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Saturday, October 31, 2015

Unapproved Antidepressant Found in Dietary Supplement Capsules Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)-21 hours ago

Unapproved Antidepressant Found in Dietary Supplement Capsules

Monthly Prescribing Reference (registration)-21 hours ago
National Video Supply announced a voluntary recall of all lots of RHINO 7 3000 Platinum Capsules after an analysis by the

FDA Changes Course on INDs for Food and Supplement ... www.sidley.com/news/2015-10-30-fda-regulatory-update Sidley Austin 17 hours ago -

FDA Changes Course on INDs for Food and Supplement ...

www.sidley.com/news/2015-10-30-fda-regulatory-update
Sidley Austin
17 hours ago - 2013), as a direct response to extensive comments from the food,dietary supplement and cosmetic industries. Comments from companies and trade 

How Ronna B. Hauser, PharmD, vice president of pharmacy affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), thinks the FDA views Compounding

How the FDA Views Compounding - Pharmacy Times

www.pharmacytimes.com/interviews/how-the-fda-views-compounding
6 hours ago - Ronna B. Hauser, PharmD, vice president of pharmacy affairs for the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), talks about the current

Ridgewood pharmacist and husband charged in alleged drug scheme TimesLedger-21 hours ago Marcin Jakacki, 35, and his pharmacist wife Lilian Jakacki, 49, along with their alleged accomplice Robert Cybulski, 30, ..

Ridgewood pharmacist and husband charged in alleged drug scheme
TimesLedger-21 hours ago
Marcin Jakacki, 35, and his pharmacistwife Lilian Jakacki, 49, along with their alleged accomplice Robert Cybulski, 30, ..

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Trading Down 8.2% (IMMY) DC Progressive-2 hours ago ...

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals Trading Down 8.2% (IMMY)
DC Progressive-2 hours ago
... as well as other non-proprietary products, through its compounding pharmacies Pharmacy

In Pharmaceutical Pricing, Scarcity Overrules Regulation Barron's-10 hours ago Compounding pharmacies are regulated by their home states' pharmacy boards

In Pharmaceutical Pricing, Scarcity Overrules Regulation
Barron's-10 hours ago
Compounding pharmacies are regulated by their home states' pharmacy boards

A doctor in California has been found guilty of murder for over-prescribing drugs that caused the fatal overdose of three patients, in a landmark verdict prosecutors called the first such conviction in the United States.

Top health official in China calls for lower drug prices Healthcare Packaging-Oct 27, 2015 A top hospital official in China is calling for more reform when it comes to pharmaceutical

Top health official in China calls for lowerdrug prices
Healthcare Packaging-Oct 27, 2015
A top hospital official in China is calling for more reform when it comes to pharmaceutical

FDA Says Chinese Pfizer Plant Hid Failures, Used Old Ingredients Bloomberg-18 hours ago A Pfizer Inc. plant in China that was being inspected by Food and Drug Administration regulators in order to ship

FDA Says Chinese Pfizer Plant Hid Failures, Used Old Ingredients
Bloomberg-18 hours ago
A Pfizer Inc. plant in China that was being inspected by Food and DrugAdministration regulators in order to ship

FDA worries about China drugs in your cabinet Worcester Telegram-Oct 29, 2015 When FDA inspectors showed up at a Chinese company that supplies key ingredients to two of the U.S.'s biggest

FDA worries about China drugs in your cabinet
Worcester Telegram-Oct 29, 2015
When FDA inspectors showed up at aChinese company that supplies key ingredients to two of the U.S.'s biggest

FDA Shows Up, a Man Runs, and Questions Emerge on China's Drugs Bloomberg-Oct 28, 2015 When FDA inspectors showed up at a Chinese company that supplies key ingredients to two of the U.S.'s biggest drug ...

Questions emerge on China's drugs Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-Oct 30, 2015 Data integrity is a vital part of FDA's inspections in China, as patients are at serious

Questions emerge on China's drugs
Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-Oct 30, 2015
Data integrity is a vital part of FDA's inspections inChina, as patients are at serious

Valeant Will Terminate Relationship With Philidor Bloomberg-15 hours ago ... will terminate its relationship with Philidor RX Services after the pharmacy fell under scrutiny for its business practices

Valeant Will Terminate Relationship With Philidor
Bloomberg-15 hours ago
... will terminate its relationship with Philidor RX Services after the pharmacyfell under scrutiny for its business practices

Valeant Flap Puts Focus on Drug Makers' Ties to Pharmacies

Valeant Flap Puts Focus on Drug Makers' Ties to Pharmacies
Wall Street Journal-15 hours ago
The tangled relationship between Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. and mail-order pharmacy Philidor

Drug Maker Valeant Abandons 'Phantom Pharmacy'

