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Sunday, May 31, 2015

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a ..... many adverse events related to compounded drugs are reported voluntaril

Federal Register, Volume 80 Issue 104 (Monday, June 1, 2015)

www.gpo.gov/fdsys/pkg/FR-2015-06-01/html/2015-13102.htm
9 hours ago - SUMMARY: The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is announcing that a ..... many adverse events related to compounded drugs are reported voluntarily by ...

USP Developments: Collaborations to Improve Public

  • [PDF]May 31st, 2015 - National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

    https://www.nabp.net/system/rich/rich.../2015uspnabppresentation.pdf
    12 hours ago - USP Developments: Collaborations to Improve Public. Health. Rick G. Schnatz, Pharm.D. Manager - Compounding and Healthcare Standards,. Senior Scientific  ...
  • Colorado Board of Pharmacy Agenda for June 5, 2015 Meeting

    Colorado State Board of Pharmacy Meeting
    Date:06/05/2015
    Time:08:30 AM
    Title:Colorado State Board of Pharmacy Meeting
    Location:1560 Broadway, Ste110D, Denver, CO 80202
    Regular Meeting.
    Agenda Deadline is April 27, 2015.
    Attachment(s):
    File
    Agenda June 5, 2015.pdf

    Colorado Board of Pharmacy addressing issues with US Compounding Inc. at June 5, 2015 meeting


    US Compounding Inc., OSP 5611 Report by Lisa A. Cornett
    Board Member: Donald L. Johnson, RPh 

    New Mexico Board of Pharmacy hiring two state drug inspectors

    The NMBOP is hiring for two positions as State Drug Inspector.
    You must apply through the NM State Personnel Office.
    Or click the link above.

    Florida Board of Pharmacy Agenda for Meeting and compounding rules and controlled substances committee June 9 -10, 2015

    June 9, 2015Compounding Rules CommitteeFAR Notice (PDF) | Agenda (PDF)

    June 9 - June 10, 2015Board MeetingFAR Notice (PDF) | Agenda (PDF) | Public Book (PDF)
    June 9, 2015Controlled Substance Rules CommitteeFAR Notice (PDF) | Agenda (PDF) | Public Book (PDF)

    Saturday, May 30, 2015

    California Board of Pharmacy: A&O Specialty Pharmacy, PHY 47448 and LSC 99382, Administrative Case AC 5077 Salinas, CA Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and the license is placed on probation for 5 years subject to the terms and conditions in the decision. Decision effective 5/20/2015. (Sterile compounding)

    A&O Specialty Pharmacy, PHY 47448 and LSC 99382, Administrative Case AC 5077
    Salinas, CA
    Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and the license is placed on probation for 5 years subject to the terms and conditions in the decision.
    Decision effective 5/20/2015.
    View the decision

    California Board of Pharmacy: Sav-RX Prescription Services, Applicant, Statement of Issues Case SI 4890 Fremont, NE Through a hearing decision adopted by the Board, the Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit Application is granted. Decision effective 5/15/15.

    Sav-RX Prescription Services, Applicant, Statement of Issues Case SI 4890
    Fremont, NE
    Through a hearing decision adopted by the Board, the Non-Resident Pharmacy Permit Application is granted.
    Decision effective 5/15/15.
    View the decision

    California Board of Pharmacy: St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Administrative Case AC 5042 Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and the licensee is placed on probation for 4 years, and is subject to the terms and conditions in the decision. Decision effective 4/08/2015.

