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​Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Board

The Department of Human Services has appointed the Drug Utilization Review Board to promote patient safety by review of outpatient drug prescribing and dispensing in the Medical Assistance program.

The Department's drug use review program consists of:

    • Prospective Drug Use Review (ProDUR)
    • Retrospective Drug Use Review (RetroDUR)

DUR Board Meeting Information

Upcoming Meetings

Thursday, May 16, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm EDT

The May DUR Board meeting will be held virtually.

Register for the Webinar:

Register for the DUR Board meeting on Thursday, May 16, 2024, 9:00am EDT at: 

The DUR Board is comprised of DHS medical directors, external physicians, pharmacists, consumer advocates, and specialists as needed.

Name Specialty Independent* ​Department**
Ivonne Acrich, MD
OMAP Medical Director Child/Adolescent Psychiatrist

​Dale Adair, MD, FAPA
​Offices of Mental Health & Substance Abuse Services Medical Director
Lawrence Appel, MD, SFHMOffice of Long Term Living Medical Director
​Justyna Bart, MD
​OMAP Medical Director

Cheston Berlin, Jr., MD
​Tony Byler, MD
​PerformCare Psychiatrist

Terri Cathers, PharmD, Chair
(tie-breaker vote only)
OMAP Pharmacy Director
Michael Colvin, PharmDAmeriHealth Caritas & Keystone First HealthChoices & Community HealthChoices Pharmacist

Sharon Connor, PharmD
Academic PharmacistX
Oluwatoyin Fadeyibi, PharmDCommunity Behavioral Health Pharmacist

Andrea Fox, MD
James Hancovsky, RPh, MBAUnitedHealthcare Pharmacist

Paula Horn, PharmD
Clinical Pharmacist
Rosemary Keffer, MDAd Hoc Adult PsychiatristX
David Kelley, MD
OMAP Chief Medical Officer

​Peter Kreckel, RPh
​Community Pharmacist
​Renee Licwinko, RPh​Gateway Health Plan Pharmacist
Meghan McNelly, PharmDPA Health & Wellness Pharmacist

​Geoffrey Neimark, MD​Community Care Behavioral Health Psychiatrist
Adam Raphael Rom, MD
Family PractitionerX
Amy Saracino, MDAd Hoc Adult Psychiatrist, OMHSAS

​Christopher Squillaro, DO
​Magellan Behavioral Health of PA Medical Director

Jeanne Spencer, MDFamily PractitionerX
Kevin Szczecina, RPhGeisinger Health Plan Pharmacist
​Mahmood Usman, MD​Beacon Health Options Psychiatrist
​Fallan Vaisberg, PharmD, RPh
​Health Partners Plans Formulary Pharmacist
​Verlyn Warrington, MD
​Obesity Specialist
Margery Wasko, MD
OMAP Medical Director
Lloyd WertzConsumer/Family AdvocateX
​Lauren Zandier, PharmD ​UPMC For You Pharmacist
Vacant ​Consumer Sub Committee Representative ​X

 * - Independent Members are not employed by the Department
** - Department Members are employed by the Department on a full or part-time basis

Effective June 30, 2023 / Last modified July 13, 2023