Drug Maker Valeant Abandons 'Phantom Pharmacy'
bradfordtoday-18 hours ago
Valeant Pharmaceuticals, under intense scrutiny over drug prices, has cut ties 

Vertex, Mylan, CVS subpoenaed by federal agencies KFGO-2 hours ago ... related to controlled substance

Vertex, Mylan, CVS subpoenaed by federal agencies
KFGO-2 hours ago
... related to controlled substance

Friday, October 30, 2015

Portland dog drug seller raises $12M from former competitor Portland Business Journal (blog)-3 hours ago ... years ago, VetSource is licensed in all 50 states as a pharmacy for pet medications, which it ships all over the country

Portland dog drug seller raises $12M from former competitor
Portland Business Journal (blog)-3 hours ago
... years ago, VetSource is licensed in all 50 states as a pharmacy for pet medications, which it ships all over the country

Feds: 2 NYC pharmacies source of black-market painkillers FederalNewsRadio.com-20 hours ago NEW YORK (AP) — Two mom-and-pop pharmacies in residential neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn

Feds: 2 NYC pharmacies source of black-market painkillers
FederalNewsRadio.com-20 hours ago
NEW YORK (AP) — Two mom-and-pop pharmacies in residential neighborhoods in Queens and Brooklyn 

Greek Government Issues New Decree on Pharmacy Licences Greek Reporter-6 hours ago The Greek government has taken a firm stance on the disputed reform in licensing for new pharmacies by issuing

Ridgewood pharmacy owners ran massive pill ring: DEA Queens Chronicle-8 hours ago Federal officials said a Connecticut couple ran a massive painkiller ring out of their Greenpoint and Ridgewood

Some members of Congress and indie pharmacy urge close look at ... Drug Store News-8 hours ago WASHINGTON — As Walgreens and Rite Aid prepare to present a proposed merger to regulatory authorities, members

Greenpoint Pharmacy Was Front For Multi-Million Dollar Oxy Ring Gothamist-9 hours ago "The defendants and pharmacies charged today allegedly were part of one the largest opioid painkiller diversion ...

Tainted steroid case underway Traverse City Record Eagle-2 hours ago The Massachusetts-based compounding pharmacy sent the steroid compounds across the country and

Tainted steroid case underway
Traverse City Record Eagle-2 hours ago

Most docs are in the dark about biosimilars: survey Medical Marketing and Media-Aug 13, 2015 ... conventions for biosimilar drugs have been well documented as these biologic copies continue their slow approach to pharmacy

Most docs are in the dark about biosimilars: survey

Medical Marketing and Media-Aug 13, 2015
... 

Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa ... The Tico Times-

Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa ...

The Tico Times-May 21, 2015
... of online sources of illegal and counterfeit medicine with Costa Rica ... of 69 websites, including social media profiles and online 

Costa Rica a hotbed for illegal and counterfeit medications

Unregistered, illegal health products sold online, delivered to Costa ...

The Tico Times-May 21, 2015
... of online sources of illegal and counterfeit medicine with Costa Rica ... of 69 websites, including social media profiles and online 

Warner Chilcott to plead guilty to healthcare fraud, will pay $125 million Drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to plead guilty to healthcare fraud and will pay the government $125 million to resolve civil and criminal allegations, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday.

 
Warner Chilcott to plead guilty to healthcare fraud, will pay $125 million
Drugmaker Warner Chilcott has agreed to plead guilty to healthcare fraud and will pay the government $125 million to resolve civil and criminal allegations, the U.S. Justice Department announced Thursday. Officials also arrested the company's former president Thursday READ MORE

This information has recently been updated and is now available. National Video Supply Issues Voluntary Nationwide Recall of All Lots of Rhino 7 3000 and Rhino 7 Platinum 3000 Capsules due to Undeclared Active Pharmaceutical Ingredients 10/29/2015 07:21 PM EDT

Veterinary Compounds with API from Attix Pharmaceuticals on FDA October 30, 2015 Enforcement Report

