Tuesday, January 31, 2017

Exclusive: Rhoden evidence warehouse raid targeted chemical ...

WXIX-16 hours ago
... another operation located at the warehouse is the Hadsell Chemical Processing company and a Relevant Compounding, a chemical compounding company.

Massachusetts Medicaid Fraud Division recovered more than $80 ...

Legal News Line-9 hours ago
Cases involving the Medicaid Fraud Division included a $795,000 settlement with CVS Pharmacy Inc. related to opioid, a $700,000 settlement with REM ...

Flooded with pain pills, a WV town strikes back against drug ...

Charleston Gazette-Mail (subscription)-9 hours ago
So that left the town on the hook for extra expenses caused by the stampede of customers that frequented the pharmacy. Addicts drove from Ohio, Virginia and ...

NECC trial: Drugs made at Framingham pharmacy were too potent

MetroWest Daily News-1 hour ago
BOSTON - Drugs produced at a Framingham company blamed for a nationwide fungal meningitis outbreak contained ingredients that tested up to 5,019 percent ...

Meningitis trial: Records reveal drug-mixing errors

The Tennessean-2 hours ago
... (ARL), in a hearing in U.S. District Court in the murder trial of Barry Cadden, the onetime president of the drug company New England Compounding Center.

Testing found increasing problems with NECC's medicine

WCVB Boston-54 minutes ago
Testing found increasing problems with NECC medicine Problems with medicine made by the New England Compounding Center increased significantly in the ...
USA Today › news › politics › 2017/01/31
AMP - 2 hours ago - ... Tuesday to cut taxes and streamline regulations for the pharmaceutical industry in a bid  ...
CNBC › 2017/01/31 › trump-tells-drugm...

Senate Democrats are boycotting a vote on Tom Price over his sweetheart deals Updated by Libby Nelson@libbyanelson Jan 31, 2017, 11:30am EST

After meeting with pharma lobbyists, Trump drops promise to negotiate drug prices The new plan is tax cuts and deregulation. Updated by Matthew Yglesias@mattyglesiasmatt@vox.com Jan 31, 2017, 11:50am EST

Monday, January 30, 2017

Zomedica Announces Two Transdermal Products for Cats

GlobeNewswire (press release)-2 hours ago
This route of delivery aims to maximize patient compliance and efficacy and replace the human-approved oral or compounded drug veterinarians rely on today ...

Editorial: Trump's choice of Mick Mulvaney signals trouble for Medicare

Editorial: Trump's choice of Mick Mulvaney signals trouble for Medicare
Donald Trump campaigned on a promise to leave Medicare alone. But in choosing Rep. Mick Mulvaney of South Carolina to head the Office of Management and Budget, he is signaling a huge fight lies ahead over the future of the program.  READ MORE
Aetna's antitrust defeat may signal the end of health insurance mega-mergers
The consolidation among the biggest health insurance players that seemed so inevitable not long ago may fizzle into a series of smaller deals aimed at growing market share in Medicare and Medicaid plans  READ MORE

Thursday, January 26, 2017

01/26/2017 12:34 PM EST

The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is advising consumers not to purchase or use XtraHRD, a product promoted and sold for sexual enhancement on various Web sites, including www.amazon.com, and possibly in some retail stores.

Who's really controlling your drug prices? 5 things to know

MyDaytonDailyNews-1 hour ago
Pharmacy benefit managers — or PBMs — have influence on many aspects of the consumer prescription experience. They determine which drugs are covered ...

McKesson augments pharmacy offering with CoverMyMeds ...

Drug Store News-6 hours ago
CoverMyMeds products streamlines a prior authorization process for 47,000 pharmacies and 700,000 prescribers, Hammergren added, and the Company has ...

Federal judge: Ohio's three-drug death penalty cocktail poses 'substantial risk of serious harm'

Federal judge: Ohio's three-drug death penalty cocktail poses ...

cleveland.com-2 hours ago
In 2014, state lawmakers passed a secrecy law hoping to encourage small-scale drug manufacturers called compounding pharmacies to make its ...

NECC TRIAL: Michigan doctor describes suffering, death

MetroWest Daily News-16 hours ago
The drug was made at the now defunct New England Compounding Center in Framingham. His testimony came in the trial of Barry J. Cadden, who has be

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Top Federal Regulator Says Trump's 'The Art Of The Deal' Will ...