    St. Joseph’s Medical Center, Administrative Case AC 5042
    Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is revoked, the revocation is stayed, and the licensee is placed on probation for 4 years, and is subject to the terms and conditions in the decision.
    Decision effective 4/08/2015.
    View the decision

    California Board of Pharmacy: Vi Pharmacy, PHY 50560, Administrative Case AC 4537 Culver City, CA Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is voluntarily surrendered. Decision effective 5/06/2015. (Compounding)

    Vi Pharmacy, PHY 50560, Administrative Case AC 4537
    Culver City, CA
    Through a disciplinary action of the Board, the license is voluntarily surrendered.
    Decision effective 5/06/2015.
    View the decision

    California Board of Pharmacy Agenda and Materials for June 3-4, 2015 meeting

    June 3-4, 2015
    Webcast
    University of Southern California- Orange County Center
    2300 Michelson Drive
    Irvine, CA 92612
    *free parking*
    AgendaMeeting Matierials  

    48% of inspected pharmacies shut down in 2015


    1. 48% of inspected pharmacies shut down in 2015

      Daily News Egypt-15 hours ago
      A total of 30,117 pharmacies were closed across Egypt, out of 62,175pharmacies inspected by the Ministry of Health during 2015, the ministry said on Friday.

    Public may see who does business with South Carolina

    1. Public may see who does business with South Carolina

      Bluffton Today-14 hours ago
      The next-highest vendor totals were: pharmacy benefit manager Catamaran PBM of Illinois with $329 million in business, healthcare company Medco Health ...

    The Charleston Gazette | Benjamin says justices followed the law in allowing addicts to sue doctors, pharmacists

    The Charleston Gazette | Benjamin says justices followed the law in allowing addicts to sue doctors, pharmacists

    Native Vancouver Pharmacy's closure ordered due to mice, rats, mould and dirt

    A three-year study of a first-generation chemotherapy-compounding robot Zubeir Nurgat, Dima Faris, Maher Mominah, Arris Vibar, Abdulrazaq Al-Jazairi, Sheena Ewing, Mohammed Ashour, Shrouq Kamel Qaisi, Sakra Balhareth and Ahmed Al-Jedai⇑

    A three-year study of a first-generation chemotherapy-compounding ...

    www.ajhp.org/content/72/12/1036?related-urls=yes&legid=ajhp;72/...
    19 hours ago - Robot throughput relative to the pharmacy's manual compounding process was ... arm-clamping failures), difficulty obtaining gravimetric data for some drugs, ...

    OIG Releases Mid-Year 2015 Work Plan

    OIG Releases Mid-Year 2015 Work Plan, Includes New ...

    www.policymed.com/.../oig-releases-mid-year-2015-work-plan-includes...
    20 hours ago - Yesterday evening the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General (OIG) released their Work Plan Mid-Year Update for fiscal ...

    Updated FDA Pharmacy Inspections and Related Records including 483s as of May 29, 2015

     

    •Sina Drug LLC dba Onco360, aka OncoMed Pharmaceutical Services, Great Neck, NY, Referral Letter to New York State Board of Pharmacy 4/21/15

    FDA 483 Innovative Compounding Pharmacy, Folsom, CA., Issued 04/17/15

    Alabama lawmakers pass bill to give terminally ill patients access to ...

    Alabama lawmakers pass bill to give terminally ill patients access to ...

    Birmingham Business Journal-11 hours ago
    Under the proposed law, doctors would be able to prescribe medicines that have passed Phase 1 of the FDA approval process, but are not yet on pharmacy ...

    Health Canada spends $13M on pharmacy inspections

    Health Canada spends $13M on pharmacy inspections

    Spruce Grove Examiner-10 hours ago
    To combat the diversion of prescription drugs for illegal sale, the federal government will invest $13 million over the next five years into increased pharmacy ...

    Pharmacist Accused of $2.4 Million Health Care Fraud

    Pharmacist Accused of $2.4 Million Health Care Fraud

    Pharmacy Times-16 hours ago
    The US Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois alleges pharmacist Walter Beich, owner of Lockport Pharmacy Inc, which operates as Corwin ...

    Pharmacy Board Proposed Regulations: The Next Step for Telemedicine in North Carolina

    Pharmacy Board Proposed Regulations: The Next Step for ...

    JD Supra (press release)-12 hours ago
    Although the Medical Board's position represented a major sea change, an existing regulation applicable to pharmacists licensed in North Carolina has made ...

