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The Aerobika® Oscillating Positive Expiratory Pressure (OPEP) Therapy System is a hand-held device that improves breathlessness and the ability to move mucus in patients with lung disease.
Effective June 1, 2018, all licensed prescribers in Michigan will be required to check MAPS when prescribing controlled substances to any patient.
Biotin May Interfere with Certain Lab Tests / OSP News
FDA warns that high biotin blood levels can cause clinically significant incorrect lab results. This has been identified by an increase in the number of reported adverse events, including one death, related to biotin interference with lab tests.
Blue Cross Complete MDHHS Newborn Enrollment Issue Notice / Health Plan News
The Michigan Department of Health and Human Services issued a notice on March 28, 2018, to let providers know that they are aware and working on the delay in newborns being retroactively enrolled in the appropriate managed care plan.
Safe Drug Storage and Disposal / OSP News
Put your medicines up and away and out of sight!
Blue Cross Complete Provider Portal Navinet Maintenance Notice / Health Plan News
Please be advised that planned maintenance to the Care Gaps and Pre-Authorization Management platforms may occur on Thursday evenings between 6:00 pm and 8:30 pm.
Ketogenic Diet For Weight Loss: Is It Safe? / OSP News
The ketogenic diet has gained popularity among those trying to lose weight, but its long-term safety and benefits are questionable.
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network’s Commercial Pharmacy Will Cover Shingrix / Health Plan News
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan and Blue Care Network’s Commercial Pharmacy will cover Shingrix at zero cost share, beginning April 1, 2018, for members ages 50 and older.
National Drug Take Back Day / OSP News
National Drug Take Back Day events across the country continue to collect exceedingly higher amounts of opioids and other unused medications from people’s homes, where they could be stolen and abused by family and friends.
New, Preferred Shingles Vaccine Available / OSP News
Shingrix®, a 2-dose recombinant vaccine for the prevention of herpes zoster and related complications is available and preferred over Zostavax®.
National Nutrition Month 2018 / OSP News
March is National Nutrition Month! This annual nutrition education and information campaign is presented by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics. The theme for 2018 is, “Go Further with Food”.
Human papillomavirus (HPV) is the most common sexually transmitted infection in the United States. Some health effects caused by HPV can be prevented with vaccines.
Consolidated Guidelines for Opioid Use / OSP News
Michigan Quality Improvement Consortium (MQIC) releases new guidelines for opioid use.