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March 31st, 2020 | Pharmacy Pearls

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March 29th, 2020 | Pharmacy Pearls
March 3rd, 2020 | Pharmacy Pearls

In this edition of Pharmacy Pearls, we have updated our inhaler chart to include a new generic ICS/LABA that has come to market. Budesonide/formoterol, an authorized generic of Symbicort, is now available for prescribers to order. At this time, it does not represent a significant cost savings for the network compared to other available generic…

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February 5th, 2020 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls critically reviews the data of the REDUCE-IT trial for Vascepa, which resulted in its new FDA-labeled indication for cardiovascular risk reduction with mild hypertriglyceridemia. We have also included an algorithm for how to address statin-associated muscle symptoms (SAMS). As always, we welcome any questions or feedback you may have. Just…

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January 24th, 2020 | Pharmacy Pearls

According to the CDC, Influenza B/Victoria viruses are predominant nationally, which is unusual for this time of year. H1N1 viruses are the next most common. H3N2 and B/Yamagata viruses are circulating at very low levels. In NYS, influenza is currently categorized as widespread with similar frequency patterns of viral types and subtypes. Influenza appears to…

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December 18th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls provides a depression management algorithm for adult and pediatric (age 12+) patients that was developed in collaboration with AHP’s Behavioral Health Integration Team. In these documents below you will find AHP-endorsed depression management principles including: management based on depression severity, guidance for initiation of new antidepressant therapy (focusing on SSRIs)…

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November 22nd, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of best practices for management of type 2 diabetes. In it you will find AHP endorsed principles for the management of type 2 diabetes adapted from the 2019 ADA Standards of Care in Diabetes and the MCMS Diabetes Guidelines. The AHP Pharmacy Team would like to thank…

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November 11th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

This edition of Pharmacy Pearls gives an overview of insulin lispro U-100, the new authorized generic for Humalog U-100, which is now available. Insulin lispro U-100 is considered therapeutically equivalent to the brand name because it is exactly the same drug. It is available at approximately half the cost of brand name Humalog U-100. Your…

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October 24th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

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September 30th, 2019 | Pharmacy Pearls

With one in four patients reporting difficulty affording prescription medications, practice staff and clinicians are often engaged with patients faced with mediation access issues related to cost and affordability. The AHP Pharmacy team has created a tool for practices to use that includes an algorithm to identify strategies to help resolve cost issues by insurance…

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