ValueWalk-19 hours ago
“Say for example you have a common carrier who decided to sell dietarysupplements,” she explained. “The FCC isn't going to be there policing over die

Netflix Acquires Worldwide Rights to Russian Doping Documentary ...

TheWrap-Jan 24, 2017
Netflix has acquired the worldwide rights to the Russian doping documentary “Icarus” after its screening at the Sundance Film Festival, TheWrap has learned.

Walgreens to pay $200000 settlement for lapses with opioids

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-3 hours ago
Some Walgreens pharmacies failed to monitor patients' drug use patterns and did not use adequate professional judgment when dispensing opioids and other ..

Kan. bill would allow pharmacists to administer all vaccinations to ...

hays Post-5 hours ago
The Kansas State Board of Pharmacy or the accreditation council of pharmacy must approve certification for pharmacists to administer vaccinations. Alexandra ...

NCPA Supports House Bill Expanding Access to Pharmacist ...

Pharmacy Times-19 hours ago
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Jan. 24, 2017) The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has endorsed H.R.592, the Pharmacy and Medically Underserved ...

Pharmacy Malpractice Suits on the Decline

Specialty Pharmacy Times-3 hours ago
As the legal profession has expanded over the past decade—more than 1.3 million attorneys now call the United States home—researchers are now beginni

New Illinois proposal aims to protect pharmacy customers

MyWebTimes.com-13 hours ago
CHICAGO (AP) — In an effort to increase pharmacy accountability and ensure public safety, Gov. Bruce Rauner is calling for stronger regulations for pharmacy ...

NECC Trial witness: Framingham pharmacy failed to sterilize ...

MetroWest Daily News-13 hours ago
BOSTON - A former New England Compounding Center employee testified Tuesday that a key piece of equipment in the clean rooms, which were supposed to ...

Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (IMMY) Under Analyst Spotlight

UK Market News-5 hours ago
Imprimis Pharmaceuticals, Inc. (Imprimis) is engaged in th

Victims Of Contaminated Steroids Still Hurting: 'My Life's Upside-Down'

Victims Of Contaminated Steroids Still Hurting: 'My Life's Upside-Down'

NPR-20 hours ago
... a steroid, made by the New England Compounding Center in Framingham, Mass. ... for compensation checks from a legal settlement with the compounding ...

In Pharmacy Practice News, Hasson describes impact of FDA scrutiny ...

2 hours ago - The FDA has provided a new look at its efforts to ensure the safety of compoundeddrugs over the past three years in a report released earlier this month.

Bolt loses 2008 Olympic relay gold in teammate's doping case

Tuesday, January 24, 2017

January 11, 2017Walter's Pharmacy, Inc.Philadelphia District OfficeCompounding Pharmacy/Adulteration/MisbrandingNot Issued *
January 19, 2017Porton Biopharma LimitedCenter for Drug Evaluation and ResearchCGMP/Active Pharmaceutical Ingredient (API)/AdulteratedNot Issued *

Derms Mixing Up Their Own Prescriptions: Do or Dicey?

Derms Mixing Up Their Own Prescriptions: Do or Dicey?
“Mixing or compounding products has been a long-standing practice,” says Norwalk, CT, dermatologist Deanne Mraz Robinson, MD. “There are many ...

Brentwood brothers who created fake pharmacy found guilty, facing ...

MyNewsLA.com-11 hours ago
According to evidence introduced at trial, the Kabov brothers used Global Compounding in West Los Angeles to sell quantities of drugs to customers across the ...

meningitis-etc: Key Witness Challenged in Cadden Trial

meningitis-etc: Key Witness Challenged in Cadden Trial: By Walter F. Roche Jr. BOSTON, Mass. A key prosecution witness was challenged repeatedly today by attorneys for Barry J. Cadden, who is o...

FDA 2017 List of 101 Guidances – How Many Apply to Compounding ...

14 hours ago -
Foley & Lardner
Here, we consider specific steps Trump could take-without or with Congressional approval.
Mintz, Levin, Cohn, Ferris, Glovsky and Popeo, P.C.
This post will outline some of our thoughts related to what could face FDA and its various stakeholders as we go forward into the great unknown.

FDA delivers Form 483 to Eisai plant in U.S.

