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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Fda

A new FDA Drug Info Rounds video is now available.

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FedEx Indicted Over Role in Delivering Misbranded Prescription Drugs Ordered from Illegal Online Drug Sellers

FedEx Corporation has been indicted by a federal grand jury in San Francisco, CA,  in connection with its alleged role in trafficking controlled substances (CS) and misbranded prescription drugs for rogue online drug sellers.

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Baxter Recalls Four Lots of IV Solution Due to Particulate Matter

Baxter International Inc, of Deerfield, IL, has recalled four lots of intravenous (IV) solutions due to the presence of particulate matter. 

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Pennsylvania Task Force Releases Voluntary Opioid Prescription Guidelines

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The Safe and Effective Prescribing Practices and Pain Management task force has created voluntary prescribing guidelines for the treatment of chronic non-cancer pain, under the direction of Governor Tom Corbett. 

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JCPP Releases New Patient-Care Document to Promote Consistency

The Joint Commission of Pharmacy Practitioners (JCPP) has released a resource document aimed at promoting consistency in the pharmacists’ process of patient care service delivery.

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White House Targets Opioids in 2014 Drug Control Strategy

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Setting out a four-part science-based strategy for reducing illicit drug use, the White House 2014 National Drug Control Strategy includes a focus on reducing heroin and prescription painkiller abuse and overdose, which have spiked dramatically in recent years.

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New Kansas Law Allows Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Pharmacists, Physicians

Topics: Collaborative practice

Under revisions to the Kansas Pharmacy Practice Act, pharmacists may now collaborate with physicians to manage patients’ medication therapies.

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West Virginia CVS Pharmacies Ban Single-Ingredient Pseudoephedrine Cold Medications

Topics: Diversion

CVS pharmacies in West Virginia have stopped selling single-ingredient pseudoephedrine cold medications as part of an effort to hinder criminals who use the drug to make illegal methamphetamine.

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Nebraska Pharmacists Get Funding for Medication Disposal Program

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality granted the Nebraska Pharmacists Association more than $120,500 to continue the group’s medication disposal program.

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DEA Classifies Tramadol a Controlled Substance

Topics: Controlled substances and Fda

Under a final rule (PDF) published in the Federal Register, the pain reliever tramadol is now classified as a Schedule IV controlled substance (CS). 

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Massachusetts Bill Includes New Requirements for Compounders, Fines for Violations

Topics: Compounding

Aimed to ensure the safety of compounded medications, legislation in Massachusetts includes new inspection requirements and fines for violations, among other provisions. 

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