Charleston PDAC Open to West Virginia Pharmacists

Topics: Diversion and Dea

DEA invites West Virginia pharmacists to participate in upcoming Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDACs) in Charleston, WV.

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2016-2017 ACPE Board of Director Officers and Commission Liaisons Announced

Topics: Continuing education

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has announced the election of the ACPE Executive Committee members for the 2016-2017 term of office.

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Advancements in Drug Technology May Offer Providers Insight into Medication Adherence, Targeted Drug Delivery

Topics: Medication therapy management

Ingestible sensors co-encapsulated by a pharmacy compounder with a patient’s medication could offer health care providers information on medication adherence for patients with hypertension.

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Baxter Announces Nationwide Recall of Select Lots of IV Solutions

Topics: Compounding

Baxter International, Inc, is voluntarily recalling four lots of intravenous solutions to the hospital level because of the potential for leaking containers and particulate matter. 

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R Thomas Marketing, LLC, in Conjunction With Just Enhance, LLC, Recalls Multiple Dietary Supplements Due to Undeclared Sildenafil

Topics: Over the counter and Fda

R Thomas Marketing, LLC, issued a nationwide recall of multiple dietary supplements to the consumer level because FDA testing identified that the products contain sildenafil (a PDE-5 inhibitor), the active ingredient in an FDA-approved drug for erectile dysfunction, which is not listed on the product labels.

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Substantial Decline Seen in Number of Hydrocodone Combination Product Prescriptions Dispensed From US Pharmacies

Topics: Controlled substances, Prescription drug abuse, and Dea

In the year after the United States Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) rescheduled hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II, 26.3 million fewer hydrocodone combination product prescriptions were written and 1.1 billion fewer hydrocodone combination product tablets were dispensed.

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FDA Offers Webinars on Online Drug Information Resources for Students and Clinicians

Topics: Federal regulations and Fda

FDA’s Division of Drug Information in the Center for Drug Evaluation and Research is presenting a series of continuing education webinars targeted toward students and health care providers who wish to learn more about FDA and drug regulation.

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NABP’s List of Not Recommended Websites Continues to Grow

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

The Association Hopes That the Increasing Number of Registered .Pharmacy Domains Will Help More Consumers Find Safe Online Pharmacies

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White House Announces Effort to Combat Heroin and Opioid Abuse in Rural Areas

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Department of Agriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack has been appointed by President Barack Obama to lead an interagency initiative to address heroin and opioid abuse, among other critical issues, in rural communities.

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Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy Recalls All Lots of Sterile Compounded Products Distributed Within California

Topics: Compounding

Abbott’s Compounding Pharmacy is recalling all lots of sterile compounded products within expiry that were distributed to patients, physician offices, clinics, and veterinarians within California between January 1, 2015, and January 14, 2016. 

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Over-the-Counter Cough Syrup Recalled Due to Unidentified Morphine

Topics: Over the counter

Master Herbs, Inc, of Pomona, CA, is recalling all lots of Licorice Coughing Liquid cough syrup in 100 mL bottles to the consumer level because of the presence of morphine, which is not declared in the product’s ingredients.

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New York State Department of Health Partners With CVS/pharmacy to Provide Over-the-Counter Naloxone

Topics: Controlled substances and Prescription drug abuse

CVS/pharmacy locations across New York may offer naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, to customers without a prescription, as part of an agreement with the New York State Department of Health. 

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2016 Report of the Task Force on Sponsorship of NABP District and Annual Meetings

Topics: Committee and task force reports

The Task Force on Sponsorship of NABP District and Annual Meetings met on October 21, 2015, at NABP Headquarters. 

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