DI Service Publications and Types
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This educational service serves as a guide to prescribing medications for health care providers (specifically prescribers and pharmacists). At times, misinformation is presented that can lead to the misuse of medications. Each one-page newsletter presents evidence-based data/information and recommendations supported by the literature to ensure medications are prescribed appropriately.
Each Monday morning, one of these two publications is emailed to SUGDIS subscribers. A rotation schedule has been developed, but priority of events will dictate which resource will be sent.
- CLIPs--Current Literature and Information for Pharmacists: Year of inception: 1997
CLIPs was created to notify pharmacists (in addition to other health care professionals) of current literature news. A brief review of recently published materials is provided to inform pharmacists of activities that may be applied in their daily practice. Each issue will contain either a summarization of new therapy recommendations/guidelines or examples of how pharmacists can be actively involved in providing pharmaceutical care and/or educating patients and health care practitioners. Issues may also provide journal citations pertaining to key articles and quick synopsis that would be beneficial to improve pharmacists’ daily practice skills.
- New Drug FAX Sheet: Year of inception: 1996
The New Drug FAX Sheet was developed to notify health care professionals of current medication information/news. The topics will be presented in a few different formats. These include a brief, one page review (which includes indication, review of clinical studies, safety/drug interactions, dosing, and conclusion) of a newly approved/soon-to-be-approved medication or any new "facts" pertaining to mediations (e.g., new indications, market removal, new warnings/safety issues, etc.).
- Pharmacy Precis: Year of inception: 1982
A quarterly newsletter addressing either new drug reviews, drug class reviews, new breakthroughs in medicine, and current topics of interest to all health care professionals.
Up dated Oct 11