    Pharmacy Practice News - Automated Compounding Enhances Safety

    Pharmacy Practice News - Automated Compounding Enhances ...

    www.pharmacypracticenews.com/ViewArticle.aspx?d...d...
    13 hours ago - The Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA), passed by the U.S. Congress in ... to ensure the safety of compounded drugs, as well as assure that compounding ...

    Judge OKs $200M settlement in meningitis outbreak .

    Judge OKs $200M settlement in meningitis outbreak > Macomb ...

    legalnews.com/macomb/1406954/
    14 hours ago - BOSTON (AP) — Victims of a 2012 meningitis outbreak caused by a now-closed Massachusetts compounding pharmacy will have access to a $200 million ...

    Friday, May 29, 2015

    [PDF]Tackling Sterility Concerns of Compounding

    [PDF]Tackling Sterility Concerns of Compounding

    www.nsf.org/...pdf/PDAletter_NSF_Sterility_Concerns_Compounding.pdf
    7 hours ago - Tackling Sterility Concerns of Compounding. Austin Caudle, NSF Health Sciences. Prior to 2012, most Americans had never heard of compounding pharmacies, ...

    Has Sterile Compounding Oversight Changed Since the Meningitis ...

    Has Sterile Compounding Oversight Changed Since the Meningitis ...

    blog.pharmacyonesource.com/has-sterile-compounding-oversight-changed...
    17 hours ago - In 2012, contaminated injections made by a compounding pharmacy in Massachusetts sickened 751 people in 20 states and led to the death of 64. Since then ...

    Thursday, May 28, 2015

    Alabama pushes telehealth compact closer to reality

    Alabama legistlature pushes telehealth compact closer to reality

    www.nelsonhardiman.com/alabama-legislature-pushes-telehealth-compact-c...
    18 hours ago - The measure's purpose is to strengthen access to health care by facilitating the ... and professional liability insurance, privacy and security and fraud and abuse.

    Mobile pain doctor arraigned on health care fraud, drug charges

    Mobile pain doctor arraigned on health care fraud, drug charges

    AL.com-6 hours ago
    Mobile pain doctor arraigned on health care fraud, drug charges ... a broader effort by federal authorities to crack down on prescription drugabuse in the South.

    Walgreens chairman says company never planned to leave US

    Walgreens Says HQ Won't Leave U.S., Never Intended 'Inversion'

    Forbes-9 hours ago
    A potential inversion was considered as Walgreens completed its acquisition of European pharmacy giant Alliance Boots. Skinner's comments came during the ...
    Attends wins Account Management Award from Wallgreens Boots ...
    PharmiWeb.com (press release)-17 hours ago

    ScripsAmerica Receives 14th State Pharmacy License

    1. ScripsAmerica Receives 14th State Pharmacy License

      GlobeNewswire (press release)-13 hours ago
      This brings the total states in which the Company is licensed to provide pharmacyservices to 14. ScripsAmerica also currently has license applications pending ...

    State Rep. Lynn Morris pharmacy license under probation for state violations





  • State Rep. Lynn Morris was disciplined by the Missouri State Board ofPharmacy during the 2015 session of ...
  • It’s Always Something: Regulators Monitoring Abuse Of New Equine Drug | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

    It’s Always Something: Regulators Monitoring Abuse Of New Equine Drug | Paulick Report – Thoroughbred Horse Racing News

    Inside Health Policy has a number of interesting articles this week

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  • Fagron Compounding: The first app with compounding formulations in the US

    Fagron Compounding Matters US | Apps | 148Apps

    www.148apps.com/app/980258550/
    7 hours ago - The first app with compounding formulations in the US! Easily findcompounding formulations for individualized patient solutions. Features: - Hundreds o...

    FDA Signals Restrictive Regulatory Approach in Draft Guidance on Animal Drug Compounding

    FDA Signals Restrictive Regulatory Approach in Draft Guidance on ...

    www.ebglaw.com/.../fda-signals-restrictive-regulatory-approach-in-draft-gu...
    5 hours ago - If there is an FDA-approved animal or human drug with the same active ingredient(s), there must be documentation of the pharmacy's determination that the compounded drug cannot be made from the FDA-approved drug(s).

