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heperin recall

April 25, 2018

BD Medical Voluntary Recall

By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

RECALL NOTICE: BD Medical has issued a voluntary recall of BD PosiFlush Heparin Lock Flush and BD Pre-Filled Normal Saline Flush syringes due to a potential for contamination by bacteria.  

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ACA Open Enrollment assistance

November 14, 2017

Enrollment for ACA Plans Closes December 15

By Jeff Cornett

Enrollment for ACA marketplace plans closes December 15 for insurance coverage that begins on January 1, 2018.  Links to the insurers offering ACA plans in Georgia is available here.  

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Medic Alert Bracelet

November 13, 2017

Great News about Medic Alert®

By Penny Kumpf, BSN, RN-BC, VWD Community Outreach Nurse

As of October 2017, the Medic Alert® Foundation International will no longer be charging annual renewal fees. Now, it’s a onetime cost.

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Parker Supports Research

October 12, 2017

Parker's Story

Support Research for a Cure

By Michelle Turkington

Every three days, eight-year-old Parker’s mom helps him inject medicine into one of his veins. Parker has severe hemophilia. Signs of the disorder, which affects the blood’s ability to clot, began appearing when he was an infant. His mother Kristie told us, “As he went on, the bruises just kept coming.”  Kristie had no family history and no complications with her first child, so she was stunned to learn she was a carrier for hemophilia.  She found out only after Parker’s little brother, Oliver, was diagnosed, too.  

 

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HoG Pharmacy Team

October 5, 2017

October is American Pharmacists Month

By Michelle Turkington

October is American Pharmacists Month. Throughout October, the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) encourages communities to celebrate pharmacists’ contributions toward improving medication use and advancing patient care.

Thank you to Leigh Carpenter (RPh) and Resham Sahijram (PharmD) and their team for doing a great job for our clients!

#KnowYourPharmacistKnowYourMedicine

#AmericanPharmacistsAssociation

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Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

October 2, 2017

Prior Authorizations are Becoming the Norm

Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

By Leigh Carpenter, RPh, Director of Pharmacy

Most insurance plans require prior authorizations when filling factor prescriptions. A prior authorization (PA) is a process used by health insurance companies to determine if they will pay for a prescribed procedure, service, or medication. The process is intended to act as a safety and cost-saving measure, although it has received criticism from healthcare providers for being costly and time-consuming.

 

 

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Generic Box of Factor

September 14, 2017

What should I do if I lose power and have factor in the refrigerator?

By Michelle Turkington

During the past hurricane with all the power outages, we received a question on factor that we wanted to share with everyone.

Q: What should I do if I lose power and have factor in the refrigerator?

A: You should remove the factor from the refrigerator and write the current date on it. It can keep for up to six months at room temperature.

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Hurricane Irma

September 11, 2017

Hurricane Irma Message

Due to the weather, Hemophilia of Georgia’s office and pharmacies will be open from 8 a.m. until noon today. We will give an update later today on Tuesday’s hours of operation.

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HoG Cares About You

September 8, 2017

Hurricane Irma Message

As the Southeast prepares for the impact of Hurricane Irma, Hemophilia of Georgia and its employees want you to know we care about you and your family.  

Next week’s weather is uncertain. Please be advised that certain areas may not be able to receive deliveries. If you have evacuated, we can most likely still deliver factor to you at your temporary address. 

We will keep you posted through social media. We will also update our recorded phone message. Get the latest updates on the storm from the Georgia Emergency Management Agency (GEMA). http://www.gema.ga.gov. Stay safe.

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Help for Hurricane Harvey

August 29, 2017

HoG Responds to Hurricane Harvey

By Michelle Turkington

Our pharmacy is assisting the hemophilia community affected by Hurricane Harvey. We have begun receiving orders from the Gulf States Hemophilia and Thrombophilia Center in Houston to make sure their patients and other patients served by this HTC have factor. In 2005, our pharmacy dispensed and shipped a few orders as a result of Hurricane Katrina and in 2008, we processed 63 orders in the aftermath of Hurricane Ike. We are here to help. #HURRICANEHARVEY

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