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Saturday, July 30, 2016

Medicare Part D spending on compounded drugs grew from $70.2 million in 2006 to $508.7 million in 2015, and topical drugs accounted for an outsized portion 
The majority owner of the New England Compounding Center, the Framingham pharmacy blamed for a 2012 ...

Friday, July 29, 2016

Checkout Prevention Magazines August 2016 Edition Article Bad Medicine by Kenneth Miller (on newstands now)


Adamis Pharmaceuticals Announces $11.1 Million Registered Direct ...

GlobeNewswire (press release)-4 hours ago
The Company's U.S. Compounding, Inc. subsidiary, which is registered as a drug compoundingoutsourcing facility under Section 503B of the U.S. Food, Drug ...

Breaking News!! Husband and wife Carla and Douglas Conigliaro expected to plead guilty in the NECC case

Couple to plead guilty in NECC case

WCVB Boston-31 minutes ago
BOSTON —Two executives charged in the New England Compounding Center steroid outbreak that killed nearly 80 and sickened hundreds are expected to .

Lethal Injection Opponents Consider Further Appeals

OzarksFirst.com-4 hours ago
“They have no right to create an exact copy through compounding solely in an effort to violate state and federal law simply because they can't get a copy of the ...

Imprimis Launches New MaxRx Prescriber Portal™

PR Newswire (press release)-4 hours ago
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (NASDAQ: IMMY) is a pharmaceutical company dedicated to making drugs affordable again through its Branded Compounding

Thursday, July 28, 2016

meningitis-etc: Settlement Financial Report Shows Limited Amount t...

meningitis-etc: Settlement Financial Report Shows Limited Amount t...: By Walter F. Roche Jr. Although estimates of the reimbursement to victims of a fungal meningitis outbreak have ranged to $215 million, a ...

meningitis-etc: Two NECC Defendants Don't Want Jury Trial

meningitis-etc: Two NECC Defendants Don't Want Jury Trial: By Walter F. Roche Jr. Two of the defendants in the criminal case stemming from a deadly fungal meningitis outbreak don't want their ...

meningitis-etc: Prosecutors Oppose Lifting Chin 's Home Detention

meningitis-etc: Prosecutors Oppose Lifting Chin 's Home Detention: By Walter F. Roche Jr. Noting that he was first arrested as he was about to board a plane for Hong Kong, federal prosecutors are asking a ...

meningitis-etc: Agreement Signed on Nashville Clinic Cases

meningitis-etc: Agreement Signed on Nashville Clinic Cases: By Walter F. Roche Jr. A memorandum of understanding has been signed by all parties that could lead to a settlement of the legal claims o...

meningitis-etc: Federal Judge Steps In On Outbreak Claims

meningitis-etc: Federal Judge Steps In On Outbreak Claims: By Walter F. Roche Jr. A federal judge says she wants to hear from federal officials about the delay in reaching an agreement that could ...

Essential Read! Know What You're Buying? The Messy World Of Compounding Pharmacies - Horse Racing News Paulick Report‎

Many humans and animals use compounded drugs without incident, but some pharmacies have made 

Proposed Legislative Changes Will Tighten Oversight and Tracking ...Imported Veterinary Drugs

Proposed Legislative Changes Will Tighten Oversight and Tracking ...

Farmscape Online-14 hours ago
... Changes Will Tighten Oversight and Tracking of Imported Veterinary Drugs ... ingredient is, is what would normally be compounded or made into the drug.

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals waiting FDA approval for $1 copycat of ...

Daily Star Gazette-22 hours ago
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals thrust theirself into drug-price debate last year when he ... Imprimis said its compounded alternative may reduce the cost of the drug by ..

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

SecuringIndustry.com - Scotland in midst of fake Valium epidemic

https://www.securingindustry.com/pharmaceuticals/scotland-in-midst-of.../a2876/
8 hours ago - The counterfeit pills are designed to look like anti-anxiety drug Valium (diazepam) ... However, the situation is compounded by the fact that many users will mix ..

Insurers May Share Blame for Generic Drug Price Rise ...

www.realclearhealth.com/.../insurers_may_share_blame_for_generic_drug_price_rise...
13 hours ago - The pharmacist tells me all the generic drug manufacturers are raising prices. ... Government spending on compounded drugs that are handmade by retail 

Arkansas Secrecy Law Hinders Pfizer Effort to Curtail Use of Its Drug ...

AllGov-4 hours ago
... the new supply of vecuronium bromide was not bought at a pharmacy outside of the U.S. and was not made by or obtained from a compounding pharmacy.

Appeals court rejects suit over Missouri execution protocol

San Francisco Chronicle-48 seconds ago
The suit claims the state violates state and federal law by using an illegal prescription to obtain pentobarbital from a compounding pharmacy. It wasn't clear

Update: Pharmacy Board Redrafts Compounding Rules - Ohio State ...

https://www.osma.org/Public.../Update-Pharmacy-Board-Redrafts-Compounding-Rule...
19 hours ago - Update: Pharmacy Board Redrafts Compounding Rules. July 26, 2016. The State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy has retracted and redrafted its dangerous drugs .

