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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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Boy, do you stink!

It seems that smokers in some states are not getting hired by hospitals now, due to decreased productivity and increased costs, according to an article in The New York Times, This is going to cause quite a stink legally, I

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Sue Andrew Wakefield?

If your child gets Measles, Mumps or Rubella, can you sue Andrew Wakefield? He started a scare 12+ years ago that is finally being publicly invalidated. Despite prior analyses and publications, the public is only now getting the real low-down. Thank you

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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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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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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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Pharmacy Specialties…. do I take the plunge?

Part of the residency is attempting to personalize the year to the resident’s interests. My electives will be exponentially different if I want to open my own pharmacy vs become a Certified Diabetes Educator (CDE) upon completion of the residency.

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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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Doubling up

Aloha! I realized I have been neglecting posting here. My whole idea was to have a pharmacy blog with more professional postings, and then a personal blog. BUT, part of what I planned on doing on this blog is highlighting

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