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FDA Publishes ‘Purple Book’ of Licensed Biological Products and Interchangeable Biosimilars

Topics: Fda

FDA has released the “Purple Book,” new documents listing biological products.

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FDA Issues New Warning Against Using NuVision Pharmacy Products

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Sterile-use drug products produced and distributed by Downing Labs, LLC, of Dallas, TX, doing business as NuVision Pharmacy, may not be safe, and should not be used.

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Pharmacy Creations Recalls Four Lots of Products Due to Sterility Concerns

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Pharmacy Creations of Randolph, NJ, has issued a voluntary recall of four lots of products after testing results found potential for lack of sterility.

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FDA to Host Public Meeting on Development and Regulation of Abuse-Deterrent Opioid Medications

Topics: Controlled substances, Prescription drug abuse, and Fda

FDA will host a public meeting to discuss the development, assessment, and regulation of abuse-deterrent formulations of opioid medications.

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Massive Opioid Diversion Case in New York Hospital Raises Concerns, Report Indicates

Topics: Controlled substances and Diversion

The arrest of the former director of pharmacy services for a large New York City hospital raises the question of how such facilities can ensure they are adequately protecting their controlled substance inventories from diversion.

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NABP Launches .Pharmacy Generic Top-Level Domain to Help Consumers Find Safe Pharmacies Online

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

NABP has launched the .pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) to provide consumers around the world a means for identifying safe, legal, and ethical online pharmacies and related resources.

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DEA Finalizes Rule on Controlled Substance Prescription Drug Disposal

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its Final Rule on Disposal of Controlled Substances, allowing some DEA registrants to modify their registration to become authorized collectors. 

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National Decline in Rates of Prescription Drug Abuse in 2013, SAMHSA Reports

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The number of people abusing prescription medications decreased from 6.8 million users in 2012, to 6.5 million users in 2013, according to the latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health.

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Martin Avenue Pharmacy Issues Voluntary Recall for All Sterile Compounded Preparations

Topics: Compounding

Martin Avenue Pharmacy, Inc, of Naperville, IL, has issued a voluntary recall for all in-date compounded sterile preparations due to a lack of sterility assurance. 

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California Bill Would Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Naloxone Without a Prescription

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The California Legislature has passed a bill that would allow pharmacists to dispense the overdose reversal drug, naloxone, without a prescription.

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CPPA Seeks Comments on Draft Standards for Specialty Pharmacy Practice Accreditation

Topics: Pharmacies

The Center for Pharmacy Practice Accreditation (CPPA) is seeking comments on its newly released draft standards for Specialty Pharmacy Practice Accreditation.

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