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  • Law Manual

    The NPA Pharmacy Law Manual has been updated to reflect 2015 legislative changes. Click here for an order form, or click here to order online.

  • MPJE Review

    Preparing for the Nebraska MPJE is easy with the Nebraska MPJE Review! This manual addresses the objectives as outlined by NABP. Click here for an order form or click here to order online.

  • Membership

    Join today! Click here for more information.  Or renew your current membership by logging into your NPA member profile.

  • Drug Disposal

    KETV's Julie Cornell, and U-Save pharmacist, Charisse Beck, explain the importance of safely disposing of unused medication.  Find a participating pharmacy near you!

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OSHA Update - Live Training Webinars
If you are a pharmacist providing immunizations or CLIA-waived testing services, other health care professional assisting with these services, you must have live OSHA training on bloodborne pathogens every year. The Tennessee Pharmacists Research and Education Foundation offers a webinar that meets all of OSHA's training requirements including the live component. Register today!

NPA Job Opening: Project Coordinator
Hourly; Approximately 40 hours per week; M – F: some evening and weekend hours, plus travel required. Responsibilities: coordinate the statewide medication disposal project, assist with meeting planning, membership drives, and other projects. Primary duties include: project implementation, outreach; establishment and maintenance of effective relationships and correspondence with participating pharmacies and other stakeholders; delivery of health education messages; maintenance of appropriate records; update social media platforms and assist in grant reporting. Seeking an outgoing individual who has the ability to: coordinate a program, manage databases and Excel spreadsheets, write clearly and communicate effectively, be flexible, multi-task, prioritize and follow through with great attention to detail. Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred or related field or equivalent. Necessary Special Requirements: Possession of a valid State of Nebraska driver's license and provide independent transportation. 
Send a cover letter and resume to joni@npharm.org by September 23, 2016.
 
Mediciaid Opioid Limit
The Nebraska Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board recommended a limit of 150 units of short-acting opioids in a rolling 30 day period for Nebraska Medicaid recipients. Prescribers with patients who exceeded the recommended limit were sent a letter in May. Of these, 507 prescribers saw 84% of patients, or 1,445 unique patients, whose dosage of opioids exceeded 150 units in 30 days - an average of five doses a day. Prescribers were encouraged to taper opioid doses for those patients. Prescribers were notified in advance of the implementation of this limit to allow patients the time needed to taper the number of doses used in 30 days. In October, claims exceeding the 150 unit limit will reject at the pharmacy level. This and other issues have been highlighted in the quarterly newsletter of the DUR Program, DUR Matters.  Keep up with this and other matters related to Nebraska Medicaid by subscribing to the newsletter.

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