Drug Utilization Review

The Idaho Drug Utilization Review (DUR) Program was established in 1993 to fulfill specific requirements of the Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990 (OBRA 90) as a contingency for the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare to receive federal funding. The DUR program uses a structured process to review claims data and interpret patterns of drug use in relation to predetermined criteria. The goals of the program are to reduce potentially inappropriate prescribing and dispensing of medications, enhance the counseling of patients, and reduce growth in expenditures for drugs.

Board members

  • Christopher Partridge, MD (Meridian, serving since 2020)
  • Dawn Berheim, PharmD (Meridian, serving since 2020)
  • Magni Hamso, MD (Boise, serving since 2020)
  • Perry Brown, MD (Physician, Boise)
  • Sabrina Allen, PharmD (Boise, serving since 2020)
  • Tami Eide, PharmD (Boise, serving since 2002)
  • Walter L Fitzgerald, Jr., BPharm, MS, JD, Dean (Pocatello, serving since 2021)
  • Wayne Baures, RPh (Spirit Lake, serving since 2012)

2023 Meeting Dates

January 19, 2023

January Call-In Information

January Meeting Information (including agenda)

April 20, 2023  
July 20, 2023  
October 19, 2023  

2022 Meeting Dates

January 20, 2022

January Meeting Information

January Call-In Information

April 21, 2022

April Meeting Information

April Call-In Information

July 21 , 2022 Cancelled
October 20, 2022 October Meeting Information



Carol Perkins, PharmD., BCPS
Magellan Medicaid Administration