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Sani G, Kotzalidis GD, Vöhringer P, et al. Effectiveness of short-term olanzapine in patients with bipolar I disorder, with or without comorbidity with substance use disorder. j Clin Psychopharmacol 2013;33(2):231-5. doi:10.1097/JCP.0b013e318287019c.
OBJECTIVES: Prognosis of comorbid bipolar disorder (BD) and drug abuse is poor. We assessed the efficacy of olanzapine in manic or mixed BD patients, with (SUD) or without (N-SUD) comorbidity with substance use disorder (SUD) and its effect on drug abuse, days of abuse, and craving. METHODS: Eighty patients with BD-I (40 SUD) were hospitalized for a manic or mixed episode and received add-on olanzapine. Assessments were conducted at admission, discharge, and 4 and 8 weeks after discharge. Primary outcome...
Jones AW, Holmgren A. Amphetamine abuse in Sweden: subject demographics, changes in blood concentrations over time, and the types of coingested substances. j Clin Psychopharmacol 2013;33(2):248-52. doi:10.1097/JCP.0b013e3182870310.
Amphetamine is a major drug of abuse in Sweden and in the other Nordic countries. The demographics of amphetamine abusers in Sweden and the concentrations of this stimulant in blood are reported for 10 years of forensic blood samples (2001-2010). Using a forensic toxicology database (TOXBASE), we studied 1183 amphetamine-related deaths, 20,452 users of illicit drugs, and 47,366 people arrested for driving under the influence of drugs (DUID). Most amphetamine abusers were male (82%-87%), and their average...

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College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Releases Updated Psychiatric Pharmacy Manifesto

As an organization, the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is committed to developing and promoting pharmacists who practice in the specialty areas of psychiatry and neurology. One method to maximize this visibility is through CPNP’s Psychiatric Pharmacy Manifesto. Just recently, the CPNP Past Presidents updated the manifesto with the goal that it serve as a public declaration of our principles, beliefs, and intentions to those within and outside our profession. The updated manifesto is available here.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces Saklad Memorial Award and Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2015 CPNP Annual Meeting

Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

CPNP was honored to present the Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award at the 2015 CPNP Annual Meeting for the eighteenth time. This award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a founding member of CPNP and nationally recognized as an innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental and intellectual disabilities. The 2015 recipient is Dr. Carla Cobb.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 2015 Annual Meeting

Tampa, Florida served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 18th Annual Meeting held April 19-22. This four-day conference hosted 656 attendees and featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, one industry supported symposium, three product theaters and a display of 186 scientific posters. Jacquelyn Canning, PharmD, BCPP, Assistant Professor, Albany College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Albany, NY, served as Program Chair of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Releases Practical Guidelines on Naloxone Access for Pharmacists

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) and members of its Substance Abuse Task Force are pleased to announce the release of a guideline document intended to educate pharmacists on naloxone use and administration with the goal of providing increased patient access to this life-saving medication for opioid overdose. NALOXONE ACCESS: A Practical Guideline for Pharmacists, provides information on the following:

CPNP Joins PCSS-O and PCSS-MAT Steering Committees

To better prepare pharmacists and other providers to meet the rising demand for services and solutions regarding opioid use disorders and treatment, CPNP recently joined the steering committees of PCSS-O and PCSS-MAT (Provider’s Clinical Support System for Opioid Therapies and Medication Assisted Therapies, respectively).

CPNP Announces 2015 Research Award Finalists

A record number 195 abstracts will be featured at the CPNP Annual Meeting. Posters will be displayed Monday, April 20, 2015 between 8:00 a.m. and 7:15 p.m. Students, residents, and fellows will man their posters for a 1 hour segment in the morning while all other posters and award posters will be manned during a 1 hour evening event. Conversations and networking can continued during the reception that concludes Monday evening. A special thank you to the abstract reviewers who participated in making these selections.

CPNP Releases Position Paper on Psychiatric Pharmacists as an Essential Member of Every Healthcare Team

The College of Psychiatric & Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) has developed an official position paper to help increase patient access to comprehensive medication management and to support efforts to obtain payment for the service.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Announces Election of 2015-2017 Officers

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) membership has elected three officers to serve on the 2015-2017 Board of Directors. Assuming their offices effective July 1, 2015, will be Drs. Sara Dugan, Robert Haight, and Christopher Thomas.

Newly elected Board members will fill the following roles on the Board:

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Announces Slate for 2015-2017 Board Officer Election

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Nominations Committee is pleased to announce the consideration of over 25 individuals for 3 positions on the 2015-2017 CPNP Board of Directors. Now narrowed to a slate of 6 candidates, CPNP active members will have the opportunity to select 1 individual to serve in each position. Elections will take place online at cpnp.org from November 3-21, 2014. A link to the voting center will be sent via email to all active members on November 3.

Candidates Include:

President-Elect Candidates:

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces the Recipient of the 2015 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) is pleased to announce the recipient of the 2015 Judith J. Saklad Memorial Award, Carla Cobb, PharmD, BCPP. Dr. Cobb is a Psychiatric Pharmacist at RiverStone Health Clinic in Billings, Montana.

CPNP Generates Buzz at the NAMI Annual Meeting

The National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) held their national convention in Washington, D.C., September 3-6. The popular CPNP “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth received special mention in NAMI’s post-convention video update from Mary Giliberti, NAMI Executive Director.

In the recorded interview (timestamp 2:25-3:25), CPNP member Judy Curtis explains who CPNP is and what neuropsychiatric pharmacists contribute to patient care. CPNP student members Kayla Tegeler and Marcus Ellis, with assistance from Heidi Wehring, PharmD, BCPP, staffed the “Ask the Psychiatric Pharmacist” booth and shared the type of questions they answered at the very popular booth.

CPNP has had a long-lasting relationship with NAMI staffing the Ask the Psycyhiatric Pharmacist booth and providing 2 educational sessions (Medication and Treatment Challenges for the Young Adults and New Psychiatric Medications: Knowledge is Power) as a way to reinforce the important role psychiatric pharmacists can bring to the treatment team. A special thanks to all of the volunteers who represented CPNP and provided valuable services at NAMI 2014: Shelly Spollen, Karen Moeller, Judy Curtis, LaGenia Bailey, Alice Mascialino, Heidi Wehring, Kayla Tegeler, Marcus Ellis, Jerry Overman, and Cassidy Zammit.

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