Southern Anesthesia & Surgical (SAS) Helps AAOMS Member Comply to New DQSA Requirements

The Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA) came into effect for manufacturers, distributors and repackagers on January 1st, 2015.  For dispensers (those administering drugs), the DQSA is effective as of July 1st, 2015. Title II of DQSA, the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA) outlines critical steps to build an electronic system to identify and trace certain prescription drugs as they are distributed in the United States.

Through TraceLink SAS provides—FREE OF CHARGE—a portal granting access to the required information, relating to drugs purchased through SAS, in the event your practice receives a request for information from the FDA or Board of Pharmacy.

Call an SAS customer service representative at 800/624-5926 to learn more.

New contest open to the staff at AAOMS members practices . . .

Did you know that ASI is sponsoring a contest where staff can win one free year of new or renewed Allied Staff Membership? To learn more about the contest, read the second quarter issue of the OMS Staff CommuniQue. To learn more about Allied Staff Membership, contact the AAOMS Membership Department at membership@aaoms.org or call 800/822-6637.

Office Depot ID card for AAOMS members now accepted at Office Max retail stores

As of June 1, 2015,  your AAOMS/Office Depot Store Purchasing Card is accepted at both Office Max and Office Depot retail stores. If your practice has credit cards that you have registered with Office Depot to obtain the AAOMS corporate discount, they will now be accepted at both stores. As a reminder, these cards will give you either the AAOMS Corporate pricing OR the store pricing—whichever is less at the time of purchase. The card will continue to offer great discounts on your custom printing and promotional needs in the Office Depot Web site Print Shops.

Not sure if you are correctly registered in the AAOMS corporate program with Office Depot? Go to https://business.officedepot.com and login. If after logging in, you do not see the “Welcome AAOMS Members” page, you are not registered for the corporate program. To register the practice correctly, contact asi_inc@aaoms.org and provide your name, practice address and phone number. Be sure to place “Office Depot Discount Program” in the subject line, so ASI staff can easily identify the email message. ASI staff will enter your information into the Office Depot database and send an email response to you when new your account is activated for your use.