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Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee's Newsletter
P&T Newsletters

May/June 2015

§  New Hepatitis C Medication

o   New Direct-acting Antiviral Agents (DAAs) and Update Hepatitis C Guidelines

o   Medication Use Evaluation of DAAs

§  Formulary Update: April/May 2015

 

April 2015

§  Guidelines Updates for the Primary Prevention of Stroke

§  Did you Know?

o   Decision Support Oversight Committee

§  The Sixth Right of Medication Administration

§  Formulary Update: March 2015

 

March 2015

§  Update on Measles Outbreaks and Vaccination

§  Vaccine Discovery, Development, and Approval

§  Did you Know?

o   New Drug Interactions

o   FDA Drug Shortage Mobile App

§  Formulary Update: February 2015

 

January/February 2015

§  2014-2015 Influenza Season

§  Medication Use Evaluation Reports

o   Adherence to IV Acetaminophen Formulary Restriction

§  Formulary Update: January 2015

 

November/December 2014

§  HIV/AIDS Guidelines Updates

§  Did You Know

o   Pregnancy Category Updates

§  HIV Home Test Kits

§  Formulary Update: October/November 2014

 

September/October 2014

§  Ebola – An Overview

§  Did You Know

o   Flu Vaccines

o   Tamper-resistant Prescription Paper

§  Formulary Update: August/September 2014

§  October – Health Literacy Month

 

July/August 2014

§  Meaningful Use Standards Being Met

§  Did You Know

o   2013-2014 Drug Classification Updates

§  Formulary Update: June/July 2014

§  Drug Shortage Update

 

June 2014

§  Breakthrough Drugs

§  Targeted Drug Therapies

§  Did You Know

o   New Safety Reporting System

§  Formulary Update: May 2014

 

May 2014

§  Smoking Cessation and the Hospitalized Patient

§  Did You Know

o   Home Medication Waiver

o   Updates to Policies

§  Changes to Pregnancy and Lactation Labeling for Medications

§  Formulary Update: April 2014

 

March/April 2014

§  Updated Antimicrobial Surgical Prophylaxis Guidelines

§  Did You Know

o   2014 Adult Immunization Schedule

§  The Impact of Information Technology on Adverse Drug Reactions

o    Formulary Update: February 2014

§  Drug Shortages Update

 

February 2014

§  Cardiology Guideline Updates

o   JNC 8 Blood Pressure Guidelines

o   ACC/AHA Cholesterol Guidelines

§  Did You Know

o   American Heart Month

§  Drug Shortage Update

 

January 2014

§  Making Sense of Biosimilars

§  New Drug Updates

o   New Drug Approvals

o   New Formulations and Indications

§  Drug Shortages

 

November 2013

§  Medication Use Evaluation Reports

o   Anticoagulation with Ventricular Assist Devices

o   Inpatient Utilization of Bisphosphonates

§  Did You Know

o   FDA and Drug Shortages

§  Formulary Update: October 2013

 

October 2013

§  Electronic Cigarettes

§  Medication Use Evaluation Reports

o   Appropriateness of Parenteral Nutrition Therapy

§  Formulary Update: September 2013

§  Drug Shortage Update

§  Did you Know

o   Employee Influenza Vaccination

 

August/September 2013

§  2013 Updates to the ACCF/AHA Heart Failure Guidelines

§  Medication Use Evaluation Reports

o   STAT Order Turnaround Times

§  Drug Shortage Update

§  Formulary Update: July/August 2013

 

June/July 2013

§  Medication Use Evaluation Reports

o   Subcutaneous Heparin

o   Echinocandin Utilization

o   Meperidine Utilization

o   Discharge Medication Reconciliation at the IOP

§  Did You Know

o   Micromedex Subscription Ending

§  Drug Shortage Update

§  Formulary Update: May/June 2013

 

May 2013

§  MUSC Policy: Vendor Relationships

§  Formulary Changes for Linezolid and Vancomycin

§  Did You Know

o   The ICD-10 Cometh…

§  Formulary Update: April 2013

 

April 2013

§  Patents and Market Exclusivity

§  Meaningful Use: Drug-Drug Interactions

§  Formulary Update: March 2013

 

March 2013

§  Migraine Prevention: Where Have We Come Since 2000?

