Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Antimicrobial resistance is a global public health challenge. Antimicrobial drugs have been widely used in human and veterinary medicine for more than 60 years. When used judiciously, antimicrobials can effectively fight bacterial infections. However, we know that overuse or misuse of these drugs promotes the development of antimicrobial-resistant bacteria.

For all of these reasons, it’s critical that we implement good antimicrobial stewardship practices in human healthcare and veterinary settings. We must continue to take new steps to slow the development of resistance and extend the usefulness of these lifesaving drugs.

Compliance with EU scanning law could be part of pharmacy ...

Chemist+Druggist-19 hours ago
Ensuring pharmacies have installed a medicines scanner and are checking anti-tampering devices could form part of pharmacy inspections next year, the ...

Error death exposed 'critical failure in pharmacy practice'

Australian Journal of Pharmacy (blog)-1 hour ago
In a recent coronial inquest, it was found that the pharmacist's error was a contributing factor in the death of an elderly customer from rhabdomyolysis.

DaVita laying off 109 at Orlando facility after selling prescription unit

Orlando Sentinel-14 hours ago
“On July 25, we reached an agreement with DaVita Rx, a pharmacy owned by DaVita Inc. to service patients with kidney disease, to purchase DaVita'

Laurel man pleads guilty in multi-million dollar pharmacy fraud scheme

WDAM-TV-10 hours ago
Once in possession of the signed prescriptions, Advantage Pharmacy would dispense the compound medications and submit a claim to the beneficiary's 

CBS46 investigation finds VA pharmacy isn't properly filling vet's ...

WTVM-9 hours ago
It centers on the VA Pharmacy in Decatur and accusations it failed to properly fill prescriptions for a veteran in constant pain. James Yarbrough is on several .

Feds raid another pharmacy company as Dallas becomes hot spot for ...

HealthLeaders Media-19 hours ago
While federal prosecutors in Dallas prepare for upcoming health care fraud trials, the FBI and other investigators are continuing to raid more medical businesses, ...

Pharmacist charged with making illicit meds

Huntington Herald Dispatch-4 hours ago
The owner and operator of a Kentucky pharmacy near the West Virginia border ... and pharmacist-in-charge of Boyd County Pharmacy in Ashland, Kentucky, met ...

Suffolk woman receives 9000 emails from pharmacy company

WAVY-TV-5 hours ago
SUFFOLK, Va. (WAVY) -- Stephanie Godfrey says she was eating dinner last week when emails started flooding her inbox. "I have watch, so it started vibrating a .

Recon: Lawmakers ask FTC for PBM merger review

Regulatory Focus-16 hours ago
Meet the Rebate, the New Villain of High Drug Prices (NYT); Amgen Loses ... Compounded Products Within Expiry Due to Lack of Sterility Concerns (FDA) 

Owner of Kentucky pharmacy suspected of supplying opioids to W.Va ...

WV News-18 hours ago
O'Dell is alleged to have ordered large amounts of powdered variants of the two drugs from out of the state and compounded them — used the ingredients to ...

Justice Department Places Increased Scrutiny On Pharmacies ...

Pharmacy Times-13 hours ago
... prosecutions related to improper dispensing of compounded medications. ... role in allegedly overbilling the federal government for generic prescription drugs

Health Care Policy Newsletter - July 2018 #4

JD Supra (press release)-7 hours ago
The Hill: House Dems Introduce Bill To Allow Medicare To Negotiate Drug .... To Advance The Regulatory Framework Governing Compounded Drugs And To ...

Death row inmate's attorney: Tennessee Supreme Court must delay ...

The Tennessean-10 hours ago
... a protocol using compounded midazolam and compounded potassium chloride," states Irick's filing, referencing two of the three drugs Tennessee plans to use ..
07/10/2018Gipsco Investment CorpDetroit District OfficeCompounding Pharmacy/Adulterated Drug ProductsNot Issued *
07/19/2018Niche Pharmaceuticals, IncDallas District OfficeUnapproved New Drugs/MisbrandedNot Issued *

Monday, July 30, 2018

O'Dell's pharmacy was licensed to “compound” pharmaceuticals, meaning it could combine the raw ingredients to manufacture medicines 
The recent raids indicate the government is not done cracking down on testing labs and compoundingpharmacies, which have been a focus of ...

Saturday, July 28, 2018

These states are using medical marijuana to fight opioids. Here's how.
More states are turning to medical marijuana as an alternative to the addictive prescription painkillers that have driven the public health crisis. Why it matters: Recent studies found that states with legalized medical marijuana laws have seen lower opioid overdose death rates compared to states that ban it. By the numbers: 64,000 Americans died from drug overdoses in 2016, about two-thirds of them from heroin, prescription opioids and synthetic opioids, according to the National Center for Read the full story

Ranier's Rx Laboratory is voluntarily recalling all sterile compounded drug products within expiry to the

Friday, July 27, 2018

A Drug Company Now Has Access to 23andMe’s Genetic Data. Should You Be Worried?
GSK invested $300 million Read the full story

Itemized Lobbying Expenses for Professional Compounding Centers of America. Firms Hired, Total Reported by Filer, Reported Contract Expenses (included in ..

