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FDA Warns Consumers, Health Care Professionals About Over-the-Counter Drug Products

Topics: Over the counter and Fda

FDA is advising consumers and health care professionals not to use Sit and Slim II, Dermatend Original, and Dermatend Ultra because the drug products are unapproved and could cause harm.

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Legal Briefs: Last Board Standing

Topics: Pharmacies

The issue of “standing” is an important legal principle that provides persons or entities (collectively referred to as “person”) with an avenue to the judiciary to have a dispute resolved.

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October is National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month

Topics: Over the counter and Prescription drug abuse

With one in 25 teens abusing over-the-counter (OTC) cough medications to get high, the Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA) and the Consumer Healthcare Products Association are promoting National Medicine Abuse Awareness Month to increase awareness of the problem. 

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American Pharmacists Month Highlights Pharmacist’s Role in Patient Care

Topics: Pharmacists

October is American Pharmacists Month, a time to recognize the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings nationwide.

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FDA Publishes ‘Purple Book’ of Licensed Biological Products and Interchangeable Biosimilars

Topics: Fda

FDA has released the “Purple Book,” new documents listing biological products.

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California Bill Would Allow Pharmacists to Dispense Naloxone Without a Prescription

Topics: Prescription drug abuse

The California Legislature has passed a bill that would allow pharmacists to dispense the overdose reversal drug, naloxone, without a prescription.

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

Topics: Medication collection program disposal and Dea

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day collection site locator is now available online, allowing consumers to search for a nearby location to dispose of unneeded, unwanted, or expired medications on Saturday, September 27, 2014.

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New FDA Drug Info Rounds Training Video Available

Topics: Patient safety and Fda

In the latest Drug Info Rounds video, pharmacists discuss preparations patients may need to make to travel with medications.

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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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September DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Arizona

Topics: Diversion and Dea

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Phoenix, AZ.

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August DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Utah

Topics: Diversion and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Salt Lake City, UT.

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New Kansas Law Allows Collaborative Practice Agreements Between Pharmacists, Physicians

Topics: Collaborative practice

Under revisions to the Kansas Pharmacy Practice Act, pharmacists may now collaborate with physicians to manage patients’ medication therapies.

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Nebraska Pharmacists Get Funding for Medication Disposal Program

Topics: Medication collection program disposal

The Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality granted the Nebraska Pharmacists Association more than $120,500 to continue the group’s medication disposal program.

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ACHC Now Handling PCAB Accreditation Program

Topics: Compounding

Under a new agreement, the Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC) will administer the Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB) accreditation program.

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August DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Colorado

Topics: Diversion and Dea

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

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Ohio Pharmacists May Now Administer MMR Vaccines

Topics: Pharmacists and Vaccinations

As cases of measles and mumps rise in Ohio, Governor John Kasich signed an emergency order that allows pharmacists to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to patients age 18 or older. 

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Drug Reviews by Emergency Department Pharmacists Reduce Medication Errors, NPR Reports

Topics: Pharmacists

With preventable adverse drug interactions contributing to more than 7,000 annual deaths in the United States, some emergency departments are employing pharmacists to review prescriptions before medications are administered to patients.

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CPE Credit Offered for FDA Course on Misleading Prescription Drug Promotion

Topics: Pharmacists and Fda

To raise awareness about the risks associated with false or misleading prescription medication marketing, FDA, in partnership with Medscape, is offering an online, one-hour continuing education course through its Bad Ad Program.

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July DEA Conferences on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Pennsylvania

Topics: Diversion and Dea

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Philadelphia, PA, in July.

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Louisiana Bans Sale of Dextromethorphan Products to Minors

Topics: Over the counter

Retailers and drug stores may no longer sell over-the-counter products containing dextromethorphan to minors without a prescription in Louisiana.

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Indiana Board of Pharmacy Bans Four Compounds Used in Synthetic Drugs

Topics: Patient safety

The Indiana Board of Pharmacy has issued an emergency rule to ban four additional types of compounds used to create synthetic drugs.

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NABP Honors Leaders at the Forefront of Public Health Protection at Association’s 110th Annual Meeting

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) honored leaders in the protection of public health at the Association’s 110th Annual Meeting, held May 17-20, 2014, in Phoenix, AZ. 

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NABP Executive Committee Names 2014 Honorary President Gay Dodson, RPh

Each year the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Executive Committee selects an individual to serve as its honorary president for the coming year. NABP is pleased to announce that Gay Dodson, RPh, has been awarded this honor for 2014.

