Pharmacy Newsletter – Nov 2021
Have a Patient Going on Vacation?
Is your patient traveling soon and needs to fill their chronic medication(s) early or for more than a 90-day supply? CHPW offers larger days’supply overrides allowing a prescription to befilled early or for more than a 90-day supply.This makes it possible for your patient to have enough medication on hand for the period they are not able to fill at their regular pharmacy.
It is advisable to put in the request at least two weeks ahead of the patient’s departure.
USPSTF Aspirin Update
The USPSTF (US Preventative Services Task Force) released a draft recommendation in October 2021 about the use of low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of cardiovascular disease (CVD). The draft recommendation serves as an update to the to 2016 recommendations for initiating low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD and colorectal cancer. The update recommends any decision to initiate low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD in adults 40 to 59 years of age with at least a 10% CVD risk should be individualized. Moreover, the USPSTF recommends against initiating low-dose aspirin for primary prevention of CVD in anyone greater than 60 years of age.
The draft recommendation is available for public comment through November 8, 2021. Use the link below to read the full draft recommendation and provide any comments before the November 8 deadline.
- Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication.” Draft Recommendation: Aspirin Use to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease: Preventive Medication | United States Preventive Services Taskforce, 12 Oct. 2021, https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/draft-recommendation/aspirin-use-to-prevent-cardiovascular-disease-preventive-medication.
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