Opening Session From AIDS 2014 Melbourne Australia

AIDS 2014 in Melbourne Australia has been in full swing for 2 days and is headed towards day 3. Since many could not be at the conference and the Melbourne Declaration States: Nobody Left Behind, we have decided to share some of the conference with you. Here is the Opening Session of AIDS 2014

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The International AIDS Conference Impacted by Malaysian MH17 Disaster

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Malaysian airlines MH17 that was senselessly blown out of the sky in Ukraine en route to Kuala Lumpur from Amsterdam had about 100 passengers on board who were headed to the International AIDS Conference in Melbourne. Among those on board were Dr Joep Lange former president of the International AIDS Society and Glenn Thomas from…

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All Roads Lead To Rome…Or Do They?

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Recently I was driving up to Los Angeles, Hollywood to be specific. For those of you familiar with Southern California traffic you know that when preparing to go places you manage your time to get there not by how far you are going but by how long it’s going to take you to get there.…

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Health Insurance Companies Press Pharma on Drug Prices

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Health insurance companies are now holding the “feet” of the drug companies to the fire, by refusing to cover their drugs unless they slow the rise in drug prices especially the prices of Specialty Drugs Spending on specialty drugs rose 14.1% in 2013 and according to Express Scripts was not due to new drugs or…

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CPhA’s Med Adherence Bill Passes Assembly

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The California Assembly voted overwhelmingly in a 67-1 vote to pass CPhA’s Medication Adherence Bill AB2418 The bill now moves on to the Senate for additional hearings. This is great news for patients in California and patient choice especially those managing chronic illnesses and who rely on ongoing prescription medications and that the California Assembly…

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California Adherence Bill Passes Appropriations Committee

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Last Friday, May 23rd, Assembly member Susan Bonilla’s Adherence Bill, AB 2418 passed the Assembly Appropriations Committee unanimously. This bill is co sponsored by the California Pharmacists Association and is very important in preserving the patient-pharmacist relationship. The bill ensures that patients can opt out of mail order programs, an issue very important to patients…

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Pharmacy Podcast Show Hosts MichRx Consulting’s Michelle Sherman As Guest

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Pharmacy Podcast the leading Podcast for pharmacists and all sectors of pharmacy. Today I was the guest and interviewed by Todd Eury founder of Pharmacy Podcast. This week’s show was sponsored by MichRx Pharmacist Consulting Services, Inc. and Todd interviewed me and we discussed the upcoming Webinar on June 3rd, 2014 “3 Secret Keys To…

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June 3rd, 2014 Upcoming Webinar “3 Secret Keys to Successfully Skyrocket your HIV Pharmacy Business”.

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In order to create, build and sustain a successful HIV business at your pharmacy, it is essential to make sure that certain things are done and done right! Delivering care and compassion to HIV infected individuals and their caregivers through a caring and compassionate staff is the engine that will propel your business success. I…

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CDC Recommends Daily Truvada (PrEP) in High Risk Adults

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On May 14th the CDC and DHHS released the first Clinical Practice Guidelines for Pre Exposure Prophylaxis (PrEP) for HIV prevention in the United States. The guidelines recommend Truvada ( tenofovir/emtricitabine) for PrEP. When taken consistently PrEP reduces the risk of HIV infection up to 92% in people who are at high risk. Adherence is…

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Michelle Speaks at UOP Pharmacy School IPSF HIV and Multicultural Awareness Event

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On April 30th I had the privilege of being invited to speak at the UOP Thomas J. Long School of Pharmacy and Health Sciences IPSF HIV and Multicultural Awareness Event. The event was attended by students and faculty and sponsored by the Flowers Heritage Foundation

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