Pharmacy News

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

Spring Cleaning Safety Tips

With spring in full swing, you may be planning to do a deep house cleaning. But there are some spring cleaning health hazards you'll want to avoid. more

Approved: Novel Test for Early Alzheimer's Detection

Approved: Novel Test for Early Alzheimer's Detection

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has approved a first-of-its-kind test to diagnose Alzheimer’s disease. more

Eczema 101

Eczema 101

More than 31 million people in the United States have eczema, according to the National Eczema Association. But many do not know the basics of this common condition. more

How Exercise Can Boost Your Mood

How Exercise Can Boost Your Mood

Exercise has long been known to improve physical health, but did you know it can also improve your mental health? more

How to Spot Depression in Children

How to Spot Depression in Children

In kids and teens, severe depression is a real risk to health and well-being. Learn how to spot the signs of depression in your child. more

Grocery Shopping for Healthier Eating

Grocery Shopping for Healthier Eating

There's a lot of talk about how to eat healthily at restaurants, but what about at home? That all starts at the grocery store. more

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

Monitoring Your Blood Pressure at Home

If you're not doing these things, you're measuring your blood pressure wrong. more

5 Foods for Brain Health

5 Foods for Brain Health

Ever feel like your brain needs a boost? You may be able to find what you're looking for in your pantry or refrigerator. more

Kidney Stone Prevention

Kidney Stone Prevention

Kidney stones may be small, but they can pack a lot of pain. Read on to find out how you can reduce your chance of developing kidney stones. more

How to Reduce Portions

How to Reduce Portions

Maintaining a healthy weight is not always about what you eat — often, it's about how much you eat. more

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National Prescription Drug Takeback Day on Saturday, April 30

April 25, 2022 12am

Spring cleaning means more than just restoring the shine to floors and dusting for cobwebs. It’s also about safety, and it begins with cleaning out your medicine cabinet to remove unwanted or expired prescription medications so they don’t become a target for theft or accidentally end up in the wrong hands. Read more

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How to tell cold and flu symptoms apart

January 26, 2022

You can feel it coming on. As you grab another tissue to stifle yet another sneeze, your head is pounding, your throat feels dry and scratchy, and your nasal passages are closing in, making you sound and feel like a beached whale. But is it a cold or the flu? How can you tell? Read More

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Shots and Scripts: MSU Health Care Pharmacy helps patients navigate the pandemic

October 20, 2021

In March 2020, much of the world was put on pause due to COVID-19, including the hustle and bustle of life on Michigan State University’s campus. But for frontline health care workers, the hard work was only beginning. As the fully integrated academic health care center for the university, MSU Health Care was challenged with keeping the Spartan community safe during a pandemic, while still providing an enhanced level of care. more

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Pharmacy technicians step up to vaccinate during pandemic

June 24, 2021

While pharmacists have traditionally held the responsibility of administering shots, the COVID-19 vaccine rollout required substantially increased capacity for pharmacies. In October 2020, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services expanded vaccine training and authorizations for pharmacy staff, including qualified pharmacy technicians and interns. With millions of shots to distribute, more trained individuals would increase the efficiency and speed needed during this critical time. more

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Nutrient depletion is an often overlooked side effect of some medications

June 22, 2021

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... more

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Pharmacy can help students, their doctors to transition to on-campus learning

“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.” .. more

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Why medication adherence matters for people with diabetes, heart disease and other chronic illnesses

June 7, 2021

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…more

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MSU Health Care Pharmacy Accepts MSU Humana Plan

March 19, 2021

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... more

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Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Held For New Pharmacy

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…more