July 31, 2009

ESA Restrictions May Be Pushing Up Transfusion Rates 
Pharmacy Practice News – July issue
The changes in ESA prescribing appear to be “affecting different places differently,” said Mr. Johnson, director of pharmacy at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center, in Tampa, Fla. “A lot has to do with the physician’s philosophy” and how conservatively they treat anemia.
Drug Noncompliance Still Driving Health Care Costs
Pharmacy Practice News – July issue
Phil Johnson, MS, RPh, founding director of pharmacy at the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa, Fla., agreed that patient compliance is “a huge issue” and said that it will be on his radar as HOPA ….

Story Of Survival
News-Sun – July 31
"There's a cancer center near you" Charles told Carr. "It's called the Moffitt Cancer Center and it's rated 11th in the country. There are registration forms here online, shall I register you for an appointment?"
Springstead High alumni kick off run to Orlando to help needy kids
Tampabay.com  – July 31

An employee at the Moffitt Cancer Center in Tampa collected eight backpacks. Bessette's boss at Health Care Parking Systems of America, a valet and guest ...

Colorful donation now adorns library's wall
The Tampa Tribune – July 31
After working there for about four years she now works at H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute, where she has trained to be an oncology ...

Doctors warn of tanning bed dangers
WTSP – Ch. 10 – July 30
"No good reason for them," says Dr. Vernon Sondak of the Moffitt Cancer Center. …

Moffitt Cancer Center to Offer Free Skin Cancer Screenings at Clearwater Beach August 15 
Clearwater Gazette – July 30
However, Floridians are prone to skin cancers, as sun exposure can be a catalyst. The Moffitt Cancer Center Mole Patrol® team will conduct free skin screenings for the ...

How a skin cancer exam saved my life
WTSP-Ch. 10 – July 29
Moffitt Cancer Center is offering a free skin cancer exam Saturday, August 15 at Pier 60 on Clearwater Beach from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. …

Luncheon to honor 3 Women of Hope
Ocala Star-Banner – July 29
Dr. Shari Pilon-Thomas of the Moffitt Cancer Center and Research Institute, Tampa; Janice Taylor, assistant to the director of UF Shands Cancer Center, Gainesville; and Margaret Thomas, founder,

Substantial Number of Opioid Patients Not Taking Drugs as Prescribed 
Pharmacy Practice News – July 28
“Medication compliance with any prescription drug is always a problem for all patients, and it is not surprising that the study found this in this population,” said David S. Craig, PharmD, BCPS, a clinical pharmacist specialist and residency director of psychosocial, palliative care and integrative medicine at Moffitt Cancer Center, Tampa, Fla.

Relatives plead guilty in extortion attempt of Don Wallace
The Tampa Tribune – July 27
His success led to a foundation that donated $5 million to the H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute for a breast cancer department and $400000 ...

Rays to offer free prostate cancer screenings
Ethiopian Review – July 27
The screenings are offered in a partnership with The Project to End Prostate Cancer, H. Lee Moffitt Cancer Center & Research Institute and Ed Randall's Bat ...

Light rail study will help decide which segment in Tampa to build first
Tampabay.com – July 26
Among other things, the analysis will look at potential ridership and how to get people from rail stations to places such as Moffitt Cancer Center and Busch ...

Health Events
The Tampa Tribune – July 25
CANCER SCREENING TRAINING: Moffitt Cancer Center's program for outreach wellness education and the Florida Department of Health will present a free breast ...


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