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The Michigan Legislature recently passed a change to the pharmacy technician law that will delay the enforcement date of the law until Oct. 1, 2015. The legislation still requires a signature from Michigan Gov. Rick Snyder before it becomes law. This move is in response to concerns expressed by MPA and other state and national organizations regarding the ability of pharmacies and pharmacy technici...

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The MSCP Legislative and Regulatory Affairs Committee has compiled the following update with the help of Amanda Lick, MPA manager of advocacy, governmental and regulatory affairs, and MPA staff. For questions, please contact Amanda at (517) 377-0254 or Amanda@MichiganPharmacists.org. In addition, visit the MPA Web site at www.MichiganPharmacists.org/advocacy/priorities to track all of our legislat...

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Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) has been working with the Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) and other partners to address concerns related to pharmacy technician licensure. Due to the volume of applications received by the Department and a number of other concerns, we have gained support from the Michigan Legislature to extend the effective date to Oct. 1, 2015....

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by Melvin Leonard, Pharm.D., MSHP Professional & Legal Affairs Committee Last year, on March 11, 2014, House Resolution (H.R.) 4190 was introduced in the U.S. House of Representatives to recognize pharmacists as providers under Medicare Part B. This year, the bill was reintroduced in the U.S. House as H.R. 592 and a companion bill, Senate Bill (S.) 314 was introduced in the U.S. Senate. The l...

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by Margaret Malovrh, Pharm.D., BCPS, MSHP Organizational Affairs Committee Look at the fresh faces of the individuals in this picture. These are pharmacists full of education and skill and compassion. These are pharmacists who dedicate their time and service to improve the health and well-being of patients. These are pharmacists who grapple with the controversial issues of the day and look for gu...

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