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Virginia Revokes License of Pharmacist for Excessive Opioid Dispensing

Topics: Diversion

The Virginia Board of Pharmacy has revoked the license of Douglas A. Harris, the pharmacist-in-charge of Beaverdam pharmacy in Beaverdam, VA, after he was found to have illegally dispensed thousands of opioid dosage units.

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Compounding Quality Act Implementation Discussed by State and Federal Officials at Inter-Governmental Meeting

Topics: Compounding and Fda

To identify opportunities to better protect the public health by strengthening oversight of compounding practice and improving federal-state collaboration, an intergovernmental meeting was convened by Food and Drug Administration on March 20-21, 2014, in Silver Spring, MD. 

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Pharmacy Technicians Must Participate in One Hour of Patient Safety Continuing Education for PTCB Recertification

Topics: Continuing education

As one of several planned changes to the certification program, the Pharmacy Technician Certification Board has announced that certified pharmacy technicians are now required to complete one hour of continuing education in patient safety. 

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California Bill Would Allow Unlimited Syringe Purchases Without a Prescription

Topics: Pharmacists

A California bill would permanently allow California pharmacists to sell syringes over the counter under certain conditions.

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NABP 110th Annual Meeting Addresses Timely Topics Affecting Pharmacy Practice and Offers Up to 8.5 Contact Hours of CPE Credit

Topics: Continuing education

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to 8.5 contact hours (0.85 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education credit at its 110th Annual Meeting. 

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Iowa Board of Pharmacy Rules Against Medical Marijuana Petition

Topics: Medical marijuana

The Iowa Board of Pharmacy has denied a petition for rulemaking that asked the Board to exercise its statutory authority under Iowa law to create a medical cannabis program.

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NABP 110th Annual Meeting to Unite Members and Other Pharmacy Stakeholders in Sunny Phoenix for Important Business Sessions, Timely CPE Programs, and Unique Networking Events

Topics: Continuing education, Education, Pharmacists, and Pharmacy technicians

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 110th Annual Meeting, “A Partnership Reborn: Revitalized and Reunited – Boards of Pharmacy and NABP,” will provide attendees an opportunity to explore the culture and colorful deserts that make up America’s sunniest metropolis while participating in important NABP Business Sessions.

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Best Practice Guidelines for Making Prescription Labels Accessible to Visually Impaired Individuals Now Available

Topics: Prescription label

Best practice guidelines and the results of a working group study about how to make prescription information more accessible to those who are visually impaired are available on the website of the US Access Board. 

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

Topics: Diversion

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in St Louis, MO, with one on Saturday, April 5, 2014, and another on Sunday, April 6, 2014. 

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

Topics: Diversion and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Knoxville, TN.

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NABP Works With Member Boards, FDA to Implement New Compounding Law for the Protection of Public Health

Topics: Compounding and Fda

On November 27, 2013, the Drug Quality and Security Act (Act) was signed into law. This law removes the unconstitutional provisions from Section 503A and adds a new Section 503B to the Federal Food, Drug, & Cosmetic Act. 

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2014 NABP Survey of Pharmacy Law Now Available

Topics: Survey of pharmacy law

Serving as a convenient reference for individuals seeking an overview of the laws and regulations that govern pharmacy practice in 53 jurisdictions, the updated 2014 Survey of Pharmacy Law is now available.

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Implementation Information for New Compounding Law Available

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Following the signing of the Drug Quality and Security Act on November 27, 2013, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has provided implementation information on Title I of the law – known as the Compounding Quality Act – through its Web site. 

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FDA Draft Guidance Documents for Compounding Quality Act Available for Comment

Topics: Compounding and Fda

Three draft guidance documents related to the Drug Quality and Security Act have been made available on the FDA Web site for comment.

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Arkansas Deploys NABP InterConnect; 21 States Now Live

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Arkansas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) has deployed NABP PMP InterConnect®, bringing the total number of live participating state PMPs to 21.

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Pennsylvania House Passes Bill to Create Electronic Prescription Monitoring Program

Topics: Controlled substances and Prescription monitoring program

A Pennsylvania bill that would create a new prescription monitoring program to include Schedule II through V CS has passed the state’s House of Representatives.

