October 2019: New 2019 FDA Drug Approvals

Written by: Jessica Woods, PharmD Candidate, Ferris State University Class of 2020 Key Points Drug approval is a costly and extensive process. Trials for drug approval include animal studies, safety studies, efficacy studies, and post-marketing research. A large number of … Continued

Medication Therapy Management (MTM)

Do you take prescription medications and have Priority Health Insurance? You may qualify to meet with a pharmacist for a Medication Therapy Management appointment! What is Medication Therapy Management (MTM)? MTM is a term describing medical care provided by a … Continued

Pharmacist Managed Anticoagulation Management Service

Key points Mercy Health offers anticoagulation management services through pharmacist-run clinics in both the Muskegon and Grand Rapids areas A referral from the provider is required for the patient to participate. The referral form and services offered differ by region, … Continued

Safe “-sartans”

Key Points Several Angiotensin Receptor Blockers (ARBs) have been recalled by the Federal Drug Administration (FDA). An updated list of affected manufacturers can be found online at https://www.fda.gov/Drugs/DrugSafety/ucm634620.htm The risk of cancer from taking contaminated ARBs is low. Patients should … Continued

Safe Medication Disposal

Why is medication disposal important?5,6 There is a common misperception that prescription drugs are safer than illegal drugs – this is not true. Many prescriptions medications can be abused and/or lead to injury or death if used incorrectly. Everyday up … Continued