Lawmakers ask FTC to review pharmacy benefit manager mergers

Health Data Management-6 hours ago
Republican Congressmen are asking a federal agency to study whether past mergers by pharmacy benefit managers have been good for consumers.

Meet the Rebate, the New Villain of High Drug Prices

New York Times-11 hours ago
The details, though sparse, briefly caused the fall of the stocks of major pharmacybenefit managers like Express Scripts and CVS Health as investors worried ..

ERISA Preempts State Regulation of PBM–Pharmacy Pricing ...

JD Supra (press release)-9 hours ago
PBMs contract with health plans to establish pharmacy networks, pharmacycredentialing and performance requirements, and otherwise manage the .

Another defendant pleads guilty in Hattiesburg compound pharmacy ...

Hattiesburg American-10 hours ago
Prosecution efforts continue in the $400 million compound pharmacy scheme with roots in Hattiesburg. A fourth suspect indicted in the case, which caused ...

Ducey requires additional disclosure of pharmacy committee

Hastings Tribune-8 hours ago
Ducey's office said Dr. Mohamed Ramadan was removed from the Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committee after news reports showed he earned more than ...

Intl Academy of Compounding Pharmacists Summary | OpenSecrets


22 hours ago - Official PAC Name: INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY OF COMPOUNDING PHARMACISTS PAC (COMP PAC) Location: MISSOURI CITY, TX 77459. Industry: ...list of recipients


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Letco Medical, L.L.C. Launches Pharmacy Financial Services to ...

15 hours ago - ("Letco Med" or "Letco"), a leading national supplier of quality compounding products, supplies and equipment, announces the launch of their Pharmacy Financial Services program, another in a series of new Letco Med offerings designed to partner with compounding pharmacies to grow their business and enhance ...

FDA Investigating Six Horse Deaths Due to Contaminated Feed from Gilman Co-Op Creamery

Fast Facts

  • The FDA is investigating horse feed from Gilman Co-Op Creamery in Gilman, MN that contained monensin, an animal drug highly toxic to horses, even at low levels. To date, six horses from the same owner have died after eating a single batch of feed.
  • While the feed was a special order for the farm and not distributed to other farms, the FDA is issuing this notice to make feed manufacturers and horse owners aware that monensin in horse feed continues to be a concern.
  • When inspecting the firm, the FDA found that on the date the batch of horse feed in question was manufactured, Gilman Co-Op Creamery first mixed cattle feed containing monensin, and then did not perform adequate cleanout to remove the monensin from its equipment before mixing the horse feed.
  • The FDA continues to investigate this case and will take action as appropriate to protect animal health.
Read entire article.

FDA Law Blog-- FDA “Bulks” Up its List of Substances for Section 503A & 503B Facilities; Announces Collaboration with Two Universities, a PCAC Public Meeting, and Action on Cesium Chloride Posted: 26 Jul 2018 07:09 PM PDT By Karla L. Palmer —

Thursday, July 26, 2018

Oklahoma Pharmacy Board working to find replacement after ...

kfor.com-14 hours ago
OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Pharmacy Board announced that it plans to name an interim executive director at its next meeting after the former director ...

Wednesday, July 25, 2018

Collins writes bill to ban gag clauses at pharmacy

Washington Times-4 hours ago
Sen. Susan Collins was astonished to learn that some pharmacists are “gagged” from being able to tell customers they can save money by paying cash for their ...

DeWine anticipates 'major litigation' against pharmacy middlemen

Dayton Daily News-13 hours ago
The middlemen, called pharmacy benefit managers, have been criticized by lawmakers and pharmacists who say they are taking too large of a cut of the tax ...

Senate panel approves bill banning 'gag clauses' in pharmacy contracts

The Hill-13 hours ago
Such clauses are sometimes inserted into contracts pharmacies have with insurers or pharmacy benefit managers — the middlemen that manage pharmacy ..

Oklahoma pharmacy board fires director amid probe into texts

Oklahoma pharmacy board fires director amid probe into texts

Washington Post-7 hours ago
OKLAHOMA CITY — The Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy fired its executive director Wednesday after state investigators confirmed she is the target of a bribery ...


Market Exclusive-16 hours ago
The Company operates through the business of developing drug therapies ... on developing and dispensing a portfolio of non-proprietary compounded drugs for .
Boosting the safety of bulk drug substances is aim of FDA measures

European Pharmaceutical Review · 11 hours ago

Tuesday, July 24, 2018