Thursday, April 30, 2015
Feds indict Vestavia Hills doctor on 10 charges related to Jasper 'pill .-- with 10 counts of unlawfully distributing controlled substances "outside the scope of professional practice and not for a legitimate medical purpose"
AL.com-6 hours ago
The indictment was announced by U.S. Attorney Joyce White Vance,DEA Assistant Special Agent in Charge Clay A. Morris and IRS Criminal Investigation ...
Manufacturer asks Oklahoma to return any execution drugs
U-T San Diego-3 hours ago
FILE - This Friday, July 25, 2014 file photo shows bottles of midazolam at a hospital pharmacy in Oklahoma City. In a March 4, 2015 letter, Akorn, the ...
Medicare Releases Detailed Look at Prescription-Drug Spending
Wall Street Journal-5 hours ago
The new data are drawn from the Medicare program known as Part D, which covers most drugs sold through retail and mail-orderpharmacies, and comes amid ...
Medicare Releases Detailed Data on Prescription Drug Spending
New York Times-1 hour ago
UPDATE 1-Nexium, Advair led Medicare drug spending in 2013 ...
Reuters-5 hours ago
Medicare data show contrast in generic, brand prescribing
The Missoulian-1 hour ago
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Omnicare said to be drawing interest from Express Scripts and CVS
STLtoday.com-7 hours ago
Pharmacy service provider Omnicare Inc., which is exploring a sale, has drawn interest from Express Scripts and CVS Health, Bloomberg reports, citing people ...
Omnicare said to draw interest from CVS and Express Scripts
Chicago Tribune-4 hours ago
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Second Question of the Day April 30, 2015 What is being done and has been done ever since the early notice of contamination of api from Attix to make sure the heath and safety of humans and pets is protected? What processes do state boards of pharmacy have in place to make sure traditional compounding pharmacies who have used this api are notifying consumers and recalling any remaining preparations? What action are boards of pharmacy taking to accumulate all adverse reactions from these products especially the ones that customers may not make the connection with the api until they are notified (for example dog is given compounded preparation with this api, dies and until customers is aware of problem with api does not question dogs death)?
Question of the Day April 30, 2015 How many consumers in the US of compounded medications (human and animal) are getting recall notices based on the Attix Pharmaceutical recall of api from Jan. 5, 2012, and Feb. 13, 2015? Are state boards of pharmacy proactively working with these impacted compounding pharmacies to make sure all compounded products with this api is recalled or the patients are notified of the issue?
Attix Pharmaceuticals recalls hundreds of APIs from the U.S.According to Health Canada, Attix Pharmaceuticals is recalling all nonpenicillin APIs repackaged and ...
FiercePharma Manufacturing - 5 hours ago
Military Times-16 minutes ago
But others — including some who ordered prescriptions directly from compounding pharmacies in recent months —may need to work with their pharmacists to ...
Updated FDA 2015 Pharmacy Inspections and Related Records including 483s released as of April 30, 2015
2015 Pharmacy Inspections and Related Records
Texas is one of only five states that prohibit a physician's ability to dispense ; Introduced Version of SB 588 Bill Analysis and HB 1483 Analysis and Comparison
Chattanooga Times Free Press-Apr 29, 2015
Starting in 2010, family practitioner Robert Alan Coles collaborated with a Texas man to prescribe the medications through an online business, called Central
Business Insider-17 hours ago
How? Hypothetically, biosimilars designated as "interchangeable" could be swapped out at the level of the pharmacy, without any required input from a doctor.
Company sues Texas Medical Board over telemedicine restrictions
Chron.com-12 hours ago
The board would allow telemedicine without a prior visit only if patients are at a health facility, such as a hospital, clinic or even apharmacy, and have a health ...
Teladoc files for IPO
ModernHealthcare.com-22 hours ago
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Company sues Texas Medical Board to halt telemedicine rules | www.mystatesman.comSeeking to block new rules restricting doctors from treating patients they've never met, the nation's largest telemedicine company sued the Texas Medical Board ...
MyStatesman.com - 15 hours ago
A new draft of House legislation that creates significant new regulatory leeway for drug and device companies includes more funding for the National Institutes of Health, representing a compromise with Democrats who withdrew support for the bill. READ MORE
CNNMoney-1 hour ago
On March 29, 2015, the Company entered into a definitive agreement to combine with OptumRx, UnitedHealth Group's free-standing pharmacy care services .
MarketWatch-22 hours ago
MinuteClinic, CVS/pharmacy and the participating health care organizations will ... a leading pharmacy benefits manager with nearly 65 million plan members, ...
Pharmacy News-6 hours ago
The latest Roy Morgan Image of Profession Survey shows that a very large majority of Australians aged 14 and over rate pharmacistsamong the most trusted ...
London:Pharmacy customer satisfied with response after medical documents found discarded in recycling bin outside an apartment building
CTV News-13 hours ago
He is one of nine people whose medical information was found in a recycling bin outside an apartment building at 425 King Street, next to the pharmacy.
JD Supra (press release)-18 hours ago
Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services' Office for Civil Rights (“OCR”) announced that Cornell Prescription Pharmacy of Denver, ...
HIPAA Settlement Follows Unsecured Paper Records Disposal
The National Law Review-17 hours ago
The National Law Review-17 hours ago
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Wednesday, April 29, 2015
Scientific Considerations in Demonstrating Biosimilarity to a Reference Product; Guidance for Industry (PDF - 169KB)
Quality Considerations in Demonstrating Biosimilarity of a Therapeutic Protein Product to a Reference Product; Guidance for Industry (PDF - 144KB)
Texas Board of Pharmacy Proposed Rule Chapter 291 Concerning Pharmacies (Non-Resident Pharmacy (Class E)) (§§291.101-291.106)
Question of the Day April 29, 2015 Texas Board of Pharmacy has a contract with "Analytical" according to their May 5, 2015 agenda to do compounded pharmaceutical analysis. Does anyone have anymore information on this company? Does the fact that the original cost was $95,000 and the amended cost is now $190,000 mean the Texas Board of Pharamcy is having a lot more compounded preparations tested or were the charges for the services increased for other reasons?
First Lab Analytical
Erin Feil TIBH-Peak B&H Photo Threads
1 year extension
1 year extension, increase by 100%
Increase by 100% Increase over 100% Increase over 100% Increase by 35%
$0.00 $95,000.00 $1,000.00 $3,223.92 $99.00 $76.00
$0.00 $190,000 1 $2,000.00 $6,754.88 $199.00 $103.00
Original Term End
8/31/2014 8/31/2014 8/31/2015
completion of services receipt of goods receipt of goods
Compounded pharmaceutical analysis
Wellness Grant - Yoga classes
Temporary employee, Enforcement Replacement projector bulb
Shirts, presented as service awards to staff
1 $190,000 is cummulative total for FY14-15
Texas Board of Pharmacy Agenda for May 5, 2015 Meeting: Consideration of Material Changes to Contracts for Goods and Services Awarded Under Chapter 2155 of Texas Government Code (Tab 18)
SaintPetersBlog (blog)-11 hours ago
The bill also grants healthcare practitioners and pharmacists immunity from civil and criminal liability and professional discipline, related to prescribing and ...
WBUR-20 hours ago
OxyContin pills are arranged at a pharmacy in Montpelier, Vt. in this 2013 file photo. Opioid drugs include OxyContin. (Toby Talbot/AP). By Benjamin Swasey.
NorthJersey.com-16 hours ago
UnitedHealth Group Inc.'s OptumRx pharmacy-benefits unit agreed in March to pay $12.8 billion for rival Catamaran Corp. The combined firm would be the No.