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WEBSITE OF THE STATE OF SOUTH DAKOTA DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH
Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter

 


 

July 2015
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:  David Fisher, Christopher Daniels, William Soderlund Jr., Ken Riverson, Adebowale Aremu, Lacee Gallagher, Wan-Ting Chiu, and Brian Headtke.  As of this writing, there is 1922 pharmacist licensed in South Dakota. Of these, 1206 have addresses of South Dakota and 716 reside in other states. Some bordering states with SD licensed pharmacists are: ND – 31; MN – 158; IA – 74; and NE – 59.   

NEW BOARD STAFF

     Bill VanderAarde R.Ph. joined the board staff on May 11th. Bill will be responsible for conducting the inspections in the northeast region of the state. Bill joins the staff with a diverse back ground in retail and hospital and most recently as the Director of Pharmacy for the Milbank Area Hospital.  If you practice pharmacy in the NE, look forward to Bill’s smiling face in the near future.      

 

MEDICAL MISSION TRIPS  

     The board staff have recently received many inquires about the possibility of possessing and carrying / transporting medications, including controlled substances to assist in the treatment of the underserved in other countries. The Drug Enforcement Administration does have an Export Waiver to assist with international humanitarian efforts for DEA registered practitioners and the necessary requirements to legally export controlled substances. Be advised the waiver application and process only applies to the exportation of the controlled substances and retains no authority or effect in any foreign country. Import authority should be obtained from the country of destination. For comprehensive instructions of this process, please visit the DEA website specific to medical missions at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/imp_exp/med_missions.htm

 

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING UPDATE

     The SD PDMP is evolving and changing in numerous ways.  We are moving our database hosting services from Health Information Designs (HID), who have served us well for 4 years, to the Appriss owned PMP AWARxE as of June 1, 2015.   We were provided a grant from the NABP Foundation for one year of AWARxE.  The timing couldn’t be better as our Harold Rogers grant funding will be ending soon.   Thank you NABP!

 

     We have been working diligently with Appriss to design our system to meet the needs of all in order to drive enhanced use.  You’ll see that ease of use is a key with PMP AWARxE.  We have heard very positive feedback! 

Further, we are working with pharmacy providers to voluntarily move to daily data submissions.   Several have agreed to do this!  AWARxE can make data available in the database in approximately 2 hours after submission.  This provides substantial additional value to all users!  Please access the PDMP web site at http://doh.sd.gov/boards/pharmacy/pdmp.aspx for information on how to sign up, run a patient request and more. 

 

     We hit a milestone of over 7,000 on line PDMP queries in April.  Pharmacists and prescribers are driving increased use as you can see in the table below.  We currently have 73% of pharmacists, 23% of MD/DO’s, 45% of PA’s, 38% of NP’s and 19% of all dentists approved for data access.   

 

 

     Lastly we are working with Avera Health to integrate PDMP data into workflow.  This should roll out in the fall. 

 

     The top controlled substance in SD remains Hydrocodone combination products despite moving them to CII and with the SD Veteran’s Affairs facilities now reporting we are seeing a substantial increases in all tracked areas.

April Most Prescribed Drugs

Rx's

Quantity

Days Supply

Quant/Rx

Hydrocodone BIT/Acetaminophen

22,514

1,543,029

296,679

69

Tramadol HCl

14,371

1,133,037

266,466

79

Zolpidem Tartrate

8,640

282,321

278,822

33

Lorazepam

7,979

398,912

183,152

50

Clonazepam

7,029

431,285

213,432

61

Alprazolam

5,373

238,973

162,127

44

Dextroamphetamine/Amphetamine

5,273

306,282

137,879

58

Methylphenidate HCL

5,155

229,642

155,073

45

Oxycodone HCl

4,405

288,326

56,418

65

Oxycodone HCL/Acetaminophen

4,352

368,155

85,189

85

 

     Pharmacists keep up your attentiveness to your customers and continue using the PDMP.   This is an epidemic of addiction and thank you for working together to make a difference!

 

 

BIENNIAL INVENTORIES & EXPIRED CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES

     The Drug Enforcement Agency under 21 CFR 1304.11 (c) states after the initial inventory is taken, the registrant shall take a new inventory of ALL stocks of controlled substances on hand at least every two years.  The biennial inventory may be taken on any date which is within two years of the previous biennial inventory date.

 

     An important item to remember with the statement above is that you need to include your outdated controlled substances in your inventory. Our inspectors have isolated a few cases where outdated inventory has been appropriately removed from the active inventory waiting for the Reverse Distributor or destruction, and did not include the outdated inventory in the biennial inventory which would a violation of state and federal laws.

 

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
Rita Schulz, Sr. Secretary   rita.schulz@state.sd.us
Kari Shanard-Koenders, PDMP Director kari.shanard-koenders@state.sd.us
Melanie Houg,PDMP Assistant    melanie.houg@state.sd.us
Gary Karel, Pharmacy Inspector     gary.karel@state.sd.us
Paula Stotz, Pharmacy Inspector     paula.stotz@state.sd.us
Jessica Neal, Secretary   jessica.neal@state.sd.us
Board of  Pharmacy Website  www.pharmacy.sd.gov