    Back at it again: Congress introduces sweeping prescription mandate for veterinarians Published on May 7th, 2015 Written by: Victoria Broehm

    FDA Updated Minor Use/Minor Species Drug Designations List

    This information has recently been updated and is now available.

    Research and Markets: Asia Pharmacy Information Systems Market ...

    Research and Markets: Asia Pharmacy Information Systems Market ...

    www.morningstar.com/.../research-and-markets-asia-pharmacy-information...
    3 hours ago - Research and Markets: Asia Pharmacy Information Systems Market 2015 - Analysis & Forecast to 2019, Read most current stock market news, Get stock, fund, 

    AARP survey: Many generic medicine prices have risen sharply

    1. AARP survey
      SunHerald.com-14 hours ago
      ... hepatitis C and some other conditions more common among older people cost around $100,000 for a year or course of treatment,compounding the financial ...

    Second Question of the Day May 28, 2015 How many compounding pharmacies selling drugs for office use in Texas have written agreements as required by Texas State law? Who is enforcing this law in Texas? How many compounding pharmacies have had action taken against them for not having the required written agreement?


    Question of Day May 28, 2015 How are reimbursements in actuality sought through insurance for office use compounded drugs for humans ? How much profit is made by office use compounded drugs for humans in the United States?


    U.S. Pharmacies: 10 percent of civil settlements and judgments Pharmacies were the second most common provider type for civil settlements and judgments. In FY 2014, cases involving pharmacies represented 10 percent of all MFCU cases that resulted in civil settlements and judgments, an increase from the FY 2013 figure of 6 percent. For example, the New York MFCU settled with a New York-based pharmacy regarding allegations that the pharmacy made false statements to the State Medicaid program to expedite authorization for some drugs and that it submitted other false claims to the program. The pharmsource acy agreed to return $846,224 to the New York Medicaid program.

    Source: [PDF] Medicaid Fraud Control Units Fiscal Year 2014 Annual Report ...
    ... April 2015 OEI-06-15-00010 

    05-07-2015 Texas Claimed Unallowable Federal Reimbursement for Some Medicaid Physician-Administered Drugs (A-06-12-00060)

    05-15-2015 PharMerica Corporation added to Corporate Integrity Agreements List

    05-15-2015
    PharMerica Corporation added to Corporate Integrity Agreements List
  • CMS Plans To Create Online Medicare Fraud Tracking System

    CMS Plans To Create Online Medicare Fraud Tracking System
    iHealthBeat-19 hours ago
    CMS is planning to create an online system to comprehensively track enforcement actions taken against providers for potentially fraudulent Medicare claims, ...

    The FBI is now calling healthcare fraud a national epidemic, costing all of us.


    1. 13 Investigates: Health care fraud crimes top $80 billion

      WGME-17 hours ago
      NATIONWIDE - The FBI is now calling healthcare fraud a national epidemic, costing all of us. As health care costs continue to outpace inflation, the problem is ...

    India: Many docs know little, do nothing about drug reactions

    1. Many docs know little, do nothing about drug reactions

      Times of India-15 hours ago
      ... the survey published in the International Journal of Universal Pharmacy and Bio Sciences. Although 69% of them came across adverse drug reactions (ADR), ...

    GPs call for legislation to end patent protection for specific drugs

    GPs call for legislation to end patent protection for specific drugs

    The Pharmaceutical Journal-33 minutes ago
    In an unprecedented move in March 2015, the High Court instructed NHS England to issue guidance to GPs and pharmacists about Lyrica. The guidance says ...

    The Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2014 Report: Pharmacy recoveries were $22,482,173 on the civil side (10 % of civil settlements and judgments), and $3,754,868 on the criminal side.


