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Kim Malsam-Rysdon, Secretary of Health

South Dakota Board of Pharmacy

Newsletter

 


 

October 2014
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:  Niraj Gandhi, John Daniel, Jillian Helseth, Stephanie Jungemann, Elizabeth Koenig, Kelsey Muhl, Jennifer Doom, Marshall Julius, Kylee Bitner, Carol Elston, Ellie Hendricks, Thomas Kruse, Nicholas Goodhope, Amanda Gustafson, Jessica Harris, Amanda Johnson, Amanda Meier, Ryan Rassmussen, Megan Tycz, Kimberly Wurtz, Chelsey Risse, Martin Anderson, Megan Buysee, Stephan Fagerland, Jessica Fridley, Eric Grocott, Jane Vipond, Kelcey Correll, Kimberly Crissey, Anna Delzer, Victoria Fleischhacker, Alyssa Howard, Evan Robb, Drew Ruhlman, Kendra Whalen, Ross Tellinghuisen, Kristina Peterson, Chelsea Clem, Grant Middendorff, Jonathan Beeler, Rachel Hansen, Amy Loftesness, Kimberly Magers, Ashley Martin, Dana Merkel, Donald Bladt, Elizabeth Koehler, Sarah Ross, Melissa Houdek, Amber Schmidt, Jeremy Danile, Igor Kleyner, Stephanie Weidert, Megan Bechen, Ellen Jung, Roger Liu, Rachel Pavelko, Alex VanOverschelde, Caitlin Bills, Patti Cottrell, Cheryl Cowen, Mikala Henzlik, Tricia Snyder, Alyssa Bauer, Jessica Brandel, Salma Javadi, Amy Lane, Andrew Straw, Kelsey Aker, Ryan Robinson.       

NABP / AACP DISTRICT V ANNUAL MEETING

     The NABP / AACP District V Annual Meeting was hosted by the South Dakota Board of Pharmacy and the SDSU College of Pharmacy in Deadwood, SD on August 14th through 16th. The meetings were held at the Lodge of Deadwood. Near record attendance was noted. 74 representatives from the various Board and Colleges attended with a total of 96 registered to include family and guests. District V consists of colleges and boards from SD, ND, MN, IA, NE, and Canadian Associate Members from the provinces of Manitoba and Saskatchewan. Educational sessions included the topics of Drug Diversion, Biosimilars, FDA Drug Quality & Security Act, Rapid Diagnostic Testing (CLIA) Opportunities, NABP Governmental / Regulatory Affairs, Interdisciplinary Networking, and 3 reports from District V Study Grants. Friday Night entertainment included a tour of the Days of 76 Museum as well as a program provided by Cowboy Culture which was also at the Museum. The excellent food for the evening was catered by Cheyenne Crossing. It is the opinion of this author that the meeting was a great success given the post-op comments received by this agency. (No apologies for editorializing). Next year’s District V meeting will be held in Bismarck, North Dakota.

 

SCHEDULE CHANGES & INVENTORY REQUIREMENTS

     With the rescheduling of all tramadol containing products (Ultram & Ultracet) from non-controlled to a Schedule IV effective August 18th, and the rescheduling of all hydrocodone containing products (HCP’s) from Schedule III to Schedule II effective October 6th, be advised that base-line inventory counts need to be recorded on or before the aforementioned dates; time, date, and signature of person(s) conducting the inventory must be on the document. Make these changes to your current biennial inventory report and have available for review by our inspectors. Also be aware that any prescriptions for HCPs that are issued before October 6, 2014, and authorized for refilling, may be dispensed in accordance with 21 CFR 1306.22-1306.23, 1306.25, and 1306.27, if such dispensing occurs before April 8, 2015. If you have any questions regarding these requirements, feel free to contact your inspector or the board office.

PHARMACY TECHNICIAN REMINDER

     As a reminder, pharmacy technician certification requirements became mandatory as of July 1st 2014. Any technician hired after July 1st 2011 that has not achieved National Certification will have 2 years from July 1st 2014 to attain these credentials. If you have any questions, please contact the board office.

USP CHAPTER <800> HAZARDOUS DRUGS

     Please be aware that the proposed General Chapter <800> is currently available free of charge at http://www.usp.org/usp-nf/notices/compounding-notice. In terms of publication of the finalized chapter, there is not yet a date determined. The Compounding Expert Committee and the Hazardous Drug Expert Panel are currently reviewing all the public comments that were submitted and revising the chapter based on stakeholder input. Based on the nature and significance of the public comments received, the chapter may be revised and may be proposed again in the Pharmacopeial Forum for public comments. The timeline and next steps for General Chapter <800> is also described briefly in the previously recorded open microphone web meeting which can be found at: http://www.usp.org/usp-nf/notices/general-chapter-hazardous-drugs.

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