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Iowa Drug and Dietary Supplement Maker Ordered to Stop Manufacture and Distribution of Products

Topics: Over the counter and Fda

FDA has ordered Iowa Select Herbs, LLC, to stop selling unapproved new drugs, misbranded drugs, adulterated dietary supplements, and misbranded dietary supplements.

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Efforts to Fight Prescription Opioid Abuse Part of New White House Heroin Response Strategy

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The White House Office of National Drug Control Policy (ONDCP) announced funding for the new Heroin Response Strategy that will address the heroin and prescription opioid epidemic as both a public health and a public safety issue.

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FDA Warns Health Care Providers Not to Use Compounded Drugs Stored in Becton-Dickinson (BD) 3 mL and 5 mL Syringes

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a warning to health care providers not to administer to patients compounded or repackaged drugs that have been stored in 3 mL and 5 mL syringes manufactured by Becton-Dickinson (BD) unless there is no suitable alternative available.

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Hartley Medical Voluntarily Recalls Prolotherapy With Phenol Due to Nonsterility Concerns

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Hartley Medical is voluntarily recalling three lots of prolotherapy with phenol (injectable) due to nonsterility concerns.

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Merck Recalls TEMODAR® and Temozolomide Bottles With Cracked Child-Proof Caps

Topics: Patient safety

Merck, in conjunction with Consumer Product Safety Commission (CPSC), is recalling TEMODAR® and temozolomide bottles with cracks in the child-resistant caps.

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Canadian Online Drug Seller, Pharmacist Employed by PharmacyChecker Under Fire From US Authorities

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

A United States district court in Montana indicted Canada Drugs last week with charges related to the selling of $78 million worth of unapproved, mislabeled, and counterfeit drugs to US doctors over three years.

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Legislation Aimed at Curbing Drug Abuse Among Seniors Introduced to US Senate

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

Seniors who receive Medicare and have a history of opioid abuse would be restricted to one pharmacy and one doctor under proposed legislation intended to help them recover from addiction. 

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FDA Guide Gives Parents, Caregivers Vaccine Information

Topics: Vaccinations and Fda

Coinciding with the start of many school calendars, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guide for parents and caregivers on vaccinating children. 

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Rx Response Renamed Healthcare Ready, Works With Regulators to Strengthen Health Care Networks

Topics: Patient safety

Rx Response, the organization that helps communities provide medications to patients during disasters, has changed its name to Healthcare Ready.

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Pharmacists Help Heart Patients With Medication Adherence

Topics: Pharmacists and Medication therapy management

Pharmacists in one study made a significant impact in helping heart patients stick to their medication regimens, report researchers. 

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Maryland Goes Live With NABP PMP InterConnect; 30 States Now Sharing PMP Data

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Maryland Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has deployed NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) to 30.

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