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Medicine Abuse Project Shows Connection Between Prescription Pain Killer Abuse and Heroin Addiction

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

More than half of teens and young adults who inject heroin first abused prescription drugs.

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Two Governors Announce Renewed Efforts to Combat Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and Massachusetts Governor Charlie Baker each revealed new steps being taken by the states in an effort to curb prescription drug abuse and the use of heroin.

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Partnership for Safe Medicines Releases Infographic to Help Users Identify Fake Online Pharmacies

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

With many illegal drug sellers operating websites that claim to be legitimate, the Partnership for Safe Medicines has released a new resource to help consumers identify the characteristics of a fake online pharmacy. 

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March DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Alabama

Topics: Continuing education and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Birmingham, AL.

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Legal Briefs: Peer Review

Topics: Pharmacists

A vast majority of administrative disciplinary matters are resolved short of a formal hearing through the entry of a settlement agreement, sometimes referred to as a consent order.

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FDA Releases Five Draft Documents Related to Compounding and Repackaging Requirements

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued five draft documents related to drug compounding and repackaging requirements under the Drug Quality and Security Act (DQSA). 

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Registration for Web Meeting on USP General Chapter <800> Closes Tomorrow

Topics: Pharmacists

To answer stakeholder questions regarding the republished General Chapter <800> Hazardous Drugs – Handling in Healthcare Settings (PDF), United States Pharmacopeial (USP) Convention is hosting an open microphone web online meeting on February 20, 2015, from 2 PM-4 PM EST.

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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Pharmacists

In the latest Drug Info Rounds video, pharmacists discuss the many components of Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategies.

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Hospira Issues Recall for Multiple Lots of Ketorolac Tromethamine Injection Due to Potential Contamination

Topics: Compounding

Hospira, Inc, of Lake Forest, IL, has issued a voluntary recall of ketorolac tromethamine injection, USP in the US and Singapore due to potential particulate matter. 

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PTCB Celebrates Twenty Years of Technician Certification and Education

Topics: Pharmacy technicians

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) is celebrating its twentieth anniversary.

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ACPE Releases Updated Definition of CPE and Guidance on CPD

Topics: Continuing education

The Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) has released two documents that provide guidance and support for continuing pharmacy education (CPE) and continuing professional development (CPD).

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