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Monday, July 28, 2014

Third Question of the Day July 28, 2014 Is it legal and appropriate for a pharmacy to advertise it has or is a pain management center?


FedEx charges raise online pharmacy issues

SAN FRANCISCO — FedEx Corp., the latest company accused in a federal probe involving illegal online pharmacies, says it will fight the charges that it knowingly shipped drugs to people who lack valid prescriptions.
The company says it would have to invade the privacy of customers to stop such deliveries. By contrast, UPS Inc. paid $40 million last year to resolve similar allegations and vowed to overhaul its procedures and work with investigators to detect suspicious activity. The contrasting responses to the decade-long federal probe of the prescription drug black market underscore the difficulty shippers have in determining how far to go to ferret out illicit online pharmacies among their customers and to alert the government. Wall Street analysts, legal experts, anti-drug crusaders and the companies themselves are split on the issue.
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W.Va. board suspends pain clinic operator's license -

W.Va. board suspends clinic operator's license - Houston weather, traffic, news | FOX 26 | MyFoxHouston

generic drugs: US drug laws cost consumers billions: Report

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Compounding pharmacy industry launches member network | BenefitsPro

Compounding pharmacy industry launches member network | BenefitsPro

Second Question of the Day July 28, 2014 Should more state medical boards discipline doctors who are illegally prescribing compounded medications? Wouldn't this be a way to regulate the illegal abuses of compounded medications?


FDA’s multi-pronged approach helps meet the challenge of bringing new and innovative antibiotics to patients who need them

FDA’s multi-pronged approach helps meet the challenge of bringing new and innovative antibiotics to patients who need them

Missouri Pharmacy Association Blog: A New Age for Tramadol

A New Age for Tramadol

Big news has once again hit the world of pharmacy recently: Tramadol is now scheduled as a schedule IV controlled substance in all states according to the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA).1 On July 2, 2014 the DEA announced this update in the Federal Register.2 Tramadol and any product containing the substance will require a “C-IV” notification on all its labels as of August 18, 2014.1 Schedule IV is “defined as drugs with a low potential for abuse and low risk of dependence” according to the DEA.3
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Missouri Pharmacy Association Blog: Missouri Board of Pharmacy Meeting: My Experience-Key Information on Compounding/Office Use/DQSA

The Pharmaceutical and Cosmetic Industries--Exposure to the Chemcials and Skin Reactions--It also applies to Compounding Pharmacy Workers

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