N.C. Firm Gets Letter for Compounding Without Prescriptions | 2016 ...

www.fdanews.com/.../177693-nc-firm-gets-letter-for-compounding-without-prescript...
5 hours ago - A compounding operation in North Carolina landed an FDA warning letter forcompounding drugs without prescriptions and for sterility concerns. Health ...

Update from Texas Board of Pharmacy Regarding Adopted and Proposed Rules

Adopted and Proposed Rules

Rules adopted at the May 2016 Board meeting were published as adopted in the June 10, 2016, issue of the Texas Register and became effective June 12, 2016.  Rules proposed at the May Board meeting are posted in the June 24, 2016, issues of the Texas Register.   You may view a summary of the adopted and proposed rules here. The proposed rules will be considered for adoption at the next TSBP board meeting on August 2, 2016.   The August Board meeting agenda is available 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.

Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Pharmacy workforce to evolve

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (registration) (blog)-17 hours ago
Pharmacy will have to evolve as technologies are introduced and refined, says Kristin Michaels, CEO of the Society of Hospital Pharmacists of Australia

Need to amend Drugs and Cosmetics Act 1940 to promote e ...

The Pharma Letter (registration)-8 hours ago
“With the advent of e-pharmacy, there is a need to amend the Drugs and Cosmetics Act, 1940, as it does not differentiate between offline and online pharmacies.

Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Minutes for March 8-9, 2016 Meeting

March 8-9, 2016

Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Meeting for July 26-27, 2016

Board of Pharmacy Board Meeting July 26-27, 2016

July 26, 2016 - July 27, 2016
Board of Pharmacy Board Meeting July 26-27, 2016
- See more at: https://www.tn.gov/health/calendar/pharmacy#sthash.WlVQfzPY.dpuf

Georgia Board of Pharmacy Meeting Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Georgia Board of Pharmacy Meeting

Wednesday, August 3, 2016 - 9:00am
Suwanee

Florida Board of Pharmacy Agenda and Public Book for Meeting on July 28-29, 2016

July 28, 2016 
Probable Cause Panel
Telephone Conference Call @ 9:00am
Meet Me #: (888) 670-3525
Participation Code: 513-489-6685
Materials:
FAR Notice (PDF)
Agenda (PDF) 
Public Book
 (PDF)
July 29, 2016 
Board Meeting
Telephone Conference Call @ 12:00 p.m.
Meet Me #: 888-670-3525
Participation Code: 513-489-6685
Materials:
FAR Notice (PDF)
Agenda (PDF) 
Public Book
 (PDF

Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Meeting Scheduled for August 3, 2016 ( no agenda available yet)


California Board of Pharmacy Agenda and Meeting Material for Meeting July 27-28, 2016


     
July 27-28, 2016Department of Consumer Affairs
1625 N. Market Blvd.
1st Floor Hearing Room
Sacramento, CA 95834
AgendaMeeting Materials
Prescription Drug Take-Back Regulation
July 08, 2016Health Innovations Pharmacy, IncAtlanta District OfficeCGMP/Compounded Drugs/MisbrandingNot Issued *
July 18, 2016Ageless AestheticsDenver District OfficeNew Drug/Labeling/False & Misleading ClaimsNot Issued *
July 15, 2016Karen RocheNew England District OfficeNew Drug/MisbrandedNot Issued *
July 01, 2016Reser's Fine Foods Inc.Atlanta District OfficeCGMP/Food/Prepared, Packed or Held Under Insanitary Conditions/AdulteratedNot Issued *
June 03, 2016Diabetes Corporation of AmericaNew Orleans District OfficeDrug Product/AdulteratedNot Issued *
July 15, 2016Annemarie Gianni Skin Care LLCNew England District OfficeNew Drug/Labeling/MisbrandedNot Issued *

PBMs Make Progress in Controlling Spending on Compounded Drugs

PBMs Make Progress in Controlling Spending on Compounded Drugs ...

https://www.workcompcentral.com/.../1ae99e294dbe5acc690235d7591c52e8d1a5c6...
13 hours ago - PBMs Make Progress in Controlling Spending on Compounded Drugs. By Elaine Goodman; National; Topic: Top; - 232 views; - Average time spent on item: 14

Compounding pharmacies could be responsible for product liability ...

www.cartwrightlaw.com/.../compounding-pharmacies-could-be-responsible-for-prod...
19 hours ago - Compounding pharmacies provide customized prescription medications for patients who are unable to take conventional versions that are produced on large ...

APNewsBreak: Pfizer: Arkansas execution would 'misuse' drug

U.S. News & World Report-22 hours ago
... the new supply of vecuronium bromide was not bought at a pharmacy outside of the U.S. and was not made by or obtained from a compounding pharmacy.

Monday, July 25, 2016

citybizlist : New York : Bain Capital-backed QuVa Pharma Acquires ...

newyork.citybizlist.com/.../bain-capital-backed-quva-pharma-acquires-biotech-pharm...
19 hours ago - ... ready-to-use compounded sterile drug preparations to hospitals in key markets in the eastern half of the US. Located near Route 78 in western New Jersey, ...

ASHP urges FDA to make changes to compounding guidances ...

pharmacist.com/ashp-urges-fda-make-changes-com...
American Pharmacists Association
5 hours ago - The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists is urging FDA to make revisions to