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NABP Seeks Individuals to Serve as Volunteer Item Writers for All NABP Exams

Topics: Education

NABP is seeking pharmacists and college/school of pharmacy faculty to volunteer as item writers for the North American Pharmacist Licensure Examination®, the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®), the Foreign Pharmacy Graduate Equivalency Examination®, the Pharmacy Curriculum Outcomes Assessment®, and the Pharmacist Assessment for Remediation EvaluationSM.

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.Pharmacy gLTD and AWARXE Information Provided at Cardinal Health RBC Meeting, Drawing Winners Announced

Topics: Buying medicine online and Prescription drug abuse

Attendees who visited NABP’s booth at the Cardinal Health Retail Business Conference (RBC), held July 23-26, 2014, in Washington, DC, expressed their enthusiasm for the Association’s .Pharmacy generic Top-Level Domain (gTLD) Program and the AWARXE® Prescription Drug Safety Program.

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Attorney General Holder Urges Actions by Federal Agencies, Congress to Fight Opioid Abuse and Overdose

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

United States Attorney General Eric Holder is urging federal law enforcement agencies to “identify, train and equip personnel who may interact with a victim of a heroin overdose” to carry naloxone.

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DEA Reschedules Hydrocodone Combination Products as Schedule II

Topics: Controlled substances and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has published its final rule rescheduling hydrocodone combination products from Schedule III to Schedule II in the Federal Register.

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FedEx Indicted on Additional Charges Related to Online Drug Sellers

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

FedEx is facing fresh allegations of conspiring to launder money related to the delivery of drugs sold by rogue online drug sellers.

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CDC Report Identifies Link Between Hospital Drug Diversion, Bacterial and Viral Infections

Topics: Patient safety

In 10 years, over 30,000 patients were exposed to pathogens through drugs diverted by infected medical professionals, a Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) report indicates. 

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Nearly Seventy US Ebola Scares Have Been Reported to CDC, ABC News Reports

Topics: Patient safety

In the United States, hospitals in 27 states have alerted CDC to possible Ebola cases out of an abundance of caution in the wake of the outbreak in western Africa.

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Google Agrees to Create $250 Million Program to Fight Rogue Online Drug Sellers

Topics: Counterfeit drugs, Buying medicine online, and Internet pharmacy

Google will create a $250 million internal program to “disrupt rogue online pharmacies,” as part of a deal to end shareholder litigation over its alleged placement of advertisements offering to sell prescription drugs from outside the United States, Reuters reports.

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Baxter Voluntarily Recalls Two Lots of Peritoneal Dialysis Solution Due to Particulate Matter

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Baxter International, Inc, of Deerfield, IL, has issued a voluntary recall of two lots of DIANEAL® Low Calcium (2.5mEq/L) Peritoneal Dialysis Solution with 2.5% Dextrose 5000mL (Ambu-Flex II) to the hospital/user level.

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FDA Warns of Additional ‘Supplements’ Containing Hidden Drug Ingredients

Topics: Over the counter

FDA is advising consumers not to purchase or use Herbal Vigor Quick Fix or Arize, two products marketed as dietary supplements for sexual enhancement, because they contain hidden drug ingredients.

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Prescription and OTC Painkillers Should be Used with Caution, Consumer Reports Advises

Topics: Over the counter and Prescriptions

Although medications such as OxyContin®, Percocet®, and Vicodin® can help patients manage pain from surgery, injury, or chronic illness, patients need to know the risks of both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC) medications.

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DEA to Hold Next Prescription Drug Take-Back Day on September 27, 2014

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced another opportunity for consumers to dispose of unneeded and expired prescription drugs during the ninth DEA National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day.

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Seven Charged For Distributing Anabolic Steroids to High School and Professional Athletes

Topics: Dea

Law enforcement agents have arrested seven Florida residents on charges related to the distribution of anabolic steroids and other performance enhancing drugs from Florida-based Biogenesis of America.

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