March/April 2018 Newsletter
In this issue:

  • President's Message
  • Regulatory Updates
  • Board Update: Meetings Report
  • Affiliate Chapter News & Events 
  • St. Louis College of Pharmacy: SSHP Chapter Update
  • Preceptor Development: MSHP Fall Meeting Highlights
  • Featured Clinical Topics: Psychiatry
  • Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
  • The Role of Pharmacists in Serving Autistic Patients 
  • Abilify MyCite®: A Quick Glance and Detailed Overview
  • APA develops Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder
  • New Treatment Options for Tardive Dyskinesia
  • ECHOs for Opioids and Pain Management Benefit Pharmacists and Patients
  • Pharmacist Continuing Education
President's Message
Welcome to Spring of 2018, known throughout the world as the season of drug shortages. In this same spirit of shortages, I’ll keep my comments very brief in this issue. In fact, I’d like to use this as an opportunity to ask questions. We all know that recent drug and fluid shortages have made it extraordinarily difficult to provide optimal patient care in every situation.

Regulatory Updates
The MSHP Public Policy Committee discussed the work the Hospital Advisory committee (HAC) has been completing with the Board of Pharmacy, Department of Health and Senior Services and Missouri Hospital Association (MHA). Senate bill 501 required the removal of duplicative language from the DHSS regulations.  

Board Update: Meetings Report
The MSHP board is discussing potential legislation impacts to Missouri pharmacy practice, the 2018 Spring Meeting and other education opportunities for our members.

Affiliate Chapter News & Events
Greater Kansas City Society of Health-System Pharmacists (GKCSHP)

Upcoming Events:
April 26th: Topic Lipid Management Challenges: Statin Intolerance and Familial Hypercholesterolemia, 6:30 PM at McCormick and Schmicks
May 17th: New medication use in septic (distributive) shock, 6:30 PM at Location TBD

GKCSHP is on Instagram! Follow us  @gkcshp !

President:   Katie Korte , PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Mid-Missouri Society of Health-System Pharmacists (MMSHP)

Congratulations to the new board members of MMSHP, who will be installed
at the April 12 th meeting:
  • President-Elect: Emily Wiederanders, Pharm.D.
  • Secretary/Membership Chair: Alissa Bearly, Pharm.D.

Upcoming Events:
April 5th: GSK Vaccine Presentation, Time and Location TBD
April 12th: MU Resident Presentations, 6:00 PM at Shakespeare’s South
May 2018: UCB Presentation, Time and Location TBD
June 14th: American Diabetes Association Guidelines 2018, Time and Location TBD

President (through 4/12/18) : Jordan Anderson, PharmD, BCPS, BCPPS
President (beginning 4/12/18): Colleen Sheehan, PharmD
Saint Louis Society of Health-System Pharmacists (StLSHP)

Congratulations to the new board members for STLSHP.

  • President-Elect: Erin Hennessey, Pharm.D., BCPS
  • Secretary: Yvonne J. Burnett, PharmD, Assistant Professor of Pharmacy Practice at St. Louis College of Pharmacy

Upcoming Events:
April 26th: Topic TBD, 6:00 PM
President: Emily Owen , PharmD, BCPS, BCCCP 
Southeast Missouri of Health-System Pharmacists (SEMSHP)

We just gained a new affiliate in Southeast Missouri. We are looking to increase the membership for them. If you know anyone that lives in that area, please pass on the word to join MSHP and add SEMSHP to their affiliate membership.

Please contact Ashley McCormick if you have questions about joining the local affiliate
St. Louis College of Pharmacy
SSHP Chapter Update
St. Louis College of Pharmacy’s SSHP has started off the spring semester with multiple career development and community outreach events.

First, we had a fundraiser called “Pants with a Purpose.” This was a fundraising event in which for every pair of pants purchased, a pair was donated to St. Patrick’s Center for the Homeless. This event was a way for students to give back to their community, and SSHP was fortunately able to donate about $1800 to the charity.