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Tri-Regulator Collaborative Sets Action Agenda for Year Ahead

Topics: Collaborative practice

The Tri-Regulator Leadership Collaborative met recently to review, discuss issues of mutual concern and set an agenda of work in the ongoing collaboration between the Federation of State Medical Boards (FSMB), National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP), and National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN).

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California Passes Law Requiring Special Licenses for Sterile Compounding

Topics: Compounding

Governor Jerry Brown of California signed a new law that requires sterile compounding pharmacies to obtain additional licensure from the California State Board of Pharmacy before compounding or dispensing sterile drug products, or before shipping these products into the state. 

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November DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Kentucky

Topics: Diversion and Dea

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences in Louisville, KY.

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American Pharmacists Month Highlights Importance of Pharmacists in Patient Care

Topics: Pharmacists and Patient counseling

American Pharmacists Month, observed throughout the month of October, recognizes the significant contributions to health care and the commitment to patient care by pharmacists in all practice settings nationwide. 

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DEA Guidance Regarding Information Pharmacists May Provide on CS II Prescriptions

Topics: Controlled substances and Dea

Recognizing that pharmacists are sometimes presented with prescriptions for Schedule II controlled substances that are missing information required by law, Drug Enforcement Administration provides guidance for pharmacists regarding allowed changes or additions to such prescriptions.

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Nominations for 2014 NABP Annual Awards Now Being Accepted

NABP invites you to nominate a colleague or board of pharmacy for a 2014 NABP award.

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NABP Model Act Amended to Address Shared Service Concept, Medication Reuse Programs, and Internet Pharmacy Safety

Topics: Pharmacists

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) recently amended the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (Model Act) in its effort to assist the boards of pharmacy as they work to protect the public health. 

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Updated PTCB Certification Exam to Be Administered Starting November 2013

Topics: Pharmacy technicians

The Pharmacy Technician Certification Board (PTCB) will introduce an updated Pharmacy Technician Certification Exam (PTCE) on November 1, 2013.

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November DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Kentucky

Topics: Continuing education, Diversion, and Dea

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

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Amid Continuing Inspections, Two Massachusetts Compounding Pharmacies Closed

Topics: Compounding

Medi-Son Solutions of Norwood, MA, and its sister company, CarePro, in Quincy, MA, have been closed at the order of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy.

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ASHP, ACPE Launch New, Collaborative Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission

Topics: Continuing education, Pharmacists, and Pharmacy technicians

The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists (ASHP) and the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) have announced the creation of the Pharmacy Technician Accreditation Commission.

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September DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Massachusetts

Topics: Diversion and Pharmacists

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

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Deceptive Practices By Illegal Online Drug Sellers Give Consumers a False Sense of Legitimacy and Safety, Reports NABP

Topics: Counterfeit drugs and Buying medicine online

National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) recently issued a report emphasizing the deceptive practices that illegal online drug sellers use to make consumers believe that they are legitimate, safe, and trustworthy.

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Massachusetts House Considers Compounding Bill

Topics: Compounding

Legislation intended to help ensure the safety of drugs compounded in Massachusetts is being considered by the state’s House of Representatives. 

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August DEA Conferences on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in California

Topics: Diversion and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is offering Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDACs) in both southern and northern California. 

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Maine Law to Allow Importation of Prescription Drugs for Personal Uses

Topics: Patient safety

A new law in Maine will allow residents to import prescription drugs for personal use from mail order pharmacies located in Australia, Canada, New Zealand, and the United Kingdom.

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August DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Louisiana

Topics: Diversion and Pharmacists

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDAC) in Baton Rouge, LA.

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Wisconsin Signs Agreement to Participate in NABP PMP InterConnect, System’s Success Highlighted in AHRQ Innovations Profile

Topics: Prescription monitoring program

The Wisconsin prescription monitoring program (PMP) recently executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) to participate in NABP PMP InterConnectx®, joining 24 other state PMPs who have agreed to participate. 

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Tennessee Board of Pharmacy Implements Rule to Facilitate Earlier Responses to Compounding Safety Issues

Topics: Compounding

The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has implemented a new rule that will effectively enable the Board to act more quickly when a potential safety issue at a facility engaged in compounding is detected.

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Indiana Law Authorizes Pharmacists to Provide Additional Immunizations

Topics: Pharmacists and Vaccinations

Effective July 1, 2013, Indiana pharmacists will be authorized to administer additional immunizations under a protocol approved by a physician.

