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New CDC Flu Recommendations

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has stated that live attenuated influenza vaccine (LAIV), also known as the “nasal spray” flu vaccine, should not be used during the 2016-2017 flu season. CDC continues to recommend annual flu vaccination, with…

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PCHD Releases Updated Zika Guidance

The Pima County Health Department has released the following guidance to answer questions about identifying and testing for Zika. This information is intended to inform the way providers in Pima County consider Zika virus infection as a  diagnosis for their…

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VA Proposes Scope Of Practice Expansion For Nurses

The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs released its proposed rule regarding Advanced Practice Registered Nurses.  It grants independent practice to all APRNs in the VA health system, including nurse anesthetists. While nurse practitioners (NPs) and certified nurse midwives (CNM) can…

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The Prescription Drug Monitoring program is now law.  The mandate to use the system is effective October 1, 2017, and 60 days after the Arizona Health-e Connection has integrated the PDMP data into the state health information exchange. It’s important…

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Keep AMB Contact Info Current

The Arizona Medical Board (AMB) is urging physicians to keep their contact information current. In an email, physicians were reminded of their statutory obligation to maintain their contact information with the Arizona Medical Board. In part the email read: As…

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