. When she was a manager, she had a clay “bank” on her desk. When someone came in, she said to have at least 2 solutions to any

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ASHP + Twitter= FUN

Last year, I participated in the first ever Twitter competition at ASHP Midyear. Jerry Fahrni and I won last year’s competition. This year, I was pleasantly surprised to see how involved people were in the tweeting, and surprised that I won

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The Wheels on the Bus…

Somehow, we went from Day 1 of Midyear to Day 4. That is the essence of Midyear though. It’s so packed with great networking, learning, sharing, etc, that there isn’t much time for reflection, sleep, or eating even for me.

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