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Doneen Hollingsworth, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter

 


 

July 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:  Mahmoud El-Emawy, Ricki Shaw, Joshua Van Veldhuizen, Stacey Kemmis, Justin Clark, Misuzu Naganuma, Jenna Sloan, Andrea Petrasko, Christina Bober, Tracy Haan, Nichole Keller, Christine Jensen, Caitlin Brannen, Laura Nielsen, Danielle Baird, and William Fugate.        

NEW PHARMACIES

     Pharmacy licenses have been issued recently to:  Regional LTC Pharmacy – Pennington County Jail; Teresa Eastman PIC.

PSEUDOEPHEDRINE LOGS

     As you are aware, pseudoephedrine logs need to be submitted to the Attorney General’s Office on a monthly basis. Pharmacies are submitting these reports manually or electronically. Please be advised the Attorney General’s Office can record this data in a timelier manner if the information is submitted to their office electronically. Law enforcement officers would then have information in a more real-time fashion to assist them with ongoing investigations. If you would like to report your pseudoephedrine sales electronically, please contact the Attorney General’s office at 605-773-4624 and they can assist you with information on how to submit electronically.     

RANDOM CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE AUDITS

     Over the past several months, there have been multiple reports of drug diversions and Loss and Theft Reports filed with the DEA, the SD Department of Health, and our office. It is our board and staffs opinion that random controlled substance audits must be conducted on a routine basis. Once you have your protocols in place, this can be a very easy task to complete. In order to accomplish this, you must have a place to start such as the counts at your last inventory date. (A). You should also be proficient with your wholesale computer in order to establish the amount of the audit drug that you have purchased over the period you are auditing. We understand that NDC numbers for generics can change frequently, however your wholesaler should be able to assist you to isolate the various NDC’s purchased over this time period. Alternatively, you would need to pull invoices for the drug and to ascertain the number of doses purchased (B). Lastly, you would need to run a distribution report from your dispensing platform to capture the doses dispensed over the same time frame. (C). Therefore A + B – C = should reflect what you have remaining on your shelves.  If you are having difficulty or have any questions about this process or equation, please contact your inspector or the Board Office at any time.

PHARMACY PERMIT RENEWALS

     According to SDCL 36-11-35, Pharmacy Permits expire on June 30th of each year. If you have not renewed or received your updated permit, please contact our office as quickly as possible as you would be in violation of statute.

NEW CONTROLLED SUBSTANCE

     Lorcaserin ( Belviq) has a currently accepted medical use in treatment in the United States. Lorcaserin HCL was approved for marketing by FDA as an addition to a reduced-calorie diet and exercise, for chronic weight management, and has been placed in the C IV class. The effective date of this ruling is June 7th, and a baseline inventory will need to be completed on this day.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM (PDMP) UPDATE

     The PDMP is moving forward from the implementation phase and 2012 start up to an “enhancement phase”.  Several enhancements are scheduled to increase efficiency and ease of use of the system.  This summer, we will begin sending alerts to practitioners and pharmacies regarding patients who have breached a threshold of 6 practitioners and 6 pharmacies in a 90 day time period.  We are planning survey activities to obtain user feedback on the system.  A Grant has been written focusing on integration of PDMP data into the workflow of a SD Health System.   The President’s Office of Drug Control Policy has set goals for 2013 to boost PDMP interoperability and use to support the fight against prescription drug abuse. 

     March 2013 marked the beginning of interoperability for South Dakota on NABP’s PMP Interconnect program.  We are currently data sharing with AZ, CT, IL, IN, KS, LA, MI, NM, ND, SC and VA.   Many other states will follow and MN will be sharing data this summer.  Practitioners may now run “multi-state” queries to obtain data on their patients who may have ties to other states. 

Our data shows we have 50% of all pharmacists and 25% of all practitioners who have requested and been granted on-line access.  More users equates to better patient care.  Please share the word on PDMP.

YTD 2013 Most Prescribed Drugs

RX's

Quantity

Quant/Rx

Hydrocodone BIT/Acetaminophen

89,144

5,092,648

57

Zolpidem Tartrate

30,409

973,716

32

Lorazepam

26,174

1,265,390

48

Clonazepam

23,657

1,439,491

61

Alprazolam

18,255

1,043,382

57

Methylphenidate HCL

16,991

759,780

45

Amphetamine Salts

15,600

692,412

44

Oxycodone HCL

13,635

1,089,692

80

Oxycodone HCL/Acetaminophen

13,384

828,743

62

Acetaminophen with Codeine

10,665

459,133

43

 

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