Georgia Medicaid change period ends soon

The Department of Community Health wants you to remind your patients on Medicaid that the Georgia Families Choice Change Period will end on September 30, 2017.

Members can change their current Care Management Organization (CMO) between until then. Members who do not choose their selection will remain in their CMO until the next open enrollment period.

The easiest ways to change a CMO selection during the Choice Change Period: Online at to www.georgia-families.com or by phone to (888) GA-ENROLL (423-6765) from 7:00 a.m. – 7:00 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Cancer: good news and bad

The latest report from the American Association for Cancer Research finds that the cancer death rate is declining, but new cancer cases are going to skyrocket — almost doubling by 2030. Why? Because people are living long enough to get cancer.

An now 16 hours of words from our sponsors

Americans watch an average of 16 hours of pharmaceutical ads a year, claimed Senator Claire McCaskill. (The U.S. and New Zealand are the only countries that allow such ads.)

But is that number accurate? Stat News crunched the numbers and … holy moly, it is. (And that’s assuming we watch only a few hours of TV a day, as people claim.)

Japanese students pay a visit

A group of student pharmacists from Hiroshima University stopped by the GPhA Headquarters as part of a week-long visit to learn more about pharmacy in Georgia and the U.S.

GPhA CEO Bob Coleman is on the left, next to Christine Klein, Mercer’s vice chair of experiential education. On the right is 2014 Mercer grad Stephanie White, PharmD. Click to enbiggenate.

This is a THING? What the heck?

Sulfur burps? (Note this useful information: “Treating sulfur burps typically involves treating the underlying cause.”)