VeterinaryPharmacy Creations 540 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869 Prazosin 0.5MG/ML SUSPENSION - 240 mL 1MG/ML SUSPENSION - 480 mL0.5MG/ML SUSPENSION 250481 t01022015@16 1MG/ML SUSPENSION 247619 02232015@8 03052015@2Class IIAPI manufacturer Attix Pharmaceuticals notified Pharmacy Creations that finished veterinary products may have been exposed to penicillin products.Pharmacy Creations
VeterinaryPharmacy Creations 540 Route 10 West, Randolph, NJ 07869 Cetirizine 25mg/mL TDG - 3 mL Cetirizine 20 mg/mL TDG - 3 mL Cetirizine PF 10 mg/5mL Syrup - 300 mLCetirizine 25mg/mL TDG - 3 mL 01162015@19 02202015@17 Cetirizine 20 mg/mL TDG - 3 mL 01202015@24 02202015@16 Cetirizine PF 10 mg/5mL Syrup - 300 mL T225128 01202015@8 02262015@9Class IIAPI manufacturer Attix Pharmaceuticals notified Pharmacy Creations that finished veterinary products may have been exposed to penicillin products.Pharmacy Creations
VeterinaryPharmacy Creations 540 Route 10 West Randolph, NJ 07869 Aminopentamide 0.2MG Capsule231312Class IIAPI manufacturer Attix Pharmaceuticals notified Pharmacy Creations that finished veterinary products may have been exposed to penicillin products.Pharmacy Creations

High Importance! CDC: Patient developed fungal meningitis 2 years after injection of ... Roanoke Times (blog)-16 hours ago Patients or their survivors have filed hundreds of lawsuits against New England Compounding Center, a Massachusetts company that federal investigators say

CDC: Patient developed fungal meningitis 2 years after injection of ...

Roanoke Times (blog)-16 hours ago
Patients or their survivors have filed hundreds of lawsuits against New EnglandCompounding Center, a Massachusetts company that federal investigators say

Automated compounding reduces hospital costs and pharmacy errors Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-43 minutes ago Researchers at the University of Arizona have found that automated compounding technology can eliminate compounding errors, reduces costs, and prevent

Automated compounding reduces hospital costs and pharmacy errors

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-43 minutes ago

Must Read! Frier Levitt: FDA Offers Interim Guidance on Enforcement Against Compounding Pharmacies

FDA Offers Interim Guidance on Enforcement Against ...

www.frierlevitt.com/.../fda-offers-interim-guidance-on-enforcement-agai...
21 hours ago - FDA Offers Interim Guidance on Enforcement Against CompoundingPharmacies Under 503A. By Erin M. Magennis, Esq. While the Drug Quality and 

Counterfeit-drug smuggler, under indictment in Pittsburgh, headed to prison October 30, 2015 12:00 AM U.S. District Judge Donetta Ambrose imposed that sentence Thursday on Daniel Sanchez, 40, who worked for a Costa Rican online pharmacy called CDR Marketing in arranging to have the misbranded drugs imported from India to two U.S. re-shippers, identified as Neil Russell of Pittsburgh and Manuel Pena of Houston. Both are under indictment in Pittsburgh, along with a woman identified as the Indian supplier, Paridhi Sharma; the owners of CDR Marketing, Miguel Arias and Luis Guillermo Chaves; and several others, including Zhenya Nikolova, the owner of another Costa Rican online pharmacy called Alliance Pharmacy.

IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against GNC... | Business Wire

IMPORTANT INVESTOR ALERT: Goldberg Law PC Announces Securities Class Action Lawsuit against GNC... | Business Wire

Ben Carson had extensive relationship to dietary supplement company despite denial CNN‎ - 3 hours ago (CNN) In Wednesday's CNBC Republican presidential debate

(CNN) In Wednesday's CNBC Republican presidential debate

Pitts, Udall on Thoroughbred Legislation Report ... pitts.house.gov › Media Center Joe Pitts 16 mins ago - Senator Udall stated: “Doping in the Sport of Kings is unscrupulous and deadly, killing 24 horses in competition every week. Trainers and veterinarians who ..

Pitts, Udall on Thoroughbred Legislation Report ...

pitts.house.gov › Media Center
Joe Pitts
16 mins ago - 

Thursday, October 29, 2015

Penalties for Violations of State Ethics and Public Corruption ... www.ncsl.org/.../50-state-chart-... National Conference of State Legislatures Some states specify that violations of the state's ethics law are also violations of criminal law and impose penalties accordingly. ... Voting in matters with financial interest ...

Penalties for Violations of State Ethics and Public Corruption ...

www.ncsl.org/.../50-state-chart-...
National Conference of State Legislatures
Some states specify that violations of the state's ethics law are also violations of criminal law and impose penalties accordingly. ... Voting in matters with financial interest ... and in which the officer or employee personally participated during the officer's or ... Bribery of any ministerial officer, employee, or appointee of the state

Question of the Day October 30, 2015 Many states have laws that prohibit state appointees from participating in decisions in which they or their employer have a financial stake in the outcome. How many times has this been raised in state board of pharmacy cases involving compounding pharmacies?


