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Change State Laws to Support Pharmacists’ Participation in Integrated Health Care Teams, Say Nation’s Governors

Topics: Pharmacists

Pharmacists can greatly improve patient outcomes and help reduce costs when participating in interdisciplinary health care teams, states a new paper from the National Governors Association.

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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Pharmacists and Fda

FDA Drug Info Rounds, a series of online videos, provides important and timely drug information to practicing clinical and community pharmacists so they can help patients make better decisions.

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NABP Reviewing .Pharmacy Domain Name Applications for Sunrise Registration; Two More Special Launch Periods to Follow

Topics: Buying medicine online

NABP is currently reviewing .pharmacy domain name applications received from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Trademark Clearinghouse.

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Oklahoma Deploys NABP PMP InterConnect; 28 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Oklahoma Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has deployed the NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state PMPs to 28.

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Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee to Meet in February, FDA Announces

Topics: Compounding and Fda

The Pharmacy Compounding Advisory Committee will meet on February 23-24, 2015 to provide advice on scientific, technical, and medical issues concerning drug compounding.

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FDA Warns of Counterfeit Cialis Tablets Entering the United States

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Fda

Potentially dangerous, counterfeit versions of Cialis® 20 mg tablets were intercepted in the mail before reaching a US consumer, warns FDA.

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FDA Approves Non-Opioid Injectable Painkiller

Topics: Pain management and Fda

Food and Drug Administration recently approved DylojectTM Injection, a proprietary nonsteroidal anti-inflammatory drug.

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New Massachusetts Attorney General Wants to Strengthen the State’s PMP

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

Maura Healey, Massachusetts’ new attorney general, plans to strengthen the state’s prescription monitoring program as part of her larger goal of combating heroin use and prescription drug abuse

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New Mexico Senator to Sponsor Bill Requiring Retail Pharmacies to Start Medication Disposal Programs

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

New Mexico State Senator Michael Padilla plans to sponsor legislation that would require retail pharmacies to start collection programs for unused medications.

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FDA’s New Database Simplifies Searching for Guidance Documents

Topics: Federal regulations and Fda

FDA has unveiled a new database that houses most FDA guidance documents for regulatory professionals. 

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NABP Reviewing .Pharmacy Domain Name Applications for Sunrise Registration; Two More Special Launch Periods to Follow

Topics: Buying medicine online and Patient safety

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is currently reviewing .pharmacy domain name applications received from trademark holders who are registered in the Internet Corporation for Assigned Names and Numbers Trademark Clearinghouse.

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California Workgroup Shares New Prescribing Guidelines In Order to Help Reduce Prescription Drug Misuse

Topics: Controlled substances and Pain management

The California Prescription Opioid Misuse and Overdose Prevention Workgroup is providing information to health care providers on new prescribing guidelines for controlled substances for treating pain.

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