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    Extended After Hour STAT Times

    Always Call CPS

    February 19, 2018 / By CPS

    CPS now offers extended pharmacy hours to fill your after hour STATs. New hours went into effect on February 12, 2018. This is being done to increase customer service and minimize back-up pharmacy utilization.

    With our extended hours, it is more important than ever for your facility to fax and call CPS for all needs, no matter the time of day. CPS on-call pharmacists are able to access faxed orders and help with appropriate utilization.

    When orders are faxed directly to back-up pharmacy, without calling CPS, we will not be able to meet the desired outcome.

    The extended CPS pharmacy after hour STAT times are:

  • - Until Midnight on weekdays
  • - Until 10pm on weekends
  • What isn't changing:

  • - Cut off times - Remaining the same as before the extended hours
  • - Deliveries - Going out during the week and on Saturday consistent with current practice
  • Please share our new after hour STAT times with your staff. Reinforce the importance of always faxing CPS, then calling us directly.

    Questions? Contact CPS by phone at (877) 626-3110, or by email


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    Still Time to Get Flu Shots

    February 19, 2018 / By CPS

    With one month left in winter, your residents can still get flu shots. The flu has wreaked havoc this season, and it isn't letting up.

    A Centers of Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report shows the flu is still impacting Ohio and Kentucky, as well as the rest of the country.

    CPS has flu vaccines available if your residents are still in need. To request flu vaccines, please contact CPS by phone at (877) 626-3110, or by fax at (877) 454-1581.


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    New Shingles Vaccine Proves Effective

    February 19, 2018 / By CPS

    CPS pharmacists can provide insight into a new shingles vaccine receiving recommendation from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). The shingles vaccine is called Shingrix®.

    According to the CDC website, two doses of Shingrix reduces the risk of shingles and PHN by more than 90% in people 50 or older. Protection stays above 85% for at least the first four years after vaccination. The vaccine also does not need to be frozen. Shingrix is the prefered vaccine, over Zostovak®.

    To learn more about Shingrix, please contact CPS by phone at (877) 626-3110, and ask for a pharmacist.


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    Ampicillin 500mg in Stock at CPS

    February 19, 2018 / By CPS

    CPS now has stock of ampicillin 500mg. The nationwide shortage of ampicillin is impacting the availability of the 250mg dosage. If your facility has a resident prescribed the 250mg dosage, amoxicillin can serve as a replacement.

    If you have questions, please contact CPS by phone at (877) 626-3110, and ask for a pharmacist.


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    Flu Vaccine Now Available at CPS

    November 11, 2017 / By CPS

    Flu season is here. Help your residents stay healthy by requesting flu vaccines from CPS.

    To request flu vaccines, please contact CPS by phone at (877) 626-3110, or by fax at (877) 454-1581.


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    CPS Contributes to Hurricane Harvey Relief

    September 8, 2017 / By CPS

    CPS is helping support those affected by Hurricane Harvey.

    During the first week of September, CPS donated a variety of items for the relief effort. This includes:

  • - First-Aid Items - Guaze, bandaids, first aid wrap, ointment, alcohol and thermometers
  • - Personal Care Produts - Deoderant, toothpaste, toothbrushes, soap, underwear
  • - Baby Care Items - Diapers, baby wipes, baby food and baby clothes
  • - Cleaning Supplies - Bleach, paper towels and detergent
  • - Cases of water and non-pershible food
  • "I am very happy with all the hard work put in," said Rhonda Scheadler, CPS staff member who helped organize the relief drive. "This is a great showing of support."

    All items donated went to Matthew 25 Ministries for shipping.


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    Order Submission Enhances with PointClickCare®

    July 24, 2017 / By CPS

    CPS now offers integration with PointClickCare. This new standards-based solution supports the seamless, real-time electronic exchange of medication information and pharmacy orders.

