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NABP’s system will be unavailable from 1 PM to 6 PM on Saturday, April 26, due to infrastructure upgrades. NABP’s testing and license transfer registration, score results, CPE Monitor service, PPAD, meeting registration, and publication ordering will be unavailable during this time. Thank you for your patience.

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California Bill Would Allow Unlimited Syringe Purchases Without a Prescription

Topics: Pharmacists

A California bill would permanently allow California pharmacists to sell syringes over the counter under certain conditions.

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CPPA Community Pharmacy Practice Accreditation Program Now Accepting Applications

Topics: Pharmacies and Pharmacists

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation has launched a new program to accredit outpatient pharmacy practices in the community, hospitals, health systems, and clinics.

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Reminder: DEA Take-Back Day Is Saturday, April 26

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

Consumers will have the opportunity to dispose of unneeded or unwanted medications at a Drug Enforcement Administration National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site on Saturday, April 26, 2014.

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FDA Developing Track and Trace Standards as Part of DSCSA Implementation

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Fda

To protect consumers from drugs that may be counterfeit, stolen, or tainted, Food and Drug Administration is advancing efforts to implement an advanced track and trace program.

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Prescription Drug Abuse Workgroup Formed in Senate Health Committee

Topics: Federal regulations and Prescription drug abuse

The Senate Committee on Health Education Labor and Pensions is establishing a working group to address the national prescription drug abuse epidemic. 

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Massachusetts Cannot Ban Hydrocodone-Only Medications, Federal Judge Rules

Topics: Controlled substances and Fda

A US District Judge has ruled that Massachusetts may not ban the prescribing and dispensing of hydrocodone-only medication products that have been approved by FDA.

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Canadian Drug Seller Fills Maine Prescriptions in India, Alleges Maine Pharmacy Association President

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

A Canadian company is allegedly filling prescriptions in India and other countries for patients in Maine, according to a complaint filed by the president of the Maine Pharmacy Association.

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FDA Warns Consumers Not to Use Lite Fit USA and Infinity ‘Supplements’ Due to Hidden Drug Ingredients

Topics: Patient safety and Fda

Food and Drug Administration is advising consumers not to purchase or use Lite Fit USA and Infinity, two products marketed as dietary supplements for weight loss.

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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Pharmacists and Fda

In the latest FDA Drug Info Rounds video, pharmacists discuss how to search the “Electronic Orange Book.”

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Legal Briefs: Court Documents License for Undocumented Licensee

Topics: Federal regulations

The interaction and potential conflict between federal and state law can present interesting issues for regulatory boards that, at times, may be difficult to reconcile.

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DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Site Locator Now Available

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Now available online, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator allows consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded medications on Saturday, April 26, 2014. 

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NCPDP Recommends Standardized Metric Measurements on Oral Liquid Medication Labels

Topics: Prescription label

The National Council for Prescription Drug Programs (NCPDP) has issued new recommendations and guidance for standardizing the dosing designation used on prescription container labels of oral liquid medications dispensed by community pharmacies in order to reduce dosing errors. 

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