May 2018 Pharmacy Pearls

May 2018 Pharmacy Pearls

May 17th, 2018 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls presents an equivalent dose chart for those providers wishing to switch patients from Lyrica to gabapentin to save patients money. Additionally, it contains information about the incidence of reactions to the Shingrix vaccine, information about the costs of different testosterone dosage forms, and an update about a new follow-on rapid-acting insulin (Admelog, insulin lispro). Starting May 1, 2018 Excellus Medicaid Managed Care now prefers Admelog as the only rapid-acting insulin on their formulary. New prescriptions written as of 5/1/18 will only be approved if written for Admelog and existing users of rapid-acting insulin will need to switch to Admelog as of 6/15/18.
Admelog May 2018