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Reye's Syndrome Awareness

September 18th-24th is Reye's Syndrome Awareness Week. Reye's Syndrome usually develops when a person is recovering from a viral infection, and most frequently occurs in children. It is not contagious and it targets the brain and liver. Symptoms include listlessness, vomiting, drowsiness, confusion, convulsions and even loss of consciousness. Two liver tests can be performed to test for Reye's Syndrome (SGOT and SGPT). If caught early, there is a 90% recovery rate. When aspirin-containing medications are used to treat symptoms of viral infections, chances of developing Reye's Syndrome are increased. For this reason, it is recommended that aspirin-containing medications be avoided by anyone under the age of 19 when treating any viral illness. See the following link for a list of medications containing aspirin. Medications Containing Aspirin (PDF File: 44K)


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July 22, 2015

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 10 am & 3 pm

July 22, 2015
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

August 12, 2015

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA office (This is most likely the last immunization training we will offer in 2015.)

August 15, 2015

OPA/IACP: The Compound Conference

Hilton Columbus at Easton

August 19, 2015

Pharmacy Technician Education Seminar

Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026