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AVMA Board of Directors Recommends Veterinary Pharmacology Education Policy for Approval

Topics: Pharmacists

The American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA) Board of Directors has approved a new policy regarding veterinary pharmacology education for pharmacists, which will now go to the AVMA House of Delegates for approval. 

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Counterfeit Botox Found in the United States, FDA Warns

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Fda

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) is alerting health care providers that a counterfeit version of Botox® has been found in the United States, and may have been sold to doctors’ offices and clinics throughout the country.

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Flurbiprofen-Containing Topical Medication May Be Dangerous to Pets, Cautions FDA

Topics: Adverse drug events and Fda

People who use topical medications containing flurbiprofen, a nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug (NSAID), should take care to prevent their pets from being exposed to the drug, recommends FDA in a Safety Alert. 

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California Pharmacists May Now Dispense Naloxone Without Prescription

Topics: Pharmacists and Prescription drug abuse

Pharmacists in California may now provide naloxone, the medication that can help to reverse the effects of an opioid overdose, without a prescription after the California State Board of Pharmacy approved new emergency regulations.

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FDA Alerts Consumers About Dangerous Synthetic Steroids Present in Product Marketed as Supplement

Topics: Over the counter and Fda

Tri-Methyl Xtreme, a product marketed as a dietary supplement for muscle growth contains anabolic steroids and should not be used, FDA is warning consumers. 

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Proposed Medical Marijuana Bill in Louisiana Would Include Board of Pharmacy in Creating Distribution System

Topics: Medical marijuana

Louisiana State Senator Fred Mills has introduced legislation that would facilitate the development of a legal distribution system for medical marijuana.

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Pharmacists Are Performing More Patient Care Activities, National Survey Indicates

Topics: Pharmacists

Pharmacists are performing more patient care activities in a variety of health care settings and are spending less time in traditional dispensing roles.

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Nearly One in Four Narcotic Painkillers Are Misused, Research Indicates

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Pain management

An estimated 25% of narcotic painkillers prescribed for chronic pain are misused, and up to 12% of people prescribed such drugs struggle with addiction.

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Consumers Urged to Protect Themselves When Shopping for Prescription Medication Online

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The Partnership for Safe Medicines is urging consumers to protect themselves from substandard, dangerous, and counterfeit drugs by checking that online pharmacies are accredited by NABP’s Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites® (VIPPS®) or Veterinary-Verified Internet Pharmacy Practice Sites® (Vet-VIPPS®) programs.

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FDA Reveals New Guidance for Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Development

Topics: Prescription drug abuse and Fda

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued final guidance for manufacturers on the development and labeling of abuse-deterrent opioids.

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North Carolina Board Shuts Down Fayetteville Pharmacy, Recalls Its Products

Topics: Compounding

The North Carolina Board of Pharmacy has shut down Prescription Center Pharmacy in Fayetteville, NC, and recalled all of its nonsterile and sterile compounded products.

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