Friday, May 25, 2018

Pharmacist prescribing claims of pressure relief 'ludicrous', says RACGP

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)-18 hours ago
The review will look into a range of issues affecting the pharmacy sector in Queensland, from the ownership rules to pharmacist prescribing. Mainstream media ...

How pharmacists can comply with GDPR

The Pharmaceutical Journal-19 hours ago
While pharmacists and pharmacy owners should already be familiar with the importance of maintaining the confidentiality of patient data, GDPR places existin

Government unlawfully withheld information on community pharmacy ...

The Pharmaceutical Journal-11 hours ago
Lawyers acting for the Pharmaceutical Services Negotiation Committee (PSNC) criticised the government's handling of the introduction of community pharmacy ...

Ask Katie: Veterinary pharmacy woes dvm360-22 hours ago

Ask Katie: Veterinary pharmacy woes

dvm360-22 hours ago
A: I can appreicate the frustration that comes with having another (insert eye roll) competitor in the veterinary pharmacy space. Disclaiming and price matching ...

Declining number of rural pharmacies 'a worrisome trend'

WSU News-13 hours ago
Pharmacies clearly are important to health care in rural communities. Yet nearly 500 rural communities in Washington lost their only retail pharmacy between ..

Pharmacy Chains Sue Allergan Over Restasis 'Anticompetitive Scheme'

Inside Health Policy-7 hours ago
A coalition of the nation's largest pharmacies are suing Allergan over what they alleged is a multiyear anticompetitive scheme to shield the company's dry eye .

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people CNN

Record fentanyl bust in Nebraska finds enough doses to kill an estimated 26 million people
CNN
The Nebraska State Patrol seized nearly 120 pounds of the drug fentanyl — enough to kill about 26 million people, according to estimates by the US Drug Enforcement Administration. Read the full story

Thursday, May 24, 2018

ASPL: NEGLIGENCE – MEDICAL AND LEGAL Washington State Court of Appeals overturns summary dismissal of legal malpractice case considering Washington’s....

Border Patrol agents' seizure of opioids on the rise, McCaskill report ...

STLtoday.com-May 23, 2018
WASHINGTON • United States Border Patrol Patrol agents seized more than 3,500 pounds of opioids between 2013 and 2017, mostly near the southern border ..

Mussels off the coast of Seattle test positive for opioids

CBS News-1 hour ago
As more and more American communities grapple with opioid addiction, the human toll of the epidemic has grown in both scope and severity. And now ...

Deadly Delivery: Opioids By Mail

NPR-13 hours ago
The nation's opioid epidemic has been attributed to many factors, including the over-prescription of painkillers and the availability of cheap synthetic opioids like

Susan Redden: Trump, McCaskill differ on prescription drug remedy

Joplin Globe-May 23, 2018
He said those efforts will include an end to the pharmacist gag rule that “punishes” pharmacists for telling patients how they might save money, and discussed an 

Getting into practice

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)-12 hours ago
A recent article I wrote for the AJP on the Rural Health Workforce Strategy budget announcement possibly worsening pharmacist shortages for rural community .

COA upholds suspension of Gibson County doctor's license

Indiana Lawyer-5 hours ago
The Indiana Pharmacy Board asked a DEA investigator to investigate Gray in May 2011 based on their concerns about the prescriptions he was writing, ...

Former patient says doctor who took illegal kickbacks 'took advantage ...

NBC2 News-May 23, 2018
Federal court filings show Frey admitted to taking illegal kickbacks from two companies, including a representative for a pharmacy in Stuart. “I thought, 'this is ...

Should pharmacists be allowed to prescribe antibiotics?

Pharmacy News-20 hours ago
Pharmacists from larger pharmacies were more likely to prefer to treat the patient themselves. Nearly all (95.5%) correctly chose the right antibiotic for acute 

Hospital hit with $50000 fine for improper storage of opioids ...

Nantucket Island Inquirer-11 hours ago
... Lorazepam and Oxycodone/ Acetaminophen on handthan its records indicated; it improperly placed prescription drugs in an unlocked pharmacy refrigerator; ...

FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, wants them off shelves

WKRN News 2-13 hours ago
Orajel is displayed for sale in a pharmacy in New York Wednesday, May 23, 2018. (AP Photo/Stephanie Nano). FDA warns teething medicines are unsafe, ...
FDA targets teething medicines
Leader-Telegram-17 hours ago

Ohio Delays Awarding Licenses To Medical Marijuana Dispensaries

WOSU-4 hours ago
The Ohio Board of Pharmacy said it canceled Wednesday's special meeting two days after it was announced because information gathering was incomplete.

