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Narcotic Refill Request HotlineAbout SCRx
June 22, 2015

Narcotic Refill Request Hotline

We have a new hotline just for controlled medication requests.

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By Danielle Sanderson

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best ChoicePharmacy News
June 12, 2015

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best Choice

If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined.

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By Mais Faraj

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To PrepareSurvey
June 09, 2015

Antipsychotics and Dementia Focused Surveys 12 Wasy To Prepare

The national rollout of the Focused Dementia Care Survey has begun. As expected, the implementation of these standalone surveys began in Texas, but additional states are expected to jump on the bandwagon during the current fiscal year (i.e., prior to Oct. 1, 2015), according to survey-and-certification memo 15-31-NH.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

25% Reduction in Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication in Nursing Homes is Goal for 2015LTC Industry News
March 03, 2015

25% Reduction in Unnecessary Antipsychotic Medication in Nursing Homes is Goal for 2015

The National Partnership to Improve Dementia Care announced that it met its initial goal of reducing the national prevalence of antipsychotic use in long-term care residents by 15.1%.

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By Derek Ishaque

Placement Of Tramadol Into Schedule IVPharmacy News
August 20, 2014

Placement Of Tramadol Into Schedule IV

DEA announced that it will place Tramadol into schedule IV

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By Derek Ishaque

CDPH: PREVENTING OPIATE OVERDOSE DEATH WITH NALOXONEPharmacy News
August 08, 2014

CDPH: PREVENTING OPIATE OVERDOSE DEATH WITH NALOXONE

The letter specifies that naloxone is covered by Medi-Cal

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By Derek Ishaque

Please Change Out All Vicodin Orders By March 1st 2014Pharmacy News
February 17, 2014

Please Change Out All Vicodin Orders By March 1st 2014

The FDA is limiting the strength of acetaminophen (APAP)

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By Derek Ishaque

California Continuing Campaign to Improve Dementia Care and   Reduce Unnecessary Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes Survey
December 09, 2013

California Continuing Campaign to Improve Dementia Care and Reduce Unnecessary Antipsychotic Drug Use in Nursing Homes

The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) has issued an All Facilities Letter (AFL) on phase two of the statewide campaign to improve dementia care and reduce the use of antipsychotic medications in skilled-nursing facilities (SNFs).

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By Derek Ishaque