B. Braun warehouse cited by Czech regulators

Hetero Labs plant hit with Form 483 for suspicious shredding of documents

Sun looks to unload Ohm Labs New Jersey plants in manufacturing consolidation

Monday, January 23, 2017

Presidential Memorandum on January 20, 2017
BREAKING: Aetna-Humana merger blocked on antitrust grounds
A U.S. District Court Judge ruled against the $37 billion merger between national insurers Aetna and Humana on Monday, effectively blocking the controversial tie-up that would have altered the Medicare Advantage landscape.  READ MORE

NWT pharmacist gave man pills 10 times the correct dosage

CBC.ca-1 hour ago
A Lutselk'e, N.W.T., man is demanding compensation from Shoppers Drug Mart after a pharmacist at its Yellowknife store gave him pills that were 10-times the ...

PBMI releases second pharmacy trends in ACOs report

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-1 hour ago
The Pharmacy Benefit Management Institute (PBMI) released the second edition of its <i>Pharmacy Trends in Accountable Care Organizations Report</i>, ...
Editorial: Dr. Price's conflicts of interest
Democratic senators, several of whom are themselves avid traders in healthcare stocks, were right to roast HHS secretary designee Dr. Tom Price for his unseemly plunges into individual healthcare equities.  READ MORE
Trump's ACA executive order heightens insurance market jitters
President Donald Trump's executive order Friday instructing federal agencies to go as far as they can legally to roll back the Affordable Care Act buys time for Congress to come up with a replacement plan but it could disrupt the insurance markets.  READ MORE

FDA Law Blog - Update on the DeCosters’ Case: Here Comes the U.S. Supreme Court (Maybe) Update on the DeCosters’ Case: Here Comes the U.S. Supreme Court (Maybe) Posted: 22 Jan 2017 11:39 AM PST By Jennifer M. Thomas –

Saturday, January 21, 2017

AG: hike fines for corporate manslaughter

Boston Herald-22 hours ago
Healey's office mentioned the New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak in 2012 and last year's trench collapse in the South End that killed two .

Friday, January 20, 2017

Cadden boasted of control over federal regulators

Cadden boasted of control over federal regulators

The Tennessean-14 hours ago
BOSTON - The head of a now-defunct Framingham, Mass. drug compounding firm boasted to his sales staff that state and federal regulators didn't know what ...

Former compounding center technician details outdated drug use in Framingham Wicked Local Framingham · 5 hours ago

Former compounding center technician details outdated drug use in Framingham

Wicked Local Framingham · 5 hours ago

President Trump's healthcare plate is full, and it won't go down easy

BREAKING: Trump signs executive order as first strike at Affordable Care Act
In an opening salvo against the ACA, President Donald Trump signed an executive order that aims squarely at the undoing the healthcare law's unpopular requirement that individuals carry insurance or face fines.  READ MORE

HHS nominee Price pressed hard on health policy positions, financial dealings

BREAKING: President Trump's healthcare plate is full, and it won't go down easy
President Trump and Republicans in Congress may soon realize that the politically charged issue of healthcare could make or break the next four years.  READ MORE

States track dispensing to counter drug fraud--​Rules on veterinarians inconsistent among states

States track dispensing to counter drug fraud

American Veterinary Medical Association-17 hours ago
But he also wrote that the incidence of veterinary prescription drug diversion is “infinitesimal,” and requiring reports from veterinarians to PDMPs is “superfluous.

Walgreens to pay $50 mln to resolve US prescription kickback case

Reuters-10 hours ago
... Bharara on Thursday, resolves a whistleblower lawsuit that the government joined related to the national pharmacy chain's Prescription Savings Club program ...

Showdown looms between CVS pharmacies and Texas Medicaid ...

Pharmacy Today, American Pharmacists Association, pharmacist.com-16 hours ago
CVS continues to battle with the Texas Attorney General's office, which has accused some of the state&#8217;s largest pharmacies of cheating the Medicaid ...

Small Pharmacies Lose Class Cert. In Caremark Antitrust Row

Law360 (subscription)-7 hours ago
Law360, New York (January 19, 2017, 5:49 PM EST) -- A Pennsylvania federal district court on Wednesday denied certification to four class actions in ..

Column: The US Attorney's office is fighting opioid abuse

Tampabay.com (blog)-11 hours ago
After gathering evidence, we confronted a national pharmacy chain (CVS) and two national distributors (Cardinal Health and McKesson Corp.) with our findings.