Tuesday, October 15, 2019

Man is dead after pharmacy medication mix-up Updated: Oct 15, 2019 - 6:02 PM

https://www.fox13memphis.com/top-stories/man-is-dead-after-pharmacy-medication-mix-up/997776393

Mississippi pain cream scheme: Court papers show businessman's ties to pharmaceuticals lab Lici Beveridge, Mississippi Clarion LedgerPublished 10:17 a.m. CT Oct. 15, 2019 | Updated 12:54 p.m. CT Oct. 15, 2019

https://www.hattiesburgamerican.com/story/news/crime/2019/10/15/pharmacist-doyle-beach-partner-pharmaceuticals-lab/2433550001/

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Birchwood Couple Was At Center Of $65 Million "Cream Scheme" At The Expense Of Military Sunday, October 6, 2019

https://www.chattanoogan.com/2019/10/6/397475/Birchwood-Couple-Was-At-Center-Of-65.aspx

2 Doctors, 22 Others Busted In 2 Vast NJ Drug Schemes: Feds Two doctors and 22 others were busted in two large drug schemes, one of which involved enough heroin and fentanyl to kill thousands. By Tom Davis, Patch Staff Oct 4, 2019 9:20 am ET

https://patch.com/new-jersey/westfield/2-doctors-22-others-busted-2-vast-nj-drug-schemes-feds

2 doctors, 3 associates charged in ongoing health benefits fraud case CLAIRE LOWE Staff Writer Oct 4, 2019 Facebook Twitter Email

https://www.pressofatlanticcity.com/news/crime/doctors-associates-charged-in-ongoing-health-benefits-fraud-case/article_f34d0ac8-5d3e-5369-a08a-b55f4893f09a.html

Maine suspends mail-order pharmacy whose drugs killed 2 racehorses by Caitlin Andrews, BDN StaffMonday, October 7th 2019

https://wgme.com/news/local/maine-suspends-mail-order-pharmacy-whose-drugs-killed-2-racehorses

Public Citizen urges FDA to ‘immediately’ withdraw drug for preventing premature birth By ED SILVERMAN @PharmalotOCTOBER 8, 2019

https://www.statnews.com/pharmalot/2019/10/08/public-citizen-fda-withdraw-drug-premature-babies/

Monday, October 7, 2019

According to court documents, the Sackler family, who owns and controls Purdue Pharma, earned up to $13 billion in profits from the OxyContin-maker,. This amount is considerably larger than the $4 billion previously alleged.

Thursday, October 3, 2019

Tainted Products Marketed as Dietary Supplements



Tainted Sexual Enhancement Products Tainted Weight Loss Products In general, health fraud drug products are articles of unproven effectiveness that claim to treat disease or improve health. In addition to wasting billions of consumers' dollars each year, health scams can lead patients to delay proper treatment and cause serious—and even fatal—injuries. FDA is very concerned about these fraud products, and removing these products from the market remains one of the Agency's top priorities. For more public notifications see FDA's Medication Health Fraud.

Compounding pharmacy Diabetic Care Rx, LLC d/b/a Patient Care America (“PCA”), two individual executives, and the pharmacy’s private equity fund owner, Riordan, Lewis & Haden, Inc. (“RLH”) recently reached a $21 million settlement with the U.S. Department of Justice (“DOJ”) to resolve allegations that the parties engaged in an illegal kickback scheme

https://www.jdsupra.com/legalnews/private-equity-firm-settles-with-doj-in-83319/

Pharmacists, Doctor Indicted in 'Check Box' Cream Scheme Options Wednesday, October 2, 2019 | 316 | 0 | 73 min read

https://www.workcompcentral.com/news/article/id/34dd07134d42c3eb0b3556679e5c69e8c96bd0ab

Medicare must protect patients by providing access to safe, effective treatments Meeting the highest standards of drug safety

https://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2019/oct/1/medicare-must-protect-patients-by-providing-access/

Custom-compounded bioidentical HT for menopause symptoms may yield ‘abnormally high’ hormone levels October 2, 2019

https://www.healio.com/endocrinology/reproduction-androgen-disorders/news/online/%7B7b17ac7a-bad7-4fa1-8855-13e9a3d1801c%7D/custom-compounded-bioidentical-ht-for-menopause-symptoms-may-yield-abnormally-high-hormone-levels
2 days ago - Sunday night's episode of John Oliver's Last Week Tonight on HBO included a segment on pharmacy compounding. The American Pharmacists Association ...

Compounding Pharmacists Respond to John Oliver's Comments About Lack of Regulation 2019-10-02 06:31:00 Aislinn Antrim, Assistant Editor

https://www.pharmacytimes.com/news/john-oliver-said-compounding-is-underregulated-some-disagree

FOUR PEOPLE CHARGED, FIFTH PLEADS GUILTY, IN $4.5 MILLION HEALTH CARE FRAUD CONSPIRACY TARGETING STATE HEALTH BENEFITS PROGRAMS October 3, 2019, 11:53 am | in

https://www.insidernj.com/press-release/four-people-charged-fifth-pleads-guilty-4-5-million-health-care-fraud-conspiracy-targeting-state-health-benefits-programs/

FDA now says impurity level in Zantac and other antacids is too high by Eric Palmer | Oct 2, 2019 11:54am

https://www.fiercepharma.com/manufacturing/fda-now-says-impurity-level-zantac-and-other-antacids-too-high?mkt_tok=eyJpIjoiT1RKbVlURmxNekEyWldabCIsInQiOiIrWVd1OFJNUCtvaXl3R1pkS1lWcUR4d3dnUVlvS0k3SFF6WnFJR0Z2SURKYStmeTVCcTRFb2FxYlwvR2RRSlUwanE1RkxcL0J2d2VhQktZM3F1R0w2UkNiU0w2Y3I4VWE1ODZEdm1XemtJQkRyXC91alVqdGZDODlYMGFiaU8xZEFRNSJ9&mrkid=765989

CDC: Outbreak of Lung Injury Associated with E-Cigarette Use, or Vaping

https://www.cdc.gov/tobacco/basic_information/e-cigarettes/severe-lung-disease.html

Vaping-related lung injuries resemble chemical burns, study finds By ANDREW JOSEPH @DrewQJosephOCTOBER 2, 2019

https://www.statnews.com/2019/10/02/vaping-related-lung-injuries-resemble-chemical-burns-study-finds/

Wednesday, October 2, 2019

TRUMP TO NOMINATE HAHN AS FDA COMMISSIONER BY STEVE USDIN, WASHINGTON EDITOR | OCT 1, 2019 | 5:01 PM CDT

https://www.biocentury.com/bc-extra/politics-policy/2019-10-01/trump-nominate-hahn-fda-commissioner

FDA in Brief: FDA awards grant for information-sharing system and research of interstate distribution of compounded drugs, as part of agency’s effort to help address risks with poor-quality compounded drugs

Today, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration is announcing that it has awarded a cooperative agreement grant to the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) to establish an information-sharing system for drug compounding activities that are primarily overseen by states. The roughly three-year pilot project undertaken through this grant will work to improve the information available to state regulators and the FDA about state-licensed entities, primarily pharmacies, that engage in drug compounding and distribute compounded drugs interstate. The overall goal is to help provide more ...

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

Novel Plan Aims to Settle Opioid Suits Sara Randazzo, Patrick Fitzgerald


https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/markets/novel-plan-aims-to-settle-opioid-suits/ar-AAI4O5y?ocid=spartandhp