Preceptor Development:
MSHP Fall Meeting Highlights
Precepting Millennial Pharmacy Students

The “411” on Millennials People:
Students of the “Millennial Generation” are born between the years of 1980-2000. This group also goes by the name of “Gen Y,” “Nexters,” and the “Me, Me, Me Generation.” 1-3

Featured Clinical Topic:
Parkinson’s Disease Psychosis
Parkinson’s disease, a chronic and progressive neurologic disorder, afflicts nearly 10 million people worldwide. 1 The characteristic motor symptoms of Parkinson’s disease, including bradykinesia, muscular rigidity, resting tremor, and postural instability, are thought to be caused by a loss of dopamine producing cells, along with decreased dopamine concentrations within the brain. 2

The Role of Pharmacists in Serving Autistic Patients 
The prevalence of autism has skyrocketed over the last decade. In the 1980’s, one in 2000 children was diagnosed with autism. According to the CDC, that demographic has significantly increased to one in 68 children being diagnosed with autism in the United States. 1 With autism on the rise, the cost of caring for autistic patients in the United States has increased to 236 billion dollars per year. 2

Abilify MyCite®: A Quick Glance and Detailed Look at an Innovative Technology
A new innovative technology has been introduced the in the area of mental health with Abilify MyCite ® . The technology is a combination of both drug and medical device used to help track and monitor medication adherence in patients with psychiatric conditions for which aripiprazole is an appropriate treatment option.

APA develops Practice Guideline for the Pharmacological Treatment of Patients with Alcohol Use Disorder
Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) is a pattern of alcohol use that includes compulsive alcohol use, loss of control over alcohol intake, and having withdrawal symptoms when decreasing or ceasing alcohol intake. Alcohol effects on physical, psychological, and mental health can lead to many diseases and injury-related health conditions. 

New Treatment Options for Tardive Dyskinesia
It is estimated that there are about five million people currently taking antipsychotic medications and that number is continuing to rise as the use of antipsychotics has expanded beyond use for schizophrenia and are now used in bipolar disorder and major depression. 1 Adherence is critically important with antipsychotic treatment and a consistent barrier to medication adherence has been some concern over long-term consequences of side effects. 

ECHOs for Opioids and Pain Management Benefit Pharmacists and Patients
The nationwide opioid crisis is focusing attention on why pharmacists must be involved in interdisciplinary care, especially for patients suffering from chronic pain or addiction. Treatment for these patients is improving in Missouri because pharmacists, physicians and other health professionals are sharing their expertise and experiences through  Show-Me ECHO .  

Pharmacist Continuing Education
Keeping Up with Psychiatric Disorders: Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Program Number : 2018-03-01
Approval Dates: 4/4/18 - 7/6/18
Approved Contact Hours : One (1) CE(s) per LIVE session.

Submit answers for CE credit using the link below.
2018 MSHP/KCHP Spring Meeting
Registration is now open. Please visit the website for schedule and additional details for the 2018 MSHP/KCHP Spring Meeting
Upcoming Newsletter Info
May/June 2018 Newsletter

Featured Clinical Topic:  Critical Care/Pulmonary/Emergency Medicine*

*The May/Jun Featured Clinical Topic has received the maximum number of submission titles and new titles are no longer being accepted. 

Submit to:   Barb Kasper
2018 Featured Clinical Topics
Jul/Aug: Pain
Sept/Oct: Cardiology/Anticoagulation
Nov/Dec: Infectious Disease
Newsletter Submission Guidelines
  • Pharmacists, pharmacy technicians, and pharmacy students in Missouri are eligible to submit content for publication in the MSHP Newsletter. Student submissions need to include pharmacist oversight.
  • Submit content to the current Newsletter Committee Chair on or before the established deadlines.
  • CE and Featured Clinical Topics must be approved by the Newsletter Committee Chair in advance of article submission, to prevent duplicates. Duplicate articles submitted without advanced approval may not be published.
  • Recommended length of submissions for committee, affiliate, college/schools of pharmacy, and student chapter reports is half to one page in length.
  • Recommended length of submissions for featured clinical topics is 1 to 2 pages, without references.
  • Recommended length of CE articles is individualized, based on the amount of CE provided.
  • Recommended length of submission for other categories is 1 to 2 pages.
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  • Jul/Aug 2018: July 9th
  • Sept/Oct 2018: September 10th
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MSHP Board of Directors
2017 - 2018
President: Jeremy Hampton
President-Elect: Tony Huke
Immediate Past President: Laura Butkievich
Secretary: Elaine Ogden
Treasurer: Sarah Bledsoe
MSHP Committee Chairs
2017 - 2018
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Public Policy Committee - Amy Benson
Newsletter Committee - Barb Kasper
Education and Programming - Christina Stafford
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2017-2018 MSHP Newsletter Committee Members

Sarah Cook , PharmD (Vice-Chair)
Hannah Pope , PharmD, BCPS
Laura Challen , PharmD, MBA, BCPS, BCACP