Pharmacy News

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

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5 tips for a better flu shot experience at MSU Health care Pharmacy

October 27, 2020

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."more

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New Location Open

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… more

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Flu Vaccine Offered by MSU Health Care Pharmacies

August 26, 2020

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… more

Providing 90-day Medication Supply During Covid

August 11, 2020

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... more