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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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April 21-23, 2017

139th OPA Annual Conference & Trade Show

Greater Columbus Convention Center, Columbus, OH

April 27, 2017
8:00-11:30AM

Prescriber's Summit on Prescription Drug Abuse/Misuse

Berger Health System - Classrooms 1, 2, 3

May 11, 2017

Pharmacy Technician Education Seminar

Makoy Center, 5462 Center Street, Hilliard, OH 43026

May 23, 2017

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

OPA Office - 2674 Federated Blvd, Columbus, OH 43235

June 20, 2017
11:00AM

Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists