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Did You Know? Co-Circulating Influenza and SARS-CoV-2

Did You Know? Co-Circulating Influenza and SARS-CoV-2

CDC Recommendations: Printer Friendly PDF Per the CDC National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases (NCIRD), the following practices should be considered when SARS-CoV-2 and Influenza viruses are found to be co-circulating based upon local public health...

Product Focus: Aspruzyo Sprinkle® [Ranolazine]

Product Focus: Aspruzyo Sprinkle® [Ranolazine]

Printer Friendly PDF Description: ASPRUZYO Sprinkle contains ranolazine, an antianginal available as white to off-white coated extended-release granules filled in unit-dose sachets containing 500 mg or 1000 mg. Indications & Dosage: ASPRUZYO Sprinkle is indicated...

Did You Know? Naloxone – Administration

Did You Know? Naloxone – Administration

Printer Friendly PDF Opioids are a prescription drug class most commonly prescribed for the treatment of moderate to severe pain. They include drugs such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, morphine, and fentanyl. Improper use of these medications, however, can lead to an...

Antibiotics and Timing of Administration

Antibiotics and Timing of Administration

Printer Friendly PDF It is estimated that 50-70 % of nursing homes patients will be prescribed a systemic antibiotic over the course of a year1.  A patient’s routine medications can interfere with certain antibiotics, decreasing their absorption...

Insulin Expiration Dates: Update

Insulin Expiration Dates: Update

Print Friendly PDF All insulins should be stored in the refrigerator until opening and protected from light.Once opened or removed from the refrigerator for storage in the medication cart, theinsulin should be dated as it will expire in a specified time per...

Did You Know? Strategies to Stop or Switch SSRI’s

Did You Know? Strategies to Stop or Switch SSRI’s

Printer Friendly PDF There are many medications that need to be slowly tapered to discontinuation to avoid adverse effects or rebound symptoms from occurring. Antidepressants are one of the medication categories that follow this rule. The discontinuing and switching...

Product Focus: Regranex® (becaplermin, rh-PDGF)

Product Focus: Regranex® (becaplermin, rh-PDGF)

Printer Friendly PDF REGRANEX® (BECAPLERMIN) GEL IS BACK IN STOCK FROM SMITH & NEPHEW, INC Description: REGRANEX® gel is the only FDA-approved PDGF for the treatment of diabetic neuropathic ulcers, formulated to act as a first-line treatment following effective...

Did You Know? Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults

Did You Know? Influenza Vaccination in Older Adults

Printer Friendly PDF Updated Recommendations On June 30, 2022, the CDC made some important changes in regards to the influenza vaccine recommendations for adults 65 years and older. Previously, they did not recommend one vaccine over another. Currently, they give...

Did You Know? Medications and Seizure Threshold

Did You Know? Medications and Seizure Threshold

Printer Friendly PDF Certain medications can lower the seizure threshold and should be used cautiously or avoided in patients with a history of seizures. Risk of seizure can be further increased if: The medication is taken in combination with a medication that...

Did You Know? Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC’s)

Did You Know? Direct Oral Anticoagulants (DOAC’s)

Printer Friendly PDF What are DOAC’s and what are they used for? Anticoagulants are commonly used to treat atrial fibrillation and a variety of thrombotic conditions. Direct oral anticoagulants (DOAC’s) represent a major advancement in oral anticoagulation. Prior to...

Did You Know? Nebulizer Storage Recommendations

Did You Know? Nebulizer Storage Recommendations

Printer Friendly PDF Nebulizer Storage Comparison Chart (by Medication Name & Manufacturer) Medication NameManufacturerRefrigeration(Y or N)Expiration dateonce foil pouchis openedSpecific StorageRecommendationsSourceAlbuterol SulfateInhalation...