    Submitting orders to CPS through PointClickCare allows your facility to:

  • - Streamline medication administration processes to easiliy manage the entire order cycle
  • - Eliminate duplication related to order communicatio, transcription and transmission
  • - Improve staff efficiency and redirect time spent on manual processes to resident care
  • - Ensure compliance with easy access to accurate, complete and timely medication information for all residents
  • For more information about PointClickCare, contact CPS at (513) 644-1600, toll-free (877) 626-3110 or email


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    Summer Medication Safety for Seniors

    July 18, 2017 / By CPS

    Summer is a time to go outside and enjoy warm weather with family and friends. While enjoying the sun, seniors on medication should take precautions to stay healthy and safe. Certain medications can lead to sunlight sensitivity, heat intolerance or dehydration.

    Sunlight Sensitivy

    When using topical, oral or injection medication, sun exposure can lead to skin inflamation, rash and eczema. Examples of these types of medications include:

    • - Antibiotics (Quinonlones, Tetracyclines and Sulfonamindes)
    • - Anti-diabetic agents (Sulfonlyureas)
    • - Non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs)
    • - Thiazide diuretics

    Symptoms may vary based on the medication dosage and the amount of time spent in the sun.

    Heat Intolerance

    Hot summer days can be dangerous for seniors. When on medication, the body's reaction to heat and humidy can lesson. Examples of how certain medications can make handling heat more challenging include:

    • - Beta blockers - Prevents the release of excess heat
    • - Haloperidol (Haldol) and Risperidone (Risperdol) - Blocks the ability to notice rising body temperature
    • - Tricyclic antidepressants and over-counter medications containing diphenhydramine (Benedryl and Dramamine) - Reduces sweat

    When any of the above happen, overheating or possible heat stroke can occur. Symptoms to watch for include nausea, vomiting, heat changes, confusion, decrease sweating and fainting.


    It is important to drink fluids during the summer to replenish what is lost during sweating. Some medications contribute to fluid loss, which makes dehydration a possbility. This includes:

    • - Antihistamines
    • - Chemotherapy drugs
    • - Diuretics or 'water pills' used for conditions such as edema, hypertension and glaucoma
    • - Laxatives

    Symptoms of dehydration can include lightheadedness and fatigue. If left unattended, dizziness, confusion and racing heartbeat can also arise.

    It is important to stay informed about the side effects associated with the types of medication and dosage being taken. A CPS Pharmacist can help explain what precautions to take before spending time in the sun. Avoiding sunlight sensitivity, heat intolerance or dehydration will help make this a safe and healthy summer for seniors.


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    Conveniently Pay with Online Bill Pay

    June 5, 2017 / By CPS

    CPS now offers Online Bill Pay. A convenient way to pay your CPS pharmacy bill. Click Bill Pay and enroll today. Once enrolled, choose checking account or credit card payment and follow the instructions.

    You can also make payments over the phone by calling our billing team. Simply call (513) 644-1600, option 2, or toll-free (877) 454-1581, option 2. Our billing department is available Monday-Friday, 9 am-3 pm.

    You can email our billing department with questions at

    Please note, bill payments cannot be made over email.


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    New Ohio Pharmacy Laws

    May 8, 2017 / By CPS
    State of Ohio Senate Bill 39

    On January 4, 2017, Ohio Governor Kasich signed Senate Bill 39. Please note the following provision included in the law impacting Assisted Living patients.

    • - 14-day Prescriptions for Opioid Analgesics: This law generally prohibits a pharmacist, pharmacy intern, or terminal distributor from dispensing or selling an opioid analgesic pursuant to a prescription if the drug is to be used on an outpatient basis and more than 14 days have elapsed since the prescription was issued. This provision takes effect on April 6, 2017. The Board is in the process of developing guidance regarding this provision that will be disseminated by March.

    Partial Dispensing of Schedule II Controlled Substances

    Effective March 1, 2017, for a patient who is terminally ill or residing in a long term care facility, the following must be observed:

    • - The remaining portions of a partially dispensed schedule II controlled substance prescription shall be filled not later than thirty days after the date on which the prescription is written.

    • For a complete list of new rules and regulations, visit the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy website.


  • CPS is on Facebook and LinkedIn

    October 18, 2016 / By CPS

    CPS has entered the world of Social Media.