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Friday, October 31, 2014

Imprimis inks licence agreement with Urigen for patented compound formulation

  1. Imprimis inks licence agreement with Urigen for patented ...  

    pharmabiz.com › News
    19 hours ago - Urigen's patented formulation first became available in 2011 as acompounded drug. Since then, there have been more than 125,000 instillation procedures  ...

Notice from Texas Board of Pharmacy Regarding New Rules

Rules adopted at the August 2014 Board meeting were published as adopted in the September 5, 2014, issue of the Texas Register and became effective September 11, 2014.  Rules proposed at the February Board meeting were posted in the September 26, 2014, issues of the TexasRegister.  The proposed rules will be considered for adoption at the next TSBP board meeting on November 4, 2014.  You may view a summary of the adopted and proposed rules here.  Please note underlined language is new language and language that is being deleted is lined out.  All other language is currently in the rules and is not being changed.

Tricare spending millions on medicine it is not obligated to fund - Newberry Observer - newberryobserver.com

Tricare spending millions on medicine it is not obligated to fund - Newberry Observer - newberryobserver.com

Thursday, October 30, 2014 Case Reversed on Appeal - Trainer Found Guilty of Fraud for Doping

Drug Safety and Availability FDA warns consumers not to use “Ginseng Kianpi Pil” due to potentially dangerous hidden drug ingredients

Drug Safety and Availability FDA warns consumers not to use “Ginseng Kianpi Pil” due to potentially dangerous hidden drug ingredients

Medication Errors: Rx for Problems: Pharmacy gives firefighter Adderall instead of Mobic

Charter underwrote bought peptides were not for human use: Another discussion feed to read

  1. Charter underwrote bought peptides were not for human use | Page 7 ...  

    www.bigfooty.com › ... › Hot Topic - The AFL, ASADA and Drugs
    10 hours ago - 25 posts - ‎16 authors
    Discussion in 'Hot Topic - The AFL, ASADA and Drugs' started by Ancient Tiger, ... the TB4 which Alavi had compounded, and lo and behold, what do you know?

Read this Discussion Regarding Compounded Pain Cream GPI-107-See picture of the compounded drug label ( 6 refills)


  1. $1100 prescription pain reliever - AR15.COM  

    www.ar15.com › General › General Discussion

    13 hours ago - 51 posts - ‎41 authors
    ... think that is bad. Some of the compound meds are fucking insane. ...

Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Charter

Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee Charter

Ohio Board of Pharmacy to Hold Public Hearing on Compounding Issues

Public Hearing Notice 12.2.2014 - Ohio State Board of ...

pharmacy.ohio.gov/.../Public%20Hearing%20Notice%2012.2.2014....
Ohio
13 hours ago - 4729-16-03: Provides the requirements for drugs compounded in a pharmacy. ... requirements for pharmacies and prescribers when compounding drugs.

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Nevada Division of Insurance accepting Comments until 11/5/2014 regarding amendments to the prescription drug formularies

NEVADA
The Division of Insurance will accept comments until 11/5/2014 regarding amendments to the prescription drug formularies. The proposed amendments will prohibit certain health insurers that provide coverage for prescription drugs and use a drug formulary from making certain changes to the formulary after its approval by the Commissioner of Insurance.Carter Alleman at ca@stateside.com
source found here

Louisana Board of Pharmacy Held a Public Hearing today 10/30/2014 to Discuss Rule Amendments to Compounded Medications

LOUISIANA
The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing 10/30/2014 to discuss rule amendments to the compounding of medications. David Owens atdo@stateside.com

California Board of Pharmacy to hold public hearing 11/4/2014 to discuss proposed amendments to he compounding rules

CALIFORNIA

The Board of Pharmacy will hold a public hearing 11/4/2014 to discuss proposed amendments to the Compounding Rule. Melissa Martin atmpf@stateside.com

Compounding Pharmacies in Texas Suffer Another Blow: Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas to begin denying claims for bulk powder compounded drugs effective Feb. 1, 2015

  1. Claims for Bulk Powder Compound Drugs to be Denied ...  

    www.bcbstx.com/provider/news/2014_10_30.html
    6 hours ago - Effective Feb. 1, 2015, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas (BCBSTX) will implement changes to their current claims system edits that will enhance BCBSTX's ...

