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Kentucky Medicaid Pharmacy Program Announcements

National Prescription Drug Toss -   Saturday, Oct. 26, 2013.

The Drug Enforcement Administration has designated Saturday, Oct 26, 2013, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. a drug take-back day.

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day provides safe, convenient and responsible prescription drug disposal and educates the public about the potential for medication abuse.

According to a recent report by the Trust for America's Health, Kentucky has the third-highest rate of fatal overdoses. The majority of these deaths are from prescription medications.

More than 70 prescription drug collection sites in Kentucky currently are scheduled to be open on Saturday, Oct. 26, from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. for drug tossing. Find a drug disposal location in your area.

We hope Kentuckians will participate in this event and help rid Kentucky of the potential harm from unnecessary prescription drugs.

Attention Kentucky Medicaid Members: New warnings about the use of Acetaminophen (Tylenol)

On Aug. 1, 2013, the Food and Drug Administration issued a warning that acetaminophen (name brands include Tylenol) products may cause serious skin reactions. Prescription medications containing acetaminophen, over-the-counter medications containing acetaminophen, products containing only acetaminophen and products containing acetaminophen in combination with other medications may cause serious skin reactions. These skin reactions may cause reddening of the skin, rash, blisters and detachment of the upper surface of the skin. These reactions could be life threatening. If you have a skin reaction and you are taking acetaminophen, stop taking the medicine immediately and call your doctor.

To help prevent the potential for serious liver disease, members are encouraged to keep their daily dose of acetaminophen to no more than 3,000 mg per day.

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Makena® Coverage Change

Beginning Oct. 2, 2013, we will begin covering Makena® for our fee-for-service recipients with prior authorization approval. Please refer to the Fee-For-Service Pharmacy Provider Notice #167 - July Pharmacy Updates for additional information.

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Contact Information
 

Kentucky Department for Medicaid Services

Pharmacy Program

275 E. Main St.
6C-C
Frankfort, KY 40621

(502) 564-9444

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Medicare and Medicaid Prescription Drug Information
 

For information regarding the Medicare and Medicaid prescription drug programs, click here.

 

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