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Entries for January 2015

Pennant Race

Posted on January 13, 2015 in: Member News

by Frank Zaran, R.Ph., MSHP President In January 2012, past MSHP President Ryan Bickel invited us to join the race in incorporating the Pharmacy Practice Model Initiative of Michigan (PPMI2). He encouraged each hospital and health-system to take the ASHP PPMI self-assessment and to begin incorporating the proposed practice standards at their sites. Ryan likened the process to running a marathon, ...

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According to the National Community Pharmacists Association, Aetna (Medicare plans) has opened a temporary access window for nonparticipating pharmacy providers to bill claims for affected patients beginning on Monday, Jan. 12, 2015, with effective coverage dates going retroactively back to Jan. 1. Please note that this access is TEMPORARY and nonparticipating pharmacies will likely lose their ab...

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Aetna (Medicare plans) has made some significant changes to their pharmacy networks for 2015. Several pharmacies have been incorrectly identified as participating within the Aetna Medicare Part D network, and this information is being provided to beneficiaries on the Medicare Plan Finder as well as on the Aetna Web site. This error was corrected on Dec. 22, 2014, however, many beneficiaries had a...

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MPA recently conducted several surveys and those who responded were entered into drawings for the chance to win various prizes. Congratulations to the following winners: MPA Membership Surveys: Kevin Szyskowski and Kelly McNorton MPA Social Media Use Survey: Paul Quist Thank you to those who participated in our recent surveys! Your feedback is truly appreciated and will be used to h...

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The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approved three new medications. Read more below and click on the links provided to access the full FDA press release for each medication online. The agency approved BioCryst Pharmaceuticals’ Rapivab (peramivir), the first neuraminidase inhibitor approved for intravenous administration to treat influenza in adults. The treatment, mad...

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