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Welcome to Pharmacy Services

Upstate University Hospital
750 East Adams Street
Syracuse, NY 13210
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Phone: 315 464-4210

Upstate University Hospital's Pharmacy Department is a vibrant organization recognized nationally for its dedicated staff, advanced clinical practice, patient safety initiatives, strong partnership with clinicians, outstanding teaching and clinical training programs.

Our post-doctoral residency programs provide solid foundations in pharmaceutical care by providing the experience necessary to meet the challenges of evolving roles in pharmacy practice."

We have over 100 Pharmacy Team members including pharmacists, technicians and support staff. Pharmacists are an integral and respected part of the multidisciplinary health care team, with responsibility for designing, implementing and evaluating a therapeutic regimen to produce optimal outcomes for patients.


The many contributions made by our pharmacists to providing quality, patient centered care include:
  • Influencing the selection of appropriate and pharmacoeconomically sound therapies
  • Monitoring drug therapy to ensure optimal patient care while minimizing adverse drug reactions
  • Preparing drug monographs for presentation to Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee
  • Conducting drug-use evaluations
  • Educating medical residents, medical students, pharmacy students, nurses and other health care professionals about pharmacotherapy
  • Making recommendations on protocols, policies and procedures to ensure appropriate and economical use of agents
  • Providing patient and family education about medications and potential side effects
  • Clinical pharmacology services
  • Participation in daily round with various medical teams
  • Teach didactic courses for the medical and nursing school
  • Premier clinical training site in upstate New York for final year doctor of pharmacy students
  • Providing extended support for the Children's Hospital and the Emergency Department

Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Data Submission Instructional Videos

Sent on behalf of the New York State Department of Health (NYS DOH) Health Emergency Response Data System (HERDS)…


Instructional videos for the New York State Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) Data Collection Tool are available.

These videos give online guidance in the use of various features and functions of the PMP Data Collection Tool and data submission process.

The training series covers the following topics related to the electronic submission of controlled substance prescription data:

  • Reporting Requirements
  • Getting Access to the NYS Health Commerce System Training for Pharmacies
  • Getting Access to the NYS Health Commerce System Training for Practitioners
  • Data Submission
  • Submission Status Review
  • Reviewing Submitted Records
  • Error Correction

Links to the instructional videos can be found on the NYS Bureau of Narcotic Enforcement Electronic Data Transmission webpage.  Additional information is also available in the  Submitter's Guide to Electronic Data Transmission– Updated September 2022.