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Treatment made from parasite eggs from pig feces?!

It’s amazing what nature provides us with, and you never know where your healing is coming from. Don’t let your preconceived idea of what is “good” limit you… The following is from ASHP Daily Briefing: Company Developing Treatments For Autoimmune

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Pharmacist Call To Action- Stop the Pain

I love when things start to fall into place. I recently spoke with a physician who would love to have the help of a pharmacist in managing his new pain patients, all of whom filtered over from another doc (or

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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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What is a Pharmacy Residency all about?

One thing I wish I had read prior to interviewing for residency was the Resident’s Guide to the RLS. RLS stands for the Residency Learning System, and discusses all the reasoning behind the designing of the infamous Resi-Trak, the headache

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Making a dent $40,000 at a time

Were you one of the prospective residents last year that researched and networked with programs for nearly two years, flew out to both visit and interview at each site (at least in my case), only to NOT MATCH? I was.

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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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Midyear, Day 1

I wasn’t excited about the cold, but it didn’t take long before the excitement of Midyear hit me. ¬†Sheena and I got into Anaheim around 11pm (9pm our time) last night and decided we needed food. I was wired, but

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Anaheim, here I come!

I leave for Anaheim tomorrow to attend the biggest pharmacy gathering in the world. Yep, ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, over 20,000 folks networking, teaching, sharing, learning, ….did I mention networking? I am trying to schedule a gathering for the PSFEC

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The MCM Web

Getting excited/nervous to go to the ASHP Midyear Clinical Meeting, affectionately called “Midyear” or “MCM”. It really doesn’t matter where it’s at for me, although Anaheim is a shorter flight from Hawai’i than some other places…. SO much can happen

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