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

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter


October 2012
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: Ashley Landenberger; Ryan Rekow; Stephanie Petersen; Ian Alverson; Elizabeth Bohls; Elliot Hinricher; Jacob Hobbs; Brandon Kirchner; Ashley Kling; Brianna Siefkes; Rhianna Tuchscherer; John Weitgenant; Ashley Barta; Anna Cutler; Marisa Erlandson; Angela Pepin; Joshua Holstein; Stepahnie Jones; Bruce Jorgensen; Michael Magbuhat; Jillian Tucek; Kacie Bohlken; Timothy Magnuson; Sarah Neuhauser; Melissan Olson; Kelsey Oye; Randi Sandbulte; Emily Vitek; Terry Hoffman; Rachel Lebrun; Jennifer Sheeley; Sara Solem; Lisa Becker; Eldon Edge; Kara Estabrook; Carrie Jansen; Marie Potthoff; Andera Roche; Joseph Rose; Corrie Thurmer; Nathaniel Ehni; Lance Linderman; Jonathon Nickolas; Laura Garza; Walter Phelps; Amanda Schmig; James Sherman; Any Brandner; Reina Bruinsma; Jessica Nelson; Christopher Reynolds; Hillary Siebels; Timothy Habeck; Erik Lambrechts; Lindsay Neugebauer; Beth Sundahl; Alexandra Saastad; Scott Fjeldheim; Andrew Zwack; Jenifer Abrahamson; Jordan Baye; Katie Hagen; Greg Wollman; Clay Sloan; Donna McPherson; Daniel Shin; Kelli Shaw; and Kristine Stultz.       

NEW PHARMACIES
     Pharmacy licenses have been issued recently to:  Avera Medical Group-McHale Institute – Sioux Falls; Tom Johnson PIC; Avera ePharmacy – Sioux Falls; Andrea Darr PIC; Wal-Mart Pharmacy 10-3872 – Rapid City; Alex Chmura PIC.  

BOARD STAFF

Kari Shanard-Koenders began as the Prescription Drug Monitoring Program Director July 30th. Kari brings a diverse pharmacy background to the office. Most recently Kari’s experience includes an extensive background in Long Term Care Pharmacy. The Board is excited to have Kari on staff as Ron Huether transitions fully into his retirement.   

MEDICATION RECONCILLIATION
Medication Reconciliation is extremely important to avoid errors. In the August edition of Modern Medicine article, it is noted that almost half of patients discharged from the acute geriatric department of a hospital had 1 or more discrepancies on their medication information at discharge.  It is important to put a process in place to be sure a patient’s medication list at discharge from the hospital is the same information that is provided to the primary care physician to avoid errors. To view the entire article, go to www.formularyjournal.modernmedicine.com  

NOTES FROM INSPECTORS
Our Inspector Staff will like to make the following comments.  If you have questions, please contact your inspector or the Board office. 

  • For those pharmacies that have a freezer, please remember to record / log the temperature. If you need a form to record this information, please contact the board or your inspector and they can supply you with one.

  • Combat Meth Certificate-please check the expiration date of the certificate. Inspectors continue to find certificates that have expired.

  • Random Audits – Inspectors and the board encourage all pharmacies to conduct random audits on controlled substances.

PRESCRIPTION DRUG MONITORING PROGRAM (PDMP) UPDATE

South Dakota pharmacies and Non-Resident pharmacies licensed by the Board are very responsive in complying with the requirement to submit prescription information to the SDPDMP.  Our Board has also signed the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) with the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) for NABP’s PMP InterConnect platform. This will allow pharmacists and prescribers the ability access prescription data in those states that have agreed to participate. Some states laws and rules prevent the electronic sharing of data across state lines; however NABP staff has offered assistance to those states if a legislative change is needed.

 

As of August 14th, 2012 there are over 1 million prescriptions in the database. Many pharmacists have help our staff reach out to prescribers and encourage them to request on-line access.  Currently 406 pharmacists and 525 prescribers have been approved to access the SDPDMP database. 

 

Top 10 Controlled Substances in South Dakota by Number of Doses Dispensed:  January 1, 2012 to August 14th, 2012.

 

2012 Most Prescribed Drugs

RX's

Quantity

Quant/Rx

Hydrocodone/APAP

173,770

9,758,303

56

Zolpidem

60,636

1,928,997

32

Lorazepam

50,874

2,394,217

47

Clonazepam

44,061

2,720,830

62

Alprazolam

34,614

2,000,337

58

Methylphenidate

29,509

1,337,890

45

Amphetamine Salts

26,990

1,206,322

45

Oxycodone/APAP

26,616

1,620,729

61

Oxycodone

25,085

2,078,989

83

APAP/Codeine

22,728

874,652

38

 

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. The December 7th Board Meeting will be held in Sioux Falls.

            

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
Jill Vanderbush, Sr. Secretary    jill.vanderbush@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

 

Please read all Newsletters and keep them for future reference.  The Newsletters will be used in hearings as proof of notification. Please contact the Board office at 605-362-2737 if you have questions about an article in the Newsletter. Past Newsletters are also available on the Board’s website.