FDA Issues Warnings on Homeopathy on ADHD Patients Mortgage News Daily-19 hours ago It is known that Food and Drug Administration (FDA), albeit slightly cautious,

FDA Issues Warnings on Homeopathy on ADHD Patients

Mortgage News Daily-19 hours ago
It is known that Food and Drug Administration (FDA), albeit slightly cautious,

Majority of Theranos Board Gone After FDA Report

Majority of Theranos Board Gone After FDA Report

Breitbart News-15 hours ago
The FDA operates a tiered regulatory structure that classifies medical devices by categories–Class I, Class II, and Class III–according to a device's safety and ...
The Narrative Frays for Theranos and Elizabeth Holmes
In-Depth-New York Times-4 hours ago
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FDA worries about China drugs in your cabinet Worcester Telegram-7 hours ago When FDA inspectors showed up at a Chinese company that supplies key ingredients to two of the U.S.'s biggest drug companies, a curious thing happened.

FDA worries about China drugs in your cabinet

Worcester Telegram-7 hours ago

Industry, Patient Group Weigh in on FDA's Biosimilar Naming...

Industry, Patient Groups Weigh in on FDA's Biosimilar Naming ...

Regulatory Focus-7 hours ago
Industry is calling on the US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) to use to use "meaningful" and "distinguishable" suffixes linked to a biosimilar license holder's ...
USP Comments on FDA Draft Guidance on Nonproprietary Naming ...
PharmiWeb.com (press release)-9 hours ago
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Pharmacy's Sales Tactics Disclosed Wall Street Journal‎ - 1 day ago


Pharmacy's Sales Tactics Disclosed
Wall Street Journal - 1 day ago

Opinion: Health care mergers are out of control KSPR-10 hours ago If that deal goes through, there will be only two national pharmacy chains: ... Pharmacy benefits managers are the middlemen between

Opinion: Health care mergers are out of control

KSPR-10 hours ago
If that deal goes through, there will be only two national pharmacychains: ... Pharmacy benefits managers are the middlemen between 

Greedy pharmacists eroding healthy future

Greedy pharmacists eroding healthy future

South China Morning Post (subscription)-19 hours ago
Earlier this year People's Daily reported that mainland visitors were being ripped off by some pharmacies in Hong Kong charging

Pharmacy Track-and-Trace Compliance Deadline Again Delayed by ... Pharmacy Times-6 hours ago The FDA has once again delayed its enforcement of product tracing requirements for pharmacies under the Drug Supply Chain

The Pharmacy Wars: Pharmacies could be issue for Walgreens plan to buy Rite Aid

The Pharmacy Wars: Walgreens Buys Rite Aid For $17.2 Billion

Patch.com-10 hours ago
It's official. There are more than 20 Rite Aid locations in Montgomery County. Next year they will be under new ownership.
Pharmacies could be issue for Walgreens plan to buy Rite Aid
In-Depth-The Boston Globe-15 hours ago
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Brooklyn Mom-and-Pop Pharmacy Ran Massive Drug Ring; 2 NYC pharmacies source of black-market painkillers

Brooklyn Mom-and-Pop Pharmacy Ran 'Massive' Oxycodone Ring ...

Patch.com-8 hours ago
Chopin Chemists was behind "one of the largest illegal diversions of oxycodone pills ever uncovered in a New York State pharmacy," feds say.
Feds: 2 NYC pharmacies source of black-market painkillers
In-Depth-San Jose Mercury News-7 hours ago

CVS, Express Scripts, UnitedHealth Group Cut Off Philidor, Pharmacy Used by Valeant Wall Street Journal‎ - 1 hour ago The three largest pharmacy-benefit managers in the U.S. said they are ceasing work with a pharmacy that has

United States: House Energy & Commerce Panel Releases Draft Bill to Regulate Diagnostic Lab Tests, Schedules November 17 Hearing ß Reed Smith The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee has scheduled a November 17, 2015 hearing on the regulation of

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The House Energy and Commerce Health Subcommittee has scheduled a November 17, 2015 hearing on the regulation of

FDA 483 D.R. Pharmacy Inc. TX Producer of Sterile Drug Products 10/29/2015

FDA 483 Diabetes Corporation of America TN Producer of Sterile Drug Products 10/29/2015

Second Question of the Day October 29, 2015 How many athletes have taken over-the-counter dietary supplements that contained hidden drug ingredients and caused the athlete to be accused of taking performance enhancement drugs?


The elevation of the FDA’s Division of Dietary Supplement Programs to “office” status, a move that could give regulators more enforcement tools, could come “by the end of the year,” an FDA official told the audience at the Council for Responsible Nutrition conference Thursday.

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Dietary ... https://www.federalregister.gov/.../notice-of-opportunity-... Federal Register 13 hours ago - The Office of Dietary Supplements (ODS) at the National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the National Library of Medicine (NLM), has developed

Notice of Opportunity for Public Comment on the Dietary ...

https://www.federalregister.gov/.../notice-of-opportunity-...
Federal Register
13 hours ago -