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DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Day Collection Site Locator Now Available

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available, allowing consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded, unwanted, or expired medications on Saturday, April 30, 2016.

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Reminder: DEA Take-Back Day Is Saturday, April 30

Consumers will have the opportunity to dispose of unneeded or unwanted medications at a Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site this Saturday, April 30, 2016. 

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FDA Publishes Three Draft Guidance Documents Related to Compounding Human Drugs

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) released three draft guidance documents related to human drug compounding under the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act (FD&C Act). 

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Sign or Sticker to Be Developed for Washington Pharmacies That Prescribe and Dispense Contraceptives

Once available from the Washington Pharmacy Quality Assurance Commission, a sticker or sign may be displayed at Washington pharmacies if their pharmacists are authorized to prescribe and dispense contraceptives under a collaborative drug therapy agreement. 

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Minnesota Pharmacies Could Take Back Prescription Medicines Under Proposed Legislation

Pharmacies in Minnesota would be able to collect and dispose of controlled substances (CS) and non-CS under a proposed bill (Senate File (SF) 1425). 

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Consumers Are Unable to Identify Common NSAIDs, Unaware of Associated Risks

Consumers who use non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs) are unaware of the risks related to using these pain medications, according to a new survey. 

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NABP Debuts Redesigned Print and Electronic Newsletters

This new design for NABP e-News complements NABP’s redesigned and renamed printed newsletter, Innovations, which is mailing to members and subscribers this week.

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Illinois Pharmacists Who Complete Training Program Can Dispense Naloxone

Pharmacists in Illinois who seek to dispense naloxone, the opioid overdose reversal drug, must complete the Illinois State Opioid Antagonist Training Program. 

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Florida Law Restricts Sale of Dextromethorphan to Adults

A bill that prohibits a manufacturer, distributor, or retailer from selling a dextromethorphan product to a person younger than 18 years of age was signed into law by Florida Governor Rick Scott.

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FDA Issues Draft Guidance for Industry on Biosimilar Labeling

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has published a draft guidance, Labeling for Biosimilar Products, to assist applicants in developing draft labeling for proposed biosimilar products.

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NABP 112th Annual Meeting Covers Timely Pharmacy Practice and Regulation Topics and Offers Up to Eight Contact Hours of CPE Credit

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to eight contact hours (0.8 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 112th Annual Meeting, themed “All Hands on Deck – Forging Ahead to a New Regulatory World.”

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