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January Formulary Updates
Read more for a link to the January 2012 Formulary changes.
Located in Employee News Online / 2012 / Feb. 22
Pharmacy benefit changes
In order to keep the pharmacy benefit affordable for members and provide access to high quality, effective medication options, several changes to the pharmacy benefit will be implemented beginning May 1.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / April
Study points to new uses, unexpected side effects of already-existing drugs
Scientists at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine and the University of California, San Francisco have developed and experimentally tested a technique to predict new target diseases for existing drugs.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Nov. 5, 2009
Reminder: Central Inpatient Pharmacy renovation and move
At 8 p.m. on Wednesday, April 27, the Central Inpatient Pharmacy (CIP) will begin to move into its temporary location - the “old” Memorial Central Outpatient Pharmacy (COP), located in the Memorial Hospital lobby, to allow for renovation of the existing CIP space. The special formulations area will temporarily relocate to the 2 Anderson pharmacy satellite (across from SICU).
Located in Employee News Online / 2011 / April 27
NIAID grant launches Kashuba's plan for HIV-prevention trials
Development of an AIDS vaccine is struggling. Topical treatments aimed at stopping HIV have made little progress. Angela Kashuba, PharmD, believes that antiretroviral drugs are the best hope for halting the spread of AIDS, especially in the developing world.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - Jan. 4, 2010
2010 Pharmacy Employees of the Year
Last December, the UNC Hospitals Department of Pharmacy honored three employees with 2010 Employee of the Year Awards. Please join in congratulating our 2010 Department of Pharmacy Employees of the Year.
Located in Employee News Online / 2011 / Feb. 2
FDA issues black box warning on clopidogrel (Plavix)
There was a recent update to the package insert for clopidogrel (Plavix) that includes a black box warning for use in patients who are poor metabolizers.
Located in Vital Signs / Archives / Vital Signs - April 1, 2010
Electronic Prescriptions Accepted by UNC Outpatient Pharmacies
Beginning Dec. 1, the UNC Outpatient Pharmacies will accept electronic prescriptions.
Located in Vital Signs / 2009 / Vital Signs - Nov. 19, 2009
Supportive Care and Consult Team makes outpatient cancer treatment easier
The UNC Supportive Care and Consult Service and Clinic’s innovative model of a pharmacist as part of the care team in the outpatient setting continues to attract national attention and interest.
Located in Vital Signs / 2011 / March 24
UNC Hospitals' renovated Central Inpatient Pharmacy opens
UNC Hospitals Central Inpatient Pharmacy returned to its newly renovated space Thursday, Feb. 23. After 10 months of work, the "new" space offers a more efficient, open floor plan, better space for sterile preparation, five tube stations, and a space-saving and automated inventory system.
Located in Employee News Online / 2012 / Feb. 29