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MEPSHP April 2019 Newsletter

Monday, April 22, 2019  
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On Monday, April 15th, MEPSHP had a commercial talk sponsored by Portola. It was held at Blue Grill House in Bethlehem, PA. Dr. Ralph Riello, a pharmacist from Yale-New Haven Hospital, gave a talk on Andexxa. He explained how Andexxa is the only reversal agent available for the anticoagulants, apixaban and rivaroxaban, when patients have uncontrolled bleeding from these agents. Dr. Riello also talked about his personal experience with this patient population at his practice as a Cardio Critical Care Clinical Specialist. Prior to the approval of Andexxa, there was no antidote for apixaban and rivaroxaban. We are very excited about the potential to decrease mortality in this patient population, as more hospitals add Andexxa to formulary.

Our next meeting will be our Annual Night of the Residents at Hamilton Kitchen on Thursday, May 16th. We will get to hear from our residents at both Lehigh Valley Hospital and St. Luke’s Hospital. We will have more details in the next couple weeks. We are also plannning on having some exciting CE’s in the Fall. Stay tuned.

Jeneane L. Acker, PharmD, MBA

President of MEPSHP

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