Affinia News

In July and January of each year, the Priority Health Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee makes changes to the commercial formulary to ensure our members have access to safe, effective and affordable drugs. So far in 2020, we’ve added 45 new drugs to the formulary. We’ve...
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Key Points1 Opioids were involved in 2,033 overdose deaths in 2017 Michigan has a death rate of 21.2 deaths per 100,000 persons compared to the national rate of 14.6 deaths per 100,000 persons In 2017, Michigan providers wrote 74 opioid prescriptions for every 100 persons...
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Save the Date: April 25, 2020 – 10AM to 2PM Prepared by: Kelly White, LPhT, CPhT 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 April 25, 2020. Drug...
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Due to the current situation of COVID-19, Affinia has evaluated all of our options and have decided to cancel this year’s conference and focus on 2021. While we were excited to bring such a robust schedule of speakers and topics, we recognize the strain this...
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Written by: Candi Henderson, CPhT, LPhT and Michelle Carey, CPhT, LPhT Key Points Two pneumococcal vaccines, PCV13 and PPSV23, are currently used in the United States. Previously, the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP) recommended that all adults 65 years and older should receive the...
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