Saturday, June 23, 2018

Friday, June 22, 2018

Pharmacy Board[657] - Iowa Legislature -
2 days ago - Pharmacy Board [657] | Agency PDF | Agency Listing (Official Version - PDF format) ... Chapter 32 NONPAYMENT OF STATE DEBT, Rules. Chapter 33 ...

Gabapentin Becomes Controlled Substance on July 1, 2018

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2 days ago - This document is provided as a courtesy by the Kansas State Board of Pharmacy; and is not a final, exhaustive source that stringently defines and delineates all ...

Compact with Texans - Texas State Board of Pharmacy -
6 days ago - The Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) serves in a leadership role in regulating thepractice of pharmacy and acts in accordance with the highest standards of ethics, accountability, efficiency, effectiveness, and openness.

The Bezos-Buffett-Dimon health care venture: Eliminate the middlemen

WTOP-5 hours ago
The patient is insulated from higher prices at the pharmacy but still ultimately pays more. The cost of these coupons and donations shifts to the insurer, and the ..

Is the Albertsons-Rite Aid deal in trouble?

Retail Leader-1 hour ago
"During the fourth quarter, we made significant progress in a number of areas: our Retail Pharmacy Segment delivered strong results with an increase in ...

'Gag clauses' legislation pending

Times Daily-11 hours ago
Since 2016, at least 22 states have enacted laws prohibiting “gag clauses” on pharmacists in their contracts with pharmacy benefit managers, third party groups

South Plains pharmacies battle influence of corporate chains to stay in ...

KCBD-TV-18 hours ago
Many South Plains cities and communities are served by a locally-owned pharmacy but some owners of those pharmacies say it is not easy to compete with ...

Thursday, June 21, 2018

Nashville forensic lab confirms Fentanyl-laced marijuana found in ... 20, 2018
... or in clandestine pills compounded to resemble legitimate prescription opioids. ... According to Tommy Farmer, the TBI Special Agent in Charge of the Drug ...

Wednesday, June 20, 2018

Fake meds draw concerns from online pharmacy users hours ago
A popular online pharmacy has been ordered shut down by the DOJ. Canada Drugs was selling counterfeit meds. A local woman just learned she won't be able .

CareZone sues Express Scripts over pharmacy contract

Axios-4 hours ago
CareZone Pharmacy, an online pharmacy that delivers prescriptions to people's homes, is suing Express Scripts for allegedly engaging in anticompetitiv

From FDA Law Blog::

Posted: 19 Jun 2018 06:54 PM PDT
Announced as another effort to improve patient access and address drug pricing, FDA recently finalized two guidance documents intended to facilitate better communication and negotiation with payors, formulary committees, and others:
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Tuesday, June 19, 2018

Among the biggest challenges health care providers and patients face are shortages of medically necessary medications. These shortages greatly impact patient treatment options and require practitioners to make difficult decisions that can compromise care, such as rationing supplies or using less desirable, but more readily available, alternative therapies. The FDA also understands the impact and concern these shortages may have on patients and we want to reassure them that their care will continue to be our priority. Ensuring access to the drugs patients need means finding creative responses to shortages while also addressing the root causes of the shortage issue. The FDA’s role is focused on working with manufacturers, using all of our authorities to help prevent and mitigate drug shortages of medically necessary products used to prevent or treat a serious or life-threatening disease or medical condition.

Letter: OptumRx helps curb Rx misuse

The Columbus Dispatch-10 hours ago
OptumRx, a pharmacy-care-services company, identified in 2015 that some doctors and compoundingpharmacies were prescribing and filling what appeared to .

The Advantages to 503A Compounding - Pharmacy Practice News
23 hours ago - A new trend in pharmacy is re-insourcing—bringing back in house certain pharmacy functions, such as 503A compounding.

06/06/2018The Health Management Group Inc.Cincinnati District OfficeCGMP/Dietary Supplement/Adulterated/MisbrandedNot Issued *
06/07/2018Up Inya GearCenter for Food Safety and Applied NutritionNew Drug/MisbrandedNot Issued *
06/08/2018BR SASCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchCGMP/Finished Pharmaceuticals/AdulteratedNot Issued *
06/12/2018Ami Cosmetics Co., Ltd.Center for Drug Evaluation and ResearchFailure to Comply with Drug Listing Requirements/MisbrandedNot Issued *

Monday, June 18, 2018

A broken chain: pharmacy's supply crisis

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)-19 hours ago
That's because a significant portion of pharmacy supplier discounts stripped out have been replaced by fee increases ie: script dispensing remains very ...

