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New Study Examines College Student Misuse and Abuse of ADHD Medications

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

A new study has found that approximately 17% of college students have misused or abused prescription stimulants and seeks to offer guidance for future research into the issue, as well as preliminary suggestions for prevention efforts.

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All Dispensing Pharmacies Eligible to Request .Pharmacy Domain Names Beginning April 1, 2015

Topics: Internet pharmacy

NABP will begin accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from all dispensing pharmacies beginning April 1, 2015. 

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DEA Issues Warning Against Potent Opioid Painkiller

Topics: Controlled substances and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a nationwide alert concerning the use of fentanyl, a potent Schedule II medication used as an anesthetic and analgesic. 

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Congress Considering Legislation to Reschedule Marijuana

Topics: Controlled substances and Medical marijuana

A bipartisan group of senators has introduced the Compassionate Access, Research Expansion, and Respect States Act (S 683), which would reclassify marijuana as a Schedule II controlled substance. 

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Approximately 93% of China’s Internet Pharmacy Market is Operating Illegally, ASOP Report Indicates

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

About 93% of websites selling medications to consumers in China were found to be either “rogue” or “unapproved” pharmacies that were not compliant with applicable Chinese laws and regulations.

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All Dispensing Pharmacies Eligible to Request .Pharmacy Domain Names Beginning April 1, 2015

Topics: Buying medicine online

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) will begin accepting applications for .pharmacy domain names from all dispensing pharmacies beginning April 1, 2015.

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Timely Pharmacy Regulation Topics Offer Attendees Chance to Earn Up to Eight Contact Hours of CPE Credit at the NABP 111th Annual Meeting

Topics: Continuing education

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 111th Annual Meeting themed “Boards of Pharmacy and NABP – Marching In Together and Stronger.”

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NABP, Stakeholders Release Consensus Document on the Challenges and ‘Red Flag’ Warning Signs Related to Prescribing and Dispensing Controlled Substances

Topics: Controlled substances and Prescribing authority

A coalition of stakeholder organizations released a consensus document representing the medical, pharmacist, and supply chain spectrum highlighting the challenges and ‘red flag’ warning signs related to prescribing and dispensing controlled substance (CS) prescriptions.

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Boards of Pharmacy Staff Encouraged to Participate in Survey on MPJE Competency Statements

Topics: Education and Pharmacists

Executive officers and boards of pharmacy staff are encouraged to participate in an online survey regarding the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®) competency statements. 

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Hospira Recalls One Lot of Lactated Ringer's Irrigation Due to Mold Contamination

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Hospira, Inc, of Lake Forest, IL, has initiated a voluntary recall of one lot of lactated Ringer’s irrigation, 3000 mL (National Drug Code 0409-7828-08) to the user level due to a customer report of particulate matter confirmed to be Aspergillus kanagawaensis, a non-toxic mold.

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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Pharmacists and Fda

In the latest Drug Info Rounds video, pharmacists demonstrate how to use the NDC Directory.

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