DEA targets opioid crisis with Operation Safe Haven

The Pioneer News-2 hours ago
In conjunction with Operation Safe Haven's enforcement activities, DEA Diversion Investigators visited more than 100 pharmacies in 70 cities throughout .

Views Why Trump's drug plan fails employers

Employee Benefit Adviser-13 hours ago
We add employers to this list of those not benefiting, as pharmacy spend is one of the ... and PBMs, wholesalers, pharmacies and pharmaceutical manufacturers.

Kickback Allegation Settlements Pile Up for Pharmaceutical Companies

Regulatory Focus-6 hours ago
Omnicare, a nursing home pharmacy, also in 2016 agreed to pay $28.125 million to resolve allegations that it solicited and received kickbacks from Abbott ...

Department of Justice, CVS Caremark, Fraud and Whistleblowers

American Council on Science and Health-8 hours ago
They control 26% of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) market serving 3,150,000 Medicare beneficiaries. A specific subsidiary, SilverScript is the CVS ...

Former Hillsboro doctor gets five years

Hillsboro Times Gazette-43 minutes ago
According to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy, the case began with a joint investigation between the pharmacy board, the Drug Enforcement Agency, the .

New bill aims to make sure Medicare customers get drug discounts

Washington Examiner-1 hour ago
A bipartisan House bill would require discounts for drugs in Medicare's prescription drug program to be applied when the medicine is bought at the pharmacy, ..

Mountain pharmacy owners charged in drug-trafficking scheme

TheSpec.com-21 hours ago
It's not quite business as usual at a Mountain pharmacy that's the subject of an RCMP probe into alleged opioid trafficking. But customers can still fill their 

NASP Applauds Bipartisan Legislation Introduced to Reduce Drug ...

PR Newswire (press release)-3 hours ago
The Phair Pricing Act of 2017 ensures that medication savings are passed along to seniors at the pharmacy counter and not otherwise used to manipulate drug ..

Missouri bill will protect customers from overpaying on prescriptions

KSHB-28 minutes ago
Pharmacy benefits managers negotiate drug prices for insurance companies. The intention is to help insurance companies get certain drugs for cheaper rates.

Federal Circuit Issues Two Decisions Impacting Standing to Challenge Validity of Pharma Patents Patterson Belknap Webb & Tyler LLP

A New Era of Compounding Pharmacies in Massachusetts

A New Era of Compounding Pharmacies in Massachusetts - High ...

https://www.high-profile.com/a-new-era-of-compounding-pharmacies-in-massachusetts/
7 hours ago - by Susie Festel. A meningitis outbreak in 2012 was traced back to contaminated drugs coming from a bulk prescription compounding company, New England ...

Must Read!! Athlete Advisory: What athletes need to know about Pharmacy--Compounded Drugs

Athlete Advisory: What athletes need to know about Pharmacy ... - Usada

https://www.usada.org/athlete-advisory-pharmacy-compounding/
16 hours ago - Compounded drugs may be more susceptible to human error than commercially manufactured drugs, which can result in lower or higher than expected doses, or completely different medications than intended.

Pfizer Settles Kickback Case Related To Drug Copay Assistance For ...

https://www.usatoday.com/.../pfizer-settles...copay-assistance-kickback.../641736002/
3 hours ago - Pfizer will pay the government nearly $24 million as part of a settlement to resolve allegations that it funneled money through a foundation ...
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How fake drugs can make you sicker — even if you never take them The Verge

How fake drugs can make you sicker — even if you never take them
The Verge
Bitter Pills follows the global, and growing, problem of counterfeit medicine Read the full story

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Verrica seeks $86M IPO to take on compounded dermatology drug ...

https://www.fiercebiotech.com/.../verrica-seeks-86m-ipo-to-take-compounded-dermat...
18 hours ago - Biopharma is a fast-growing world where big ideas come along daily. Successful execution of the strategy would likely see Verrica sell its product for a significantly higher price than is charged by compounding pharmacies.

