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by Brooke McComb, Pharm.D., community pharmacy resident, Meijer, Ferris State University and Pfizer On Dec. 3, 2014, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) published the Content and Format of Labeling for Human Prescription Drug and Biological Products; Requirements for Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling. This is referred to as the new Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling Rule (PLLR). The PLLR wil...

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Pharmacies in Michigan are becoming very proficient at entering vaccine doses into the Michigan Care Improvement Registry (MCIR), our state vaccine registry. This flu season alone, pharmacies have entered 531,000 doses into the registry. This utilization not only shows our commitment to achieving high vaccination rates, but also our commitment as a full partner on our patient’s health care t...

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MPA is pleased to offer new editions of several professional publications as well as an online, on-demand educational program to prepare technicians for their national certification exam. Visit our Online Store, call (517) 484-1466 or complete a printable registration form to order the following resources today! Pharmacy Certified Technician (PCT) Training Manual, 13th Edition: The Training...

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Recently, the Michigan Department of Community Health (MDCH) announced that it intends to “carve-out” the entire prescription drug benefit from the Medicaid HMO program as part of next year’s budget, beginning Oct. 1, 2015. Previously, only select drugs, including those for mental health, were carved out of the HMO benefit. This move indicates a drastic change from previous Depar...

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On Feb. 6, 2015, the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) issued a final rule, making changes to the Medicare Advantage and prescription drug benefit programs (Parts C and D) for Contract Year 2016. Many of the provisions of the proposed rule published on Jan. 10, 2014, that were supported by pharmacy did not make it into the final rule. The final provisions include: revisions to dispe...

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