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NABP PMP InterConnect Will Remain Free to Participating States Past 2018

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is pleased to announce that it will provide state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) with access to NABP’s PMP InterConnect® at no cost so states can focus their resources and federal grants to support PMP operations.

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Delaware Law Requires ID to Buy Certain Cough Medicines

A new Delaware law restricts the sale of over-the-counter (OTC) medicines containing dextromethorphan (DXM) to those aged 18 and older.

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New Hampshire Pharmacies May Establish Drug Take-Back Programs Under New Law

Retail pharmacies in New Hampshire are authorized to establish pharmaceutical drug take-back programs if their program meets certain federal requirements. 

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US Department of Justice Drops Charges Related to Illegal Distribution of Prescription Drugs Against FedEx

Charges against FedEx Corporation for knowingly shipping illegal online prescription drugs have been dropped at the request of federal prosecutors.

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Thousands of Rogue Online Drug Sellers Shut Down During Operation Pangea IX

As part of Operation Pangea IX, the ninth annual International Internet Week of Action (IIWA), Food and Drug Administration (FDA) took action against 4,402 websites that illegally sell potentially dangerous, unapproved prescription drugs to United States consumers. 

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Illegal Online Drug Outlets Pose Health and Financial Risks to Older Adults; New Campaign Offers Tips to Avoid Rogue Websites

Low prices and the convenience of shopping online are two driving factors for buying medications on the Internet, making older Americans easy targets for rogue entities illegally distributing medications online.

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Alaska Regulates Sale of Dextromethorphan Products to Adults, Requires Prescription for Persons Under 18 Years of Age

The sale of products containing dextromethorphan in Alaska is restricted to individuals 18 years of age or older under a new law.

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Coalition Highlights Impact of Educational Efforts About Safe Acetaminophen Use

The Acetaminophen Awareness Coalition reports that progress has been made to increase consumer awareness about the safe use of acetaminophen, which is found in more than 600 over-the-counter and prescription medicines.

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Arizona Pharmacists Now Able to Substitute Prescriptions for Interchangeable Biological Products

Beginning December 31, 2016, pharmacists in Arizona will be allowed to substitute an interchangeable biological product for a prescribed biological product if certain conditions are met, including if the prescribing physician does not indicate an intent to prevent substitution with such product on the prescription.

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St Louis Mayor Signs Bill to Establish PDMP in the City

A prescription drug monitoring program (PDMP) will be established in the city of St Louis, MO, according to a bill signed into law by Mayor Francis Slay.

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Investigators Seize Misbranded and Mislabeled Drug Products Sold by Unauthorized Sellers at St Paul Marketplace

Misbranded and mislabeled medications, injectable drugs, and needles were seized from two booths at a southeast Asian marketplace in St Paul, MN, by the Ramsey County sheriff’s office on March 23, 2016.

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