Wall Street Journal: What to Know About the Stark Law and ‘Self-Referral October 2014

Forbes: Why Do We Care About Doctor Self Referrals?

Let’s say a doctor refers a patient for an MRI scan to a clinic he has a financial interest in. Or sends a patient for a series of tests to a lab he owns. Should we care about any of this? We probably wouldn’t if patients paid for their own care with their own money. But when insurance pays the bills, the medical marketplace becomes like an arms race – with providers and payers constantly battling over what will be covered and will be paid.
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As insurers end coverage for compounded drugs, patients struggle - Health & Wellness - Timesonline

As insurers end coverage for compounded drugs, patients struggle - Health & Wellness - Timesonline

Observation of the Day October 30, 2014 There appear to be very few salaried marketing or sales representatives and a lot of commission 1099 based sales representatives in the compounding industtry

Even ICAP has cautioned that this is an area that "{t}his is a particularly complicated issue but what every compounder who currently or is considering employing a contract sales person needs to know is that you, the employer, are directly accountable for the actions, statements and behavior of your sales person.  more from IACP found here

Veterinary Drugs: FDA Workshops, Conferences & Meetings Data Quality Webinar

Workshops, Conferences & Meetings Data Quality Webinar

Insurer had duty to defend against defamation claims Health plan’s comments about compounded drugs covered under its policy


A liability insurer had a duty to defend a health plan against a defamation suit brought by compounding pharmacies in connection with statements the plan made when it decided to stop covering “compounded medications,” a Superior Court judge has found. The defendant insurer maintained that the plaintiff health plan’s decision to stop covering compounded drugs breached ...


    Read more: http://masslawyersweekly.com/2014/10/30/insurer-had-duty-to-defend-against-defamation-claims/#ixzz3Hecpteeg

    Alliance of Independent Pharmacists of Texas Reports on Current Contributors to the RX Pac: How many of these are compounding pharmacists?

    Current Contributors Include:

    Chris Alvarado, Oakdell Pharmacy
    Steve Balas, Eagle Lake Drugstore
    Nario Cantu, Cantu's Pharmacy
    John Jeff Carson, Sr., Oakdell Pharmacy
    John Jeff Carson, Jr., Oakdell Pharmacy
    Royce G. "R.G."Cook Jr., Kerrville Drug Company
    Dee Ann Downing, Med Shop Total Care Pharmacy
    Pat & Jan Downing, Med Shop Total Care Pharmacy
    John Dyer, MD Pharmacy
    Robert Floyd, Hance Scarborough
    Benjamin Fry, Frys Prescription Pharmacy
    Maureen Gallagher, Gallagher's Pharmacy
    Harmison, Harmison Pharmacies
    Chuck Hopson
    Ed Horton, Tanglewood Pharmacy
    Gil & Audrey Johnson
    Travis Leeah, Unique Pharmaceuticals
    Georgia Leech, Community Care Pharmacy
    Bruce McAnally, Bonham Family Drug
    Ann & Joey Maxwell, Maxwell Pharmacy
    Artie Mitchell, Medicine Shoppe
    William "Bill" Noble, Noble Strategic
    Larry Oliver, Sonterra RX
    Mark Peippo, Family Pharmacy of Pottsboro
    David Spence, Medicine Shoppe
    William "Bill" Swail, People's Pharmacy
    Anjanette Wyatt, Clinical Care Pharmacy
    Wilson Taylor, Dyer Drug Store
    Jenny Yoakum, Med Shop Total Care Pharmacy

