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2018 GVR Golf Open



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2018 Immunize SD Conference


Find agenda and register HERE

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SDSHP joins “South Dakotans Against the Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue” Coalition

After hearing concerns from some SDSHP members about the Prescription Drug Pricing Initiated Measure, the SDSHP Board of Directors researched the measure and has voted to join the “South Dakotans Against Deceptive Rx Ballot Issue” Coalition. The measure will be on the November 2018 South Dakota ballot and will be known as IM26. SDSHP is very concerned about the implications of this particular measure for both patients and pharmacies.


If passed, IM26 would cap the price a state agency may pay for prescription drugs at the VA rate. At first glance, this measure may seem like an acceptable plan; however, IM26 could very well bring higher prescription drug prices to South Dakotans. Therefore, it will be important that the public is well educated on this measure before they hit the voting booths in November. Here is a link to the full text of the measure:


If you have any questions or concerns regarding SDSHP’s involvement in this coalition, please email Aaron Larson at

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ASHP Formulary Submission Toolkit Tips for Use

Need resources for preparing formulary submissions? ASHP will be hosting a webinar that reviews resources on ASHP’s new Formulary Submission Resource Center. During this webinar, you will learn tips for collecting and presenting accurate and relevant information for formulary submissions to the Pharmacy and Therapeutics committee. The webinar will be held Monday, July 23rd from 12-1PM Eastern (11AM-12PM Central). For more information and to register please click on the link HERE


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