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  • 10/15/2019 11:09 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    See offer from VPA member Corey Duteau, RPh: 

    I wanted to reach out to all of you to see if anyone would be interested or had a need for some brand new pharmacy shelving. They are brand new Lozier Classic Wall Units that are still in the boxes. https://www.lozier.com/products/pharmacy-line/classic-rx/classic-rx-components/classic-rx-wall-and-island-units/

    We moved our pharmacy at the end of June and I had ordered these shelves but they were delayed by six weeks.  I couldn’t cancel the order and of course in the meantime had to come up with another solution as our move date was fast approaching.

    Here is what I have on hand to get rid of and the price we paid.  If any of you or someone you might know is interested, please contact me and we can discuss price.  I just want to move them so will be discounting them heavily. 

     

    Description

    Qty

    Unit Cost (each)

     

     

     

    Lozier Classic Bay 15" with 7 adjustable shelves

    6

    $172.00

    Lozier Classic Bay 30" with 7 adjustable shelves

    12

    $230.00

    Lozier Classic Bay 36" with 7 adjustable shelves

    8

    $250.00

     

    Thank you.   

    Corey Duteau, R.Ph.

    Pharmacy Manager

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    434 Hurricane Lane

    Williston, VT 05495

    802-655-3544

    802-655-0123 (fax)

    www.freedompharmacyvt.com

    www.facebook.com/freedompharmacyvt


  • 10/13/2019 19:25 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    Calling for medication experts (that's you pharmacists!). See below for an opportunity from a local partner in health care education. Of note, this is not sponsored by VPA, but we are passing this on to any interested members. 

    Message below:

    The Clinical Mental Health Counseling Program at UVM is looking for an adjunct instructor to teach a course entitled "EDCO 387 Therapeutic Psychopharmacology for Counselors." 

    Approximately 30 master's level Clinical Mental Health counselors need to take this course during the summer of 2020. A course description, objectives and standards are below. Might you be willing to post this query to the members of the Vermont Pharmacists Association?

    Please feel free to contact Lance Smith, PhD with any questions (802) 881-6242.

    EDCO 387 Therapeutic Psychopharmacology for Counselors

    Course Description 

    This course is an introduction to neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and psychopharmacology as they pertain to mental health counseling. Course also covers commonly prescribed medications, issues around prescribing for special populations, ethical issues, and the referral process.

    Course Objectives 

    1. To gain basic knowledge of neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, and pharmacology in order to allow understanding of the mode of action of psychotropic medications, their intended effects, their side effects, their interactions with other medications, and their potential for abuse and dependence. 
    2. To gain familiarity with the more commonly prescribed medications for the treatment of mood, anxiety, thought, attention, and addiction disorders, as well as efficient ways for gathering information about these medications. 
    3. To understand research methodology used in determining the safety and efficacy of medications, to be able to analyze research reports critically, and enable evidence-based comparisons of the efficacy of therapeutic options. 
    4. To explore ethical, economic, and social issues related to prescription of psychopharmacologic agents. 
    5. To explore issues of mental health care in the medical model, as well as professional relationships involving shared care of patients/clients between physicians and counselors. 
    6. To gain knowledge of the referral process, and to explore avenues for collaboration among counselors, other mental health care providers, and medical care providers. 



  • 09/24/2019 16:24 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    From the United States Pharmacopoeia today:

    The three revised standards are undergoing appeal, and per USP Bylaws, enactment is therefore postponed until further notice. The three standards are <795> regarding non-sterile compounding, <797> regarding sterile compounding, and <825> a new chapter on radiopharmaceuticals. More information available at:  https://www.uspnf.com/notices/compounding-chapters-postponement

    However, USP <800> will still go into effect on December 1, 2019. Is your pharmacy ready? Attend the Fall CE meeting on October 27th for updates on the USP 800 chapter. Register here today!

  • 07/11/2019 11:53 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    At VPA, we know that pharmacists are essential to the health of our communities, so we are very pleased to ally with other national and state pharmacy organizations on the Pharmacists for Healthier Lives campaign. Stay tuned for ways to get involved in this needed public awareness campaign and learn how VPA is advocating for the profession! 

  • 06/14/2019 11:47 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    As supporter of the health of Vermonters, VPA has joined the Vermont Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics and over one hundred other health organizations to sign on as a supporter of the Vaccine Awareness Campaign to Champion Immunization Nationally and Enhance Safety (VACCINES) Act of 2019 (H.R. 2862), which seeks to support research to better understand vaccine hesitancy, spread public awareness of the importance of vaccinations, and increase vaccination rates across the lifespan.

  • 04/07/2019 19:37 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    See the ballot below that will be on the docket for our Fall CE meeting! We are also accepting additional nominations. Please reach out to us at VPAmanager@gmail.com for additional information! 

    Nominations

    Chairman of the Board (Honorary)     James Godfrey

    President                                             Sandra Rosa

    1st Vice President                                Lauren Bode

    2nd Vice President                               Amy Yanicak

    Treasurer                                             Caroline Kirkpatrick

    Secretary                                             Katelyn Trucott


  • 03/17/2019 16:27 | Lauren Bode (Administrator)

    VPA held a great meeting in South Burlington today where 37 pharmacists and other pharmacy professionals met to learn about the pharmacists role in opioid patient safety, safe and effective use of buprenorphine, updates in immunizations, and more!

    Congratulations also to Lynne Vezina on 15 years of service to VPA and the profession! 


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