    1. The Medicaid Fraud Control Units: Fiscal Year 2014 Report

      The National Law Review-20 hours ago
      Pharmacy recoveries were $22,482,173 on the civil side (10 % of civil settlements and judgments), and $3,754,868 on the criminal side. Laboratory recoveries ...

    Patients and Doctors, not the FDA, Should Choose Right Medicine Cato Institute

    1. Patients and Doctors, not the FDA, Should Choose Right Medicine

      Cato Institute (blog)-16 hours ago
      Companies consider between 5,000 and 10,000 substances for every one that ends up in the pharmacy. Of those, only one-fifth actually makes money—and ...

    CVS pays $22 million to settle painkiller prescription allegations

    1. CVS pays $22 million to settle painkiller prescription allegations

      McKnight's Long Term Care News-9 hours ago
      The latest high-profile case recently ended with national pharmacy behemoth CVS agreeing to pay a $22 million fine to settle allegations that two of its Florida ...

    Podiatrist gets house arrest for prescription drug offenses/The discovery was made during a routine inspection at NeighborCare Pharmacy in Mentor by an Ohio State Board of Pharmacy agent

    1. Podiatrist gets house arrest for prescription drug offenses

      News-Herald.com-18 hours ago
      The discovery was made during a routine inspection at NeighborCare Pharmacy in Mentor by an Ohio State Board of Pharmacy agent. Further investigation ...

    PharMerica shares peak amid acquisition rumors


    PharMerica shares peak amid acquisition rumors

    Louisville Business First-18 hours ago
    Shares of Louisville-based institutional pharmacy firm PharMerica Corp. (NYSE: PMC) have been trending continually upward during the last week or so.

    FTC: Pet-medications market could be more competitive

    FTC: Pet-medications market could be more competitive

    VIN News Service-12 hours ago
    That is why the AVMA is supportive of giving clients the flexibility to fill prescriptions at a pharmacy of their choice,” Dr. Ashley Morgan, assistant director of the ...

    Linking cancer drug prices to their performance

    Linking cancer drug prices to their performance

    CNBC-18 hours ago
    The pharmacy benefits manager negotiated a discount to offer an AbbVie regimen exclusively, at the expense of those from Gilead and others. The news rocked ...
    Express Scripts wants cancer drugs to prove value
    Medical Marketing and Media-16 hours ago
    PBM Seeks to Tie Drug Price With Outcomes
    AJMC.com Managed Markets Network-16 hours ago

    Fred's Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

    1. Fred's Reports First Quarter 2015 Results

      Business Wire (press release)-58 minutes ago
      "The pharmacy department is a vital element in our long-term strategy and business focus, and we were pleased to complete the acquisition of Reeves-Sain and ...

    Few health care facilities in Oregon voluntarily report mistakes Bend Bulletin-5 hours ago Less than 1 percent of pharmacies — seven out of 726 eligible statewide, none of them in Central Oregon — submitted reports last year, according to the ...


    1. Few health care facilities in Oregon voluntarily report mistakes

      Bend Bulletin-5 hours ago
      Less than 1 percent of pharmacies — seven out of 726 eligible statewide, none of them in Central Oregon — submitted reports last year, according to the ...

    Drug Program for Poor Dropped From 'Cures' Bill

    Drug Program for Poor Dropped From 'Cures' Bill

    MedPage Today-15 hours ago
    The rise in the number of "contract pharmacies" using the 340B discount program is another issue cited by PhRMA. Under the program, hospitals and clinics that ...

    Exclusive: Greece owes drugmakers $1.2 billion - and counting

    Exclusive: Greece owes drugmakers $1.2 billion - and counting
    Yahoo News UK-19 hours ago
    ... duty during a strike in Athens . View photo. People line up outside a pharmacy during a strike by pharmacists in Athens, March 28, 2014. REUTERS/Yorgos …

    Legislative hurdles could stall agreement

    Legislative hurdles could stall agreement

    Pharmacy News-6 hours ago
    The Federal Government says 6CPA kick-off depends upon parliamentary approval of its entire PBS reform package. The Pharmacy Guild of Australia says the ...