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Ohio State Law now requires that a dentist, advanced practice registered nurse,…

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Ohio State Law now requires that a dentist, advanced practice registered nurse, physician assistant, or physician, when ordering a test for the presence of Lyme disease in a patient, provide to the patient or patient’s representative a written notice with the following information:

“Your health care provider has ordered a test for the presence of Lyme disease. Current testing for Lyme disease can be problematic and may lead to false results. If you are tested for ...

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OBN E*News 9/2/2014 – Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) Classified as Sch…

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OBN E*News 9/2/2014 – Hydrocodone Combination Products (HCPs) Classified as Schedule II Controlled Substances Effective October 6, 2014

Effective October 6, 2014, all hydrocodone combination products (HCPs) will be classified as schedule II controlled substances pursuant to a rule adopted by the United States Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA). For specific guidance in prescribing and complying with this new regulation, click on the link to review the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy’s guidance document, www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/hydrocodone. ...

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Invitation to participate in COHCA

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COHCA encourages members to participate actively in the organization. Your ideas, spirit, and commitment are needed to keep COHCA relevant and vital. Please review the Committees and Board missions and mark the box you are interested in. Please indicate any relevant experience that you can bring to an appointment and a brief statement about why you want to serve.

BOARD OF DIRECTORS – 2 year appointments; may be renewed for one additional consecutive appointment. Currently we have 6 Board ...

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Former State Legislator Kearns Dies

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We a heavy heart we inform you of the passing of a very close friend.  Merle Grace Kearns was a healthcare hero to providers and patients alike as she worked tirelessly to promote healthcare reform in Ohio. She was a pioneer for healthcare providers as she sponsored legislation to allow providers to practice within their full knowledge, skills and abilities. She was a champion for the sick, young and aging and promoted access to care issues.

Below is an article acknowledging her ...

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Pharmacy Board Targets Jefferson County Pill Mill Doctor

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Dr. Douglas S. Trubiano, D.O. of Tiltonsville is facing felony charges after a joint investigation by the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy and Jefferson County Drug Task Force led to his arrest Friday for alleged operation of a pill mill.

The investigation began in March based on an anonymous complaint that Trubiano, 43, was prescribing large quantities of controlled substances to female patients “inappropriately,” according to the state board.

He was arrested by the Jefferson County Drug Task Force and booked on one ...

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Nurse Practitioner Job Opening

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IMS-Inpatient Medical Services, is a premier provider of 24/7 Hospitalist and Post-Acute Care Physician services. IMS has built its reputation for clinical excellence through long-term partnerships with top healthcare systems in Northeast Ohio. We cover over 10 hospitals in Northeast Ohio and have over 80 Physicians

We are currently searching for skilled Nurse Practitioners to fill a critical role within our hospital setting. We have both DAY and NIGHT positions available. ...

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ATTENTION Prescribers: There is a new feature, the active cumulative morphine eq…

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ATTENTION Prescribers:
There is a new feature, the active cumulative morphine equivalent graph, in the Ohio Automated Rx Reporting System (OARRS). This graph allows prescribers to view a patient’s ACME score for a period of time up to 24 months. To learn more about this new feature, including a sample of the new graph as part of a patient’s history report, see http://pharmacy.ohio.gov/MEDGraph.

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Pharmacists Can Now Administer The Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

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Effective June 9, 2014, licensed pharmacists are permitted to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older pursuant Amended Emergency Rule 4729-5-38.

Pharmacists should be advised that the following criteria must be met in order to provide the vaccine:

  • The individual receiving the vaccination must be 18 years or older (ORC 4729.41).
  • The pharmacist must be able to document meeting the training criteria required by rule 4729-5-36 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Announcement from the Board of Pharmacy regarding Tramadol: Effective Septembe…

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Announcement from the Board of Pharmacy regarding Tramadol:

Effective September 1, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances in the state of Ohio pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code 4729-11-03. Section 3719.44 of the Ohio Revised Code authorizes the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (OSBP) to add a previously unscheduled compound, mixture, preparation, or substance to any schedule.

To assist with the implementation of this rule, the Ohio State Board of ...

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Pharmacists may administer Zostavax without a prescription for some patients starting today

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The Council for Ohio Health Care Advocacy “COHCA”  is happy to announce that starting May 22, 2014 Ohio pharmacists will be able to administer Zostavax (herpes zoster vaccine) to patients without a prescription if they meet the following requirements.

The patient must meet the age criteria specified in the FDA approved labeling.   According to the FDA, Zostavax is a live attenuated virus vaccine indicated for prevention of herpes zoster (shingles) in individuals 50 years of age and older.

The pharmacist must be ...

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