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GET ON THE LISTSERV...JOIN OUR FACEBOOK GROUP…VISIT OUR WEBSITE…CMNS UPDATES Pre-Pharmacy Society studentorg.umd.edu/prepharm 4 th GENERAL BODY MEETING APRIL 2 nd, 2012
Agenda Welcome! Dont forget to sign-in Active Membership Requirements Community Service Opportunities PPS Executive Board Elections Results Drug of the Week: Pharmaceutical Issue: Good Interview Practices presented by o Rachel Wobrak, Program Director from the UMD Career Center & The Presidents Promise
Active Membership Requirements 3 Meetings per semester 3 Hours of Community Service per semester Please do not wait until till the end of the semester to fulfill your community service hours Exceptions will not be made
*Requires 3 Hours of Community Service o On-Campus Community Service Events 1 Hour of Community Service is granted o Off-Campus Community Service Events 2 Hours of Community Service are granted Dont wait until the end of the semester for extra opportunities! Questions? o Contact Community Service Co-Chairs Lauren Biagotti – Off Campus Events Sahil Sheth [ ] – On Campus Events Active Membership
Upcoming Community Service Events
Relay for Life! April 21, :00PM - 5:00AM at J.H. Kehoe Track & Ludwig Field, University of Maryland Minimum of $10.00, but you can donate more if youd like! Team Goal: $ (We can do it!!) Counts as an ON-CAMPUS community service event- unlimited spots!
Steps to Join Go to go to GET INVOLVED then click on FIND EVENT.www.relayforlife.org Type in the zip code for College Park (20742), and click SIGN-UP next to the event at UMD. Next, click JOIN a TEAM and then type in Pre- Pharmacy Society. Click again on Join our Team There is a $10.00 registration fee but it goes to the cause…the next steps are pretty self explanatory but me if you have any questions.
Pre-Pharmacy Society Election Results Announcing the Executive Board! President: Lauren Biagotti VP of Student Affairs: Benjamin Moy VP of External Affairs: Edward Neuberger Treasurer: Long La Secretary: Dena Lehman Community Service Co-Chair: Sophia Wang Community Service Co-Chair: Janet Akinduro Public Relations Co-Chair: Abdul Alimi Public Relations Co-Chair: Chuka Udeze
GROWTH HORMONE SYNTHETIC - SOMATROPIN Drug of the Week
Introduction Growth hormone (GH) is processed (somatotropin) and stored in the anterior pituitary gland in the brain. Promotes the growth of long bones in the limbs and increases protein synthesis.
Somatropin Available to treat disorders of growth hormone production in children and adults. Has identical structure, function, and effects as the body's naturally occurring GH. Children gain 4 or more inches over the first year, and 3 or more inches during the next 2 years. Then the growth rate slowly decreases.
Other Somatropin Benefits Greater cardiac output Lowered blood pressure Superior immune function Enhanced human sexual performance Improved cholesterol profile Reduced body fat Higher energy levels Increased exercise performance Supplement stronger bones Hair re-growth
How to Use Somatropin Comes in a vial or a cartridge. Patients may receive growth hormone several times a week or once a day. Injection can be used at home Follow directions on the vial Always change the location where you inject it Do not shake. Gently swirl to mix it.
Somatropin Side Effects Dizziness Breathing problems Pancreatitis Slipped growth plate in hip Headache Flu-like symptoms Depression Numbness Nerve tingling Nausea Muscle or joint pain
MOVING PRESCRIPTION DRUGS TO OTC FOR CHRONIC CONDITIONS Pharmaceutical Issue
Overview The FDA is considering authorizing OTC versions of prescription drugs for certain chronic conditions, provided that measures can be put in place to ensure that the medications will be used safely. The new paradigm would be likely to significantly increase the role of pharmacists in counseling patients on the appropriateness of medications and monitoring their conditions. 3 Reason for the move… …help these medications get to patients who need them but are put off by the cost and time required to get a prescription 3
Chronic Conditions Entail… Chronic Disease is a long-lasting condition that can be controlled but not cured. 1 It accounts for 70% of all deaths in the U.S., which is 1.7 million each year. 1 Hyperlipidemia Hypertension Migraine Asthma Diabetes Cancer Stroke Heart Disease Arthritis FDA Considers Certain Prescription Drugs For OTC
Concern The problem is that some of these conditions require testing by a health care practitioner to help in diagnosis, and the medications require monitoring to gauge how well they are working or to fine tune the dose. So, in order for the new paradigm to go forward, means to assist patients in selecting a medication and monitoring its effects would have to be established. 3 Alternative – Diagnostic Technologies Self diagnoses through questionnaires at Kiosks in Pharmacy or via Internet Source: Center for Managing Chronic Diseases Circles of Influence in Self-Management of Chronic Disease
Changing role of a Pharmacist Pharmacists might also be tasked with confirming a diagnosis or performing routine monitoring using diagnostic tests, such as a blood test to measure cholesterol levels or liver function, as well as determining when a patient should not take a given medication. 3
Barriers to the Switch Lack of technological knowledge Medical lingo Obtaining the medication on time Lack of adherence Over-diagnosing/ Under-diagnosing Need for specialized training for Pharmacists Stocking medications at retail stores Cost/Insurance Coverage Maintenance issues
Questions to Consider… 1. How does it change the role of doctors and pharmacists? 2. What are potential issues that may rise from the switch? 3. If you were a Pharmacist, would you consider this option?