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Scrub Your Hands to Protect Your Health

Dec. 5 through 11 is National Handwashing Awareness Week — the perfect time to remind everyone that keeping your hands clean is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. more

Cooking Healthier Holiday Meals on a Budget

Cooking Healthier Holiday Meals on a Budget

Eating a healthy diet is a challenge any time of the year, but around the holidays, it gets even harder. But with a few helpful tips, you can have a healthy holiday without breaking the bank. more

Approved: First Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B

Approved: First Gene Therapy for Hemophilia B

There's a new treatment for a serious bleeding disorder. more

Colds vs. COVID vs. the Flu

Colds vs. COVID vs. the Flu

The season is changing, and COVID-19 is still here. And with colder weather comes the threat of colds and the flu. But how can you tell the difference between the three? more

Millions of Youth Reportedly Use Tobacco

Millions of Youth Reportedly Use Tobacco

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) released a new study showing high use of tobacco products among teenagers. more

Understanding Emergency Use Authorizations

Understanding Emergency Use Authorizations

If you have been following the news during the COVID-19 pandemic, you might have noticed that the FDA has been granting "emergency use authorizations" (EUAs) to vaccines and drugs. But what is an EUA? more

Companies Under Fire for Selling E-Cig Products

Companies Under Fire for Selling E-Cig Products

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued warning letters to five companies for selling products they shouldn't be selling. more

How to Find Calm Throughout the Holiday Chaos

How to Find Calm Throughout the Holiday Chaos

With the holiday season in full swing, focusing on staying calm during the holidays can benefit you in many ways.  more

New Rx Authorized as COVID-19 Treatment

New Rx Authorized as COVID-19 Treatment

The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an emergency use authorization (EUA) for a new drug to treat COVID-19. more

Staying Active During the Holidays

Staying Active During the Holidays

'Tis the season of heaping plates, sweet treats, endless holiday parties, lazy days off work and all-too-often, expanding waistlines. more

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Healthier with MSU Health Care Pharmacy

September 30, 2022

MSU Health Care Pharmacy is proud to serve the Spartan community. We have been rated 5-stars for patients refilling their medication for cholesterol, diabetes and hypertension by the Center for Medicaid and Medicare (CMS). Read more

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MSU Health Care Pharmacy Now Offering COVID-19 Treatments

July 11, 2022

The MSU Health Care Pharmacy is now dispensing two vital COVID-19 treatments to both patients of MSU clinics and to members of the broader campus and local community. Read 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