Pharmacy News


Medications are powerful tools to help manage your health, they can also come with a variety of side effects. Patients often know to look for common side effects such as drowsiness or nausea but may not be aware of how their medications can cause nutrient depletion.


“We can work with students and on-campus doctors to ease the process at a time when students are often transitioning to managing their own health care,” said Christie Daiss, PharmD, MSU Health Care clinical pharmacist. “We want students to know we’re here to help.”


Taking medication according to the prescribed dose, time, and frequency is an important part of managing overall health and chronic conditions. Patients might not follow instructions on their medications for multiple reasons: they may not understand the directions, have difficulty sticking to a routine, or have many prescriptions to manage. However, the consequences of this can be dire. Poor medication adherence can lead to increased risk of disease progression, life-threatening complications, hospitalization, lower quality of life, or even death.

Common barriers to taking medications as prescribed:

  • Difficulty with routines
  • Understanding directions
  • Multiple prescriptions to manage

"The MSU Health Care Pharmacy wants to make it as easy as possible for patients to understand their prescriptions and take them as directed," says Nicole Gargano, PharmD, MSU Health Care Clinical Pharmacist. “It’s important to us that people don’t feel like they’re managing their medications alone.”

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Retirees with Humana insurance do not need to transfer prescriptions from MSU Health Care Pharmacy. We accept Humana and we continue to fill 90-day prescriptions for your convenience. Plus, the MSU Humana makes it easier for us to fill your specialty medications.

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On January 21st, MSU Health Care held a virtual ribbon cutting ceremony to officially open our new pharmacy location.

"MSU Pharmacies have been a vital component of the MSU community for decades. We serve MSU retirees, students, faculty, staff and other patients of MSU Health Care." - Sandra Campbell, PharmD

The new MSU Health Care Pharmacy offers a wider over-the-counter selection and several patient minded perks. Free delivery within 30 miles, curb-side prescription pick up and spacious new lobby. Click here to see some highlights on the MSU Health Care YouTube channel.

The pharmacy is always taking new patients. Call today to transfer your prescriptions or click here to request a profile transfer electronically

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Flu shots are the best way to protect yourself against the flu virus. We, like many health providers are experiencing uncertainty around future shipments of the flu vaccine. We sat down with Sandra Campbell, PharmD chief pharmacist with MSU Health Care Pharmacy to learn how she and her team are navigating this flu season.

“We are seeing record turnout for our flu vaccines,” said Campbell. “We have already administered more flu shots at our September and October drive-through flu events and in-pharmacy appointments than previous years."

Her number one piece of advice?

"It’s not too late to get a flu shot.”

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MSU Health Care is excited to announce our new pharmacy location is NOW OPEN! MSU patients, faculty, staff and students are now able to fulfill their pharmaceutical needs in our new pharmacy location at 4660 South Hagadorn Road in East Lansing. Pharmacy patrons can still utilize the Clinical Center Pharmacy through December 2020 while all remaining operations transition to the new location.

The new pharmacy, located on the first floor of 4660 South Hagadorn Road, offers flexibility to provide more services to our patients with more than 1,000 extra square feet than the Clinical Center Pharmacy. The increased space allows for upgraded features and equipment that will provide the highest-quality services to our patients.

In addition to the extra 2,000 feet of linear product space for expanded over-the-counter products, the new pharmacy offers free delivery within a 30-mile radius as well as curbside pick-up for medications. Our mobile app allows patients to submit prescription refill requests, direct message with pharmacy staff and receive health news on their mobile...

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UPDATE: Due to the uncertainty of flu shot deliveries, we have suspended our Drive-through flu shot events for November and December.

*** Face masks are required for entry into the pharmacy and at our drive-thru flu events.***

The 2021 flu vaccine is expected to arrive at the MSU Health Care pharmacies in mid-September. Two presentations have been ordered, the standard flu vaccine and the high dose flu vaccine for individuals greater than 65 years old. Flu shots will be administered to those completing a screening form over the age of 18 years.

In-Pharmacy flu vaccine

All in pharmacy vaccines are by appointment only. To make an appointment call: 517.353.3500

Drive-through flu vaccine

The MSU Health Care Pharmacies will also be holding several drive-through flu vaccine events this fall. The events will be held at the MSU Pavilion on Farm Lane. There will be several signs directing traffic to the flu vaccination area. The hours of operation for the drive-through clinic are 8 am to 4:30...


Centers for Disease Control recommends having a greater than a 30-day supply of essential medications on hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSU Pharmacy is always able to fill a 90-day supply of most prescriptions under the MSU prescription insurance plans.

Centers for Disease Control recommends having a greater than 30-day supply of essential medications on hand during the COVID-19 pandemic.

MSU Pharmacy is always able to fill 90-day supply of most prescriptions under the MSU prescription insurance plans.

Please note: If you are submitting for an early refill, please contact a pharmacy team member directly. The override is an additional process that we perform with the insurance companies.

We do not expect to have an immediate impact on product availability. There is no impact from Coronavirus (COVID-19) on supply chain for pharmaceuticals.

MSU Pharmacy believes in responsible ordering. Our team continues to be committed to your health and providing the medications you need.

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