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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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New Mexico Pharmacists May Now Prescribe Opioid Overdose Reversal Medication

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

New Mexico is the first state to authorize pharmacists to prescribe naloxone, a drug that can reverse the effects of opioid overdoses and keep victims alive until professional medical help can arrive. 

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Opioid Addiction Epidemic Declared Public Health Emergency in Massachusetts

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

In response to a growing number of opioid-related deaths, Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick declared a public health emergency. 

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USP Proposes New General Chapter Addressing Compounding of Hazardous Drugs

Topics: Compounding

In an effort to protect health care providers and personnel who handle hazardous drugs, United States Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has proposed new General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings.

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NABP 110th Annual Meeting Addresses Timely Topics Affecting Pharmacy Practice and Offers Up to 8.5 Contact Hours of CPE Credit

Topics: Continuing education

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to 8.5 contact hours (0.85 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education credit at its 110th Annual Meeting. 

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