Pharmacy regulation round-up - recent developments in Ireland, the ...

Lexology-4 hours ago
The key points to take away from this strategy document are that the PSI will be seeking amendments to the Pharmacy Act 2007 during the lifetime of the ...

Editorial: Lawmakers must end PBMs' tax-funded excess profits

The Columbus Dispatch-7 hours ago
State lawmakers should be working on ways to bring transparency to prescription-drug pricing, and Sunday's Dispatch report on secret practices of pharmacy ...

Must Read! DEA Issues Decisions in Pharmacy Cases Posted: 17 Jun 2018 06:50 PM PDT By Andrew J. Hull — Over the last couple of months, DEA has issued four decisions revoking the registrations of pharmacies (recall that DEA issued only one decision in 2017 involving a pharmacy

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Could Be Facing Decades in Prison Vanity Fair

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Could Be Facing Decades in Prison
Vanity Fair
Holmes and former president Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani were indicted for nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud. Read the full story

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New strategy in suing opioid maker blamed for addiction crisis: Target the family who runs it--(Question Would this same theory work for compounding pharmacies? Why or why not?)

New strategy in suing opioid maker blamed for addiction crisis: Target the family who runs it
NBC News
A novel legal strategy aims to "pull up the corporate curtain of protection that these people hide behind." Read the full story

Friday, June 15, 2018

Elizabeth Holmesfounder of blood-testing company Theranos ...

Washington Post-7 hours ago
Holmes and her former chief operating officer, Ramesh “Sunny” Balwani, were indicted by a federal grand jury on nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of ...

BREAKING: Theranos Founder, Ex-COO Indicted For Fraud

Law360-4 hours ago
Elizabeth Holmes, shown in November 2015, and Ramesh "Sunny" Balwani ... charged with two counts of conspiracy to commit wire fraud and nine counts of .

Theranos founder Elizabeth Holmes is stepping down as CEO as she ...

Business Insider-7 hours ago
The Department of Justice on Friday charged Holmes and Sunny Balwani, Theranos' former president, with nine counts of wire fraud and two counts of ...

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With Wire Fraud

Theranos Founder Elizabeth Holmes Charged With Wire Fraud

TIME-7 hours ago
She allegedly hid that change from the pharmacy's executives, conducting demonstrations using Theranos's machines and leading them on Theranos lab tours ...

County still not on board with opioid lawsuit

The Mountaineer-21 hours ago
Kirkpatrick, both an attorney and pharmacy owner, has been the lead contact ... “I see the attorney side, the county side and I see the side of owning a pharmacy.

Now We See: How The Opioid Crisis Has Laid Bare Deep Flaws In ...

WBUR-8 hours ago
This 2013, file photo shows OxyContin pills arranged for a photo at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. (Toby Talbot/AP). I now know that everything that I was taught ...

Criminal Liability of a Salesclerk Under the Federal Food, Drug, and ...

Pharmacy Times-12 hours ago
Something to think about: What if this had been a clerk in a pharmacy completing the sale of, say, an OTC product that had experienced a quality control lapse.

Pueblo County files suit over opioids

Pueblo Chieftain-11 hours ago
The county filed a 280-page lawsuit in Denver U.S. District Court on Thursday against pharmacy companies as well as grocery store and pharmacy chains that ...

New Opioid abuse proposal brings up privacy concerns

WTVD-TV-6 hours ago
"Anytime we allow the government to access private, sensitive information about our lives like our pharmacy, granting the government broad access to snoop .

Kentucky sues Walgreens in connection with opioid crisis

WCVB Boston-8 hours ago
Kentucky is suing Walgreens, claiming the pharmacy played a role in the state's opioid crisis. The state's Attorney General Andy Beshear says the retailer, which ...

Auditor general to review prescription drug pricing

Central Penn Business Journal-16 hours ago
Auditor General Eugene DePasquale announced Wednesday he will be reviewing Pennsylvania's pharmacy benefit managers in an effort to bring ...

Louisiana patients could get more medication cost details

Midland Reporter-Telegram-6 hours ago
BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana patients could soon get more details about what happens at the pharmacy counter and whether they've gotten the most ..