The FDA is Seeking Input on the Evaluation of Approaches to Demonstrate Effectiveness of Heartworm Preventatives for Dogs


The Food and Drug Administration announced today that the Center for Veterinary Medicine (CVM) is evaluating the design of studies intended to support the standard of substantial evidence of effectiveness for new animal drugs to prevent heartworm disease in dogs. Currently, there are gaps in knowledge that prevent the FDA from fully evaluating which alternative approaches are suitable for meeting the standards of effectiveness. The need to evaluate alternative approaches is emphasized by the evolving susceptibility of Dirofilaria immitis larvae to heartworm preventatives containing macrocyclic lactones.

Read entire press release.

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Texas Board of Pharmacy Minutes from meeting held on FEBRUARY 6, 2018

Texas Board of Pharmacy Agenda from Meeting Held on May 1, 2018

MAY 1, 2018

Aborn Pharmacy, PHY 43166, Administrative Case AC 6300
San Jose, CA
Accusation Filed 3/9/2018; Case pending.
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Alisal Pharmacy, PHY 50019, Administrative Case AC 5851
Salinas, CA
Second Amended Accusation Filed 3/5/2018; Case pending.
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Care Rx Pharmacy, PHY 51049, Administrative Case AC 5903
Fresno, CA
Accusation Filed 3/8/2018; Case pending.
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Kohana Pharmacy and Center for Regenerative Medicine, PHY 50264, Administrative Case AC 5556
San Luis Obispo, CA
Second Amended Accusation Filed 3/28/2018; Case pending.
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Mid Valley Health Services, PHY 37093, Administrative Case AC 6241
Ceres, CA
Accusation Filed 3/30/2018; Case pending.
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Mid Valley Health Services, LSC 100004, Administrative Case AC 6241
Ceres, CA
Accusation Filed 3/30/2018; Case pending.
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Nuevo Pharmacy, PHY 50826, Administrative Case AC 6347
Perris, CA
Accusation Filed 3/30/2018; Case pending.
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Park Compounding Inc., PHY 53360, Administrative Case AC 6271
Irvine, CA
Accusation Filed 3/28/2018; Case pending.
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Park Compounding Inc., LSC 100771, Administrative Case AC 6271
Irvine, CA
Accusation Filed 3/28/2018; Case pending.
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Pharmacy Resources Incorporated, NSC 99697, Statement of Issues Case AC 6091
Denver, CO
Statement of Issues Filed 3/9/2018; Case pending.
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Riverwalk Pharmacy, PHY 49858, Administrative Case AC 6239
Riverside, CA
Accusation Filed 3/11/2018; Case pending.
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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, HSP 20878, Administrative Case AC 6247
Grass Valley, CA
Accusation Filed 3/30/2018; Case pending.
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Sierra Nevada Memorial Hospital Pharmacy, LSC 100095, Administrative Case AC 6247
Grass Valley, CA
Accusation Filed 3/30/2018; Case pending.
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Specialty Compounding Pharmacy, PHY 48534, Administrative Case AC 5691
Sherman Oaks, CA
Accusation Filed 3/11/2018; Case pending.
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Tustin Community Pharmacy, PHY 30023, Administrative Case AC 6160
Tustin, CA
Accusation Filed 3/12/2018; Case pending.
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05/09/2018Montana Compounding Pharmacy PCLos Angeles District OfficeCompounding Pharmacy/Adulterated Drug ProductsNot Issued 
05/09/2018Nox Bellcow Cosmetics Co. Ltd.Center for Drug Evaluation and ResearchCGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/AdulteratedNot Issued 
05/15/2018Cerno PharmaceuticalDallas District OfficeCGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/AdulteratedNot Issued *
05/18/2018Front Range KratomCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchUnapproved New Drug/MisbrandedNot Issued *
05/18/2018Pharmacy Direct, PDUCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionNew Drug/Labeling/MisbrandedNot Issued 
05/18/2018GliSODin Skin NutrientsCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionNew Drug/Labeling/MisbrandedNot Issued *
05/18/2018Revibe, Inc.Center for Drug Evaluation and ResearchUnapproved New Drug/MisbrandedNot Issued *
05/18/2018Kratom SpotCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchUnapproved New Drug/MisbrandedNot Issued *
05/18/2018Sunergized LLCCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionNew Drug/Labeling/MisbrandedNot Issued *

ADHD medication poisonings, abuse increasing, says study

Washington Times-13 hours ago
pharmacist at Marquier's Pharmacy in Newark, N.J., holds a bottle of the prescription drug Ritalin on March 26, 1996. Ritalin, manufactured by Ciba