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    Pending Vendor Drug Program (VDP) Reimbursement Changes - Texas Pharmacy Association

    Pending Vendor Drug Program (VDP) Reimbursement Changes - Texas Pharmacy Association

    Over 1.5 Million kids admit using anabolic steroids: Taylor Hooton Foundation

    Taylor Hooton Foundation website post stories relating to steroids

    Here is an example of the stories it features: 
    An 18-year-old man from Australind has pleaded guilty to 14 charges of drug possession after Bunbury police made a major seizure of steroids last month. more

    the website is found at http://taylorhooton.org/tag/anabolic-steroids/

    Question of the Day October 30, 2014 While high-quality testing is important in horse racing, isn't there another aspect that is just if not more important? Isn't it essential to have investigators and people involved with expert knowledge of the questions to ask, what drugs are illegal and legal, and methods used to avoid detection during testing?


    High-quality drug testing helps protect the integrity of California horse racing :: UC Davis News & Information

    High-quality drug testing helps protect the integrity of California horse racing :: UC Davis News & Information

    Horse trainer found guilty of fraud in doping case:Derek Riesberry is the first person in Canada to go before the criminal courts for horse doping.

    http://blogs.windsorstar.com/news/horse-trainer-found-guilty-of-fraud-in-doping-case

    Pharmacy's Legal Challenge Reaches the Texas Supreme ...

    1. Pharmacy's Legal Challenge Reaches the Texas Supreme ...

      www.texaspharmacy.org/.../-Pharmacys-Legal-Challenge-Reaches-the-Te...
      20 hours ago - As you may recall, earlier this year, the Texas Pharmacy Association filed a "friend of ... a physician's order for a compounded medication intended for office use.

    One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri - World ...

    1. One execution in Texas, another stayed in Missouri - World ...  

      www.wsws.org/en/articles/2014/.../exec-o30.ht...
      World Socialist Web Site
      6 hours ago - Prison officials reportedly carried out his lethal injection usingcompounded ... use of a made-to-order execution drug produced by an unidentifiedcompounding  ...

    Needle-Free Drug Delivery Devices Market (Jet Injectors, Inhalers, Transdermal Patch and Novel Needle Technology) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019

    LONDONOct. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Needle-free drug delivery devices are novel techniques to introduce drugs into patient's body without invading the skin with a conventional needle. This technology provides effective drug delivery for wide range of drugs; it is bioequivalent to syringe and needle and results in less pain. This report studies the current scenario as well as the future market potential for needle-free drug delivery devices globally. The needle-free drug delivery devices market has been segmented in two major segments, on the basis of technology and applications. Needle-free drug delivery devices market by technology is sub segmented as jet injectors and competing needle-free technologies. Further, competing needle-free technologies are divided into novel needle technology, inhaler technology and transdermal patch delivery. Needle-free drug delivery device market by applications is further segmented as, vaccine delivery (developing immune response), pain management, insulin delivery for diabetes, pediatric injections and other classes. The market for these devices has been extensively analyzed on the basis of factors such as patient compliance and acceptability, increased utility of needle-free devices in various kinds of diseases, opportunities for development of home-care and self medication devices and others. The market size and forecasts in terms of revenue (USD million) for each of these segments have been provided for the period 2013 to 2019, considering 2012 as the base year. The needle-free drug delivery devices market report also provides the compounded annual growth rate (CAGR) for each segment of the market for the forecast period 2013 to 2019.
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    Compounding Practices and Their Impact on Product Quality

    BY MARGARET SPEED RICCI AND HANNS-CHRISTIAN MAHLER

    Protein biopharmaceuticals are frequently prepared aseptically in a hospital pharmacy or manufactured in advance in a compounding facility or center, and the ready-to-administer preparations are likely subjected to a holding time before use. Aseptic preparation (or “traditional” compounding) of ready-to-administer parenteral preparations by dilution, reconstitution, or infusion preparation can be done for individual patients within a hospital pharmacy, whereas bulk production (or “nontraditional” compounding) of ready-to-administer preparations at compounding centers is considered manufacturing. Because of the scale of production and potentially significant holding times of the compounded products, general good practice (GxP) manufacturing considerations should be required.

