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Letter From The Editor

Dec. 16, 2017

My good friend David Kliff always seems to hit the nail on the head when it comes to evaluating diabetes companies and the battles for insurance coverage and pricing. He often discusses the idea that insulin is a commodity, and formulary choices are not based on advertised prices, but on …

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Dec 12, 2017

Today I watched a news feature on the use of robots as supervisors of humans doing jobs. Last week another show listed jobs that robots would do, and unfortunately pharmacists was one of those jobs. When you add in driverless cars and drone delivery it is not hard to see …

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Dec. 9, 2017

For many years cardiovascular disease has been the number one cause of death among diabetes patients. So getting a CV benefit from diabetes drugs is a definite plus. Over the past few weeks Dr. Aaron Vinik has been sharing his views on the values of Cycloset for both diabetes and …

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Dec 7, 2017

When a parent finds out that their child has type 1 diabetes all they can think of is getting their glucose under control. After they get used to the changes for the child and the family, they start to look for ways to either minimize the damage diabetes causes, or …

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Dec. 5, 2017

This week, we want to help you simplify your selection of injectables for patients. While most patients often think that an injection is always insulin, we know that is not true. We also have GLP-1 analogs, as well as combinations of these products, so in our Homerun Slides, we make …

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Dec. 2, 2017

It has been over 20 years since I started my journey in diabetes care. When I started, the education field was dominated by nurses and dietitians, and most of them were female. Oftentimes, when I was asked to serve on advisory boards for pharma companies, I would find I was …

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Nov. 28, 2017

Dr Aaron Vinik has worked with us for many years and I am continually fascinated by his forward thinking and the respect he garners from the top opinion leaders in diabetes. Over the past 10 years, there have been researchers who seem to have a left-field idea that may just …

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Nov. 25, 2017

A few years ago I served as president of the Tampa Bay chapter of JDRF. At the same time one of my good Pharmacist-CDE friends was president of the local ADA chapter, and we would always tease each other as to who was raising the most money for our respective …

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Nov. 21, 2017

Last month, Bill, a cycling friend of mine, asked if I knew a good physician in the area. He was from Maine and this was the winter that he and his spouse were making their move to Florida permanent. My first choice was my own physician as he is a …

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Nov. 18, 2017

We lost one of our first board members last week when Dr. Keith Campbell, Pharmacist, CDE, Professor of Pharmacy at Washington State, passed away at the age of 76. Keith had recently been bestowed the Lifetime Achievement Award from Washington State University. Keith will be missed by the thousands of …

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