§  Recent Updates to Medication Guidelines, Charts, and Policies

§  Formulary Update

o   February 2013

§  Drug Shortage Update

o   March 2013

 

January/February 2013

§  Dispense as Written: Considerations in the Brand versus Generic Debate

§  Formulary Systems Policy (C-82): Updates

§  New Drug Update

o   January 2013

§  Formulary Update

o   January 2013

§  Drug Shortage Update

o   January 2013

 

November/December 2012

§  MUSC Pharmaceutical Compounding: Keeping Patients Safe

§  Formulary Update

o   October/November 2012

 

October 2012

§  Opioid Analgesics: REMS Requirements

§  Responses from the Drug Information Center

§  Did You Know...

o   Meningitis Outbreak

§  Formulary Update

o   August/September 2012

 

September 2012

§  Gardasil® for Adolescent Males: An Ounce of Prevention

§  Responses from the Drug Information Center: Length of Therapy for Bisphosphonates

§  Did You Know...

o   Use of Revatio® in Children with Pulmonary Hypertension (FDA Update)

 

August 2012

  • Updated Beers Criteria: 2012
  • Did You Know
    • Codeine use in Children
    • Dalfampridine Seizure Risk
    • QT-prolongation with IV Ondansetron
  • Formulary Update
    • July 2012

 

July 2012

  • Bites, Stings, and Rashes: The Perils of Summer
  • MUSC Formulary System
  • Clinical Pharmacy On-call Services
  • Drug Information Services
  • Formulary Update
    • June 2012

 

June 2012

  • CHEST Guidelines Updated
  • Did You Know
    • Azithromycin (Zithromax®) and Cardiovascular Risk
    • FDA Advisory for Hospira Carpuject® Syringes
  • Evaluation of Urinary Tract Infections at Institute of Psychiatry
  • Formulary Update
    • May 2012
  • New Drug Update:
    • First Half 2012

 

April/May 2012

  • Counterfeit Drugs
  • Responses from the Drug Information Center
    • Fosphenytoin vs Phenytoin
  • Did You Know
    • Shortages and Restrictions
  • Formulary Update
    • March and April 2012

 

March 2012

  • Updates on Clopidogrel (Plavix®)
  • Did You Know
    • Statin Label Changes
    • Drug Interaction between Statins and Protease Inhibitors
  • Formulary Update
    • February 2012

 

February 2012

  • Smoking Cessation
  • Did You Know
    • Lovenox® Patient Assistance Program Re-instated
    • Automatic Therapeutic Substitution Protocols in CPOE
  • Formulary Update
    • January 2012

 

January 2012

  • A Primer on Intravenous Fluid Management
  • Osmolarity Calculator
  • Did You Know
    • Doripenem
    • Aliskiren
    • Carisoprodol
  • Formulary Update
    • Prolonged Piperacillin/Tazobactam Infusions

 

November/December 2011

  • Herbal Supplements
  • Did You Know
    • President Obama Issues Order on Drug Shortages
    • Innovative Drug Approvals
    • Discontinuation of Lovenox® Patient Assistance Program
  • Formulary Update: October and November 2011

 

October 2011

  • Dabigatran: A New Age of Anticoagulation
  • Did You Know…Drotrecogin alfa (Xigris®) Removed from the Market
  • Avandia-Rosiglitazone Medicines Access Program™
  • Formulary Update: September 2011

 

September 2011

  • FDA Drug Safety Update: Varenicline (Chantix®)
  • Did You Know … Lower Maximum Dose Recommended for Popular OTC Medication
  • Responses from the Drug Information Center… Is One Flu Shot Enough?
  • 2011 Employee Influenza Vaccine Schedule
  • Formulary Update: August 2011

 

August 2011

  • Risk of Venous Thromboembolic Events with Combined Oral Contraceptive Therapy: Is There an Increased Risk with Drospirenone-containing Formulations?
  • Did You Know...FDA Approves Labeling Changes for Sunscreens
  • Formulary Update: July 2011

 

July 2011

§  MUSC‐MC Formulary System: What Every Practitioner Needs to Know

§  Adherence to Evidence‐based Treatment Guidelines for Bipolar Depression: Medication Use Evaluation

§  Drug Safety Update: Dronedarone

§  Formulary Update: June 2011

 

June 2011

§  Practical Considerations for Managing Immunosuppressant Drug Interactions

§  Ciprofloxacin:  Too Much of a Good Thing?

§  Did You Know…Increased Risk for Myopathy with High-dose Simvastatin

§  Formulary Update: May 2011

 

May 2011

§  Management of Acute Nausea and Vomiting

§  Did You Know…Micromedex 2.0

§  Formulary Update: April 2011

 

April 2011

§  Dronedarone for Atrial Fibrillation: The End of Amiodarone?

§  Did You Know…Medication Guides

§  Formulary Update: March 2011

§  New Drug Update: First Quarter 2011

 

February/March 2011

  • Drug Product Shortages
  • Reminder…Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy (REMS) Program
  • Formulary Update
    • January/February 2011

 

January 2011

  • Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Current Therapeutics and Controversy
  • Did You Know
    • FDA Makes Recommendations Regarding Pain Medications
    • Market Removals: Propoxyphene and Thiopental

 

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