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Key Points MTM includes a wide variety of clinical services, usually provided by a pharmacist In 2019, Affinia Health Network had partnered with Priority Health & pharmacists in the network to enhance MTM opportunities MTM services are planned for expansion in 2020 What is Medication Therapy Management (MTM)? MTM is an umbrella term that captures...
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Key Points Biologics are large molecule products, such as proteins or monoclonal antibodies, with inherent variations that make them impossible to replicate. Biosimilars are defined by the FDA as “biological products that are highly similar to and have no clinically meaningful differences from an existing FDA-approved reference product.” An interchangeable product is defined by the...
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Key Points Not all ranitidine products have been recalled at this time. Updates on recalled ranitidine products can be found online here. Patients who wish to discontinue ranitidine should talk with a healthcare provider about alternative treatment options before switching The FDA is currently testing ranitidine products made by other manufacturers, and has begun testing...
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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 drugs have gained new approvals in 2019. Some of the categories of these drugs include those within cardiology, dermatology, oncology, infectious disease, and neurology. This article introduces...
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Save the Date: October 26, 2019 at 10am-2pm Key Points National Prescription Drug Take Back Day occurs twice annually (usually in April and October). The next Drug Take Back Day will occur on October 26, 2019. Drug take back events are important for public health as they limit potential abuse and accidental overdose by limiting...
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Key Points MTM offers a wide variety of clinical services, usually provided by a pharmacist Affinia Health Network (AHN) has a dedicated MTM pharmacy team Priority Health offers incentive dollars for providers through a PCP Incentive Program (PIP) Pharmacist EHR access and Collaborative Practice Agreements (CPA) are required through Priority Health to participate in the...
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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 pharmacist, including medication reviews and drug therapy management. During MTM visits, the pharmacist works with...
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What is Polypharmacy?1-5 Polypharmacy is defined as the concurrent use of multiple medications where risk of concomitant use of the medications outweighs potential benefits. Polypharmacy is currently is a large concern in the elderly population because they are most at risk for fractures, confusion, hospital visits, and often have poor elimination of medications as they...
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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, so be sure to select the appropriate form based on location: Muskegon area Grand Rapids...
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