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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter

 


 

April 2013
South Dakota State Board of Pharmacy
3701 West 49th Street - Suite 204, Sioux Falls, SD 57106
 

NEW REGISTERED PHARMACISTS

     The following candidates recently met licensure requirements and were registered as pharmacists in South Dakota:  Karen Alesch, Richard Boyd, Maianh Donahue, Brenner Knapp, Kelly Kas, and Brenda Van Veldhuizen.        

NEW PHARMACIES
   
Pharmacy licenses have been issued recently to:  Regional Pharmacy #1 – Michele Kooiman PIC, Regional Pharmacy – Teresa Eastman PIC, Regional Specialty Pharmacy – Scott Peterson PIC.

340B - INVOICES

     Many pharmacies have incorporated dispensing prescriptions under the 340B plan. When these pharmacies receive their replacement of product from the wholesaler, the invoice will obviously not reflect a monetary charge for the replacement product. Since there is not a charge, some pharmacies have determined the invoice does not need to be retained. Successive audits by internal staff and or board inspectors reveal large discrepancies of on-hand product since invoices are not comprehensive to validate. Please retain all invoices per state and federal regulations for a minimum of 2 years and in a readily retrievable manner. Please contact the board office or your inspector if you have questions regarding this matter.    

NEW BOARD MEMBER
      The Governor has appointed Leonard “Lenny” Petrik as our newest member to the board. Lenny will serve a 3 year term which began October 1st of 2012. He resides in Pierre, SD and practices in a retail setting. Lenny replaces long time board member Arvid Liebe. The board and staff express our sincere thanks to Arvid for his many years of service and his profound guidance.

TECHNICIAN REMINDER
      As a reminder, if your pharmacy has added pharmacy technician staffs that are not nationally certified, and after July 1st of 2011, these technicians have until July 1st 2014 to achieve national certification by an agency recognized by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). Individuals who initially register with the board after July 1st, 2014 will be issued a technician-in-training permit and will have a maximum of two years to achieve national certification. Technician national certification does not supplant the need for a licensed pharmacist to exercise control over delegated functions not does national certification exempt the technician from registration by the board.

COMPOUNDING AND MANUFACTURING

Over the last several months, there have been numerous communications as to the definition of compounding versus manufacturing. SD Codified Law 36-11-2(5) defines compounding “as the preparation, mixing, assembling, packaging or labeling of a drug or drug device as a result of a practitioner’s prescription drug order or an initiative based on the pharmacist/patient/practitioner relationship in the course of professional practice”. (e.g.) patient specific. Manufacturing on the other hand as defined by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy is “preparation of non-patient specific products where the primary focus is on the product; not the patient”. Organizations that are manufacturing are permitted by the Food and Drug Administration.

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM (PDMP) UPDATE

  The PDMP is progressing well and we continue to receive positive comments on the program from prescribers, dispensers and law enforcement.  Nearly half (46%) of South Dakota practicing pharmacists (520) have been granted on-line access to the PDMP database while approximately 22%  (685) of all prescribers have been approved. As of February 12, 2013 there are over 1.6 million prescriptions in the database.

 

Top 10 Controlled Substances in South Dakota by Number of Doses Dispensed:  January 1, 2012 to December 31st, 2012

 

2012 Most Prescribed Drugs

RX's

Quantity

Quant/Rx

Hydrocodone/APAP

295,073

16,675,025

57

Zolpidem

102,625

3,293,422

32

Lorazepam

86,333

4,083,256

47

Clonazepam

74,990

4,625,870

62

Alprazolam

58,837

3,417,895

58

Methylphenidate

50,964

2,297,922

45

Amphetamine Salts

46,547

2,075,441

45

Oxycodone/APAP

44,966

2,753,411

61

Oxycodone

42,852

3,533,264

82

APAP/Codeine

37,527

1,493,872

40

 

 

 

Pharmacists are encouraged to use information from the SDPDMP when dispensing controlled drug prescriptions to patients.  You may register for on-line access by going to the following website – www.hidinc.com/sdpmp

Please call the Board office if you have any questions about this very important program.

 

BOARD MEETING DATES

              Please check our website for the time, location and agenda for future Board meetings.        

BOARD OF PHARMACY STAFF DIRECTORY

Office Phone    605-362-2737 FAX    605-362-2738
Randy Jones, Executive Director randy.jones@state.sd.us
Kari Shanard-Koenders, PDMP Director kari.shanard-koenders@state.sd.us
Gary Karel, Pharmacy Inspector     gary.karel@state.sd.us
Paula Stotz, Pharmacy Inspector     paula.stotz@state.sd.us
Rita Schulz, Sr. Secretary    rita.schulz@state.sd.us
Melanie Houg, Secretary       melanie.houg@state.sd.us
Jony Bruns, PDMP Assistant jony.bruns@state.sd.us 
Board of  Pharmacy Website  www.pharmacy.sd.gov