    Acology, Inc. and Specialty Pharmacy, a Dispensing Chemists Compounding Pharmacy, Announce Agreement to Provide the Medtainer to Customers

    Acology, Inc. (OTCQB: ACOL), maker of the first-ever polypropylene (PP) airtight, watertight, smell-proof medical grade container, announced today that they have closed an agreement to provide its signature product, The Medtainer™ to Specialty Pharmacy, a dispensing chemists compounding pharmacy located in Corona, CA.
    Citing the specialized nature of compounding pharmacies and commenting upon the most singular feature of The Medtainer, Diane Ahn, Pharm D. RPh., stated, "We found the Medtainer extremely effective in reducing pills, and especially hard pills, to a fine powder in just a matter of seconds. This reduced the need to use more traditional methods, such as a mortar and pestle, saving us time and energy."
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    Wednesday, October 29, 2014

    Preliminary Program Fall 2014 - Connecticut ENT Society

    Preliminary Program Fall 2014 - Connecticut ENT Society  

    ctentsociety.org/ENT%20Nov-14%20Program%20book.pdf
    11 hours ago - Compounded Solutions in Pharmacy. Medimix ... the role of different analgesic drugs in perioperative pain ... 3:15 Prescription Compounding in Connecticut.
    You visited this page on 10/22/14.

    Whistleblower Berkshire Says Landmark Pitched Compounding Scheme As a Million Dollar Revenue Scheme

    Smart drugs worth £200,000 seized in the UK

  • Smart drugs worth £200,000 seized in the UK | News in brief ...  

    www.pharmaceutical-journal.com/news...drugs.../20066977.article
    9 hours ago - A haul of “smart drugs” with a street value of £200000 has been seized in the UK. ... reiterated the dangers of taking smart drugs — a risk compounded by buying  ...
  • Reminder Regarding California Law and Outsourcing Facilities to Be Registered

    1. California Requires Outsourcing Facilities to Be Registered ...

      www.nabp.net/.../california-r...
      National Association of Boards of Pharmacy
      4 hours ago - California Requires Outsourcing Facilities to Be Registered as Pharmacies if Compounding or Dispensing Drug Within or Into the State. October 29, 2014 5:40 ...

    Alarm as drug and food shortage hits hospitals

    BUNGOMA: Alarm as drug and food shortage hits hospitals

    www.pharmacychoice.com/News/article.cfm?Article_ID=1278527
    9 hours ago - Health institutions in the county are facing an acute shortage of drugs and food. ... According to Dr Bitta, the crisis was compounded after suppliers stopped  ..

    Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Enters into License Agreement

    1. Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Enters into License Agreement for ...  

      www.wcax.com/.../imprimis-pharmaceuticals-enters-into-licens...
      WCAX‑TV
      3 hours ago - Patented formulation of alkalized lidocaine and heparin has been prescribed as a compounded drug for individual patients in different dosages in thousands of  ...

    Interesting Consumer Comment Relating to How Cheap Compounded Drugs Are

    1. What is your opinion of compounding pharmacies? : AskDocs  

      www.reddit.com/.../what_is_your_opinion_of_compounding_phar...
      reddit
      22 hours ago - My girlfriend found a local compounding pharmacy with several good reviews that will make it in small batches on demand, and could lower the cost to $40 a ...

    Who has the International Academy of Compounnding Pharmacists Been Giving Their Money To in the Political Arena

    1. Intl Academy of Compounding Pharmacists - OpenSecrets.org  

      https://www.opensecrets.org/.../lookup2.ph...
      Center for Responsive Politics
      21 hours ago - INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COMPOUNDING PHARMACISTS PAC (COMP PAC) Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX 77459. Industry: Health Professionals ...