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FDA Observes 20 Years of Supporting Medication Safety Through MedWatch Program

Topics: Adverse drug events

For 20 years, FDA’s MedWatch program has supported medication safety efforts by providing a means for health care providers and consumers to report safety information regarding FDA-regulated products. 

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July DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Oregon

Topics: Diversion and Dea

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

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Legal Briefs | Battery Conviction Recharged

Topics: Pharmacists and Disciplinary action

Many legislatures have enacted so called “social legislation” intended to empower regulatory boards to impose administrative sanctions against licensees for certain delineated activities.

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Tennessee Pharmacy Voluntarily Recalls Sterile Compounded Products, FDA Works With State Regulators in Ongoing Investigation

Topics: Compounding

Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has issued an alert warning against the use of sterile products compounded and dispensed by Main Street Family Pharmacy, LLC, of Newbern, TN.

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Updated House Bill Would Require FDA to Regulate Pharmacies Involved in High-Risk Compounding and Interstate Commerce

Topics: Compounding

United States Representative Edward Markey (D-MA) filed an updated version (PDF) of the Verifying Authority and Legality in Drug (VALID) Compounding Act of 2013 on May, 23, 2013. 

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Bill To Expand Pharmacists’ Authority to Vaccinate Under Consideration in Pennsylvania Legislature

Topics: Vaccinations

Pharmacists in Pennsylvania would be granted authority to vaccinate patients above the age of seven with a parent’s consent under two bills being considered by the Pennsylvania General Assembly. 

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NABP Surveyors to Assist With New Jersey Compounding Pharmacy Inspections Under Contract With the State

Topics: Compounding

Under a contract with the New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs and the state’s Attorney General Jeffrey S. Chiesa, NABP will assist the Division with inspections of New Jersey pharmacies engaged in the practice of compounding. 

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NABP 2013-2014 Executive Committee Inaugurated, Resolutions Approved at 109th Annual Meeting in St Louis, MO

Delegates to the NABP 109th Annual Meeting elected individuals to fill the president-elect, treasurer, and open member positions on the Association’s 2013-2014 Executive Committee. 

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NABP Honors Leaders at the Forefront of Public Health Protection at Association’s 109th Annual Meeting

NABP honored leaders in the protection of public health at the 109th Annual Meeting. 

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New Missouri Law to Grant Board of Pharmacy Authority to Inspect Drugs in Inventory

Topics: Compounding

The Missouri Board of Pharmacy will be allowed to test drugs in pharmacy inventories under a new law.

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June DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Illinois

Topics: Diversion and Dea

Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDAC) in the Chicago, IL, area, one on Saturday, June 22, 2013, and another on Sunday, June 23, 2013. 

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NABP Honors Leaders at the Forefront of Public Health Protection at Association’s 109th Annual Meeting

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) honored leaders in the protection of public health at the Association’s 109th Annual Meeting, held May 18-21, 2013, in St Louis, MO.

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Delegates Approve Eight Resolutions at the NABP 109th Annual Meeting

Delegates from the member boards of pharmacy adopted eight resolutions during the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) 109th Annual Meeting, held May 18-21, 2013, in St Louis, MO. 

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NABP Executive Committee Names 2013 Honorary President Carl W. Aron, RPh

Each year the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) Executive Committee selects an individual to serve as its honorary president for the coming year. 

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USP Prescription Container Labeling Chapter is Now the Official Standard

Topics: Prescription label

The United States Pharmacopeia (USP) General Chapter <17> Prescription Container Labeling, published in the USP 36–NF 31, became an official standard on May 1, 2013.

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Bill to Strengthen Regulation of Compounding Introduced in Maine Legislature

Topics: Compounding

A bill to strengthen the regulation of compounding pharmacies in Maine was introduced to the state’s legislature.

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Bill to Increase Technician-to-Pharmacist Ratio Under Consideration by Florida Legislature

Topics: Pharmacists and Pharmacy technicians

In Florida, a bill that would increase the number of pharmacy technicians that a pharmacist may supervise has passed the state’s House of Representatives. 

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NABP 109th Annual Meeting Addresses Timely Topics Affecting Pharmacy Practice and Offers Up to Nine Contact Hours of CPE Credit

Topics: Continuing education

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is offering attendees the opportunity to earn up to nine contact hours (0.9 CEUs) of Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education-accredited continuing pharmacy education (CPE) credit at its 109th Annual Meeting.

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May DEA Conference on Preventing Drug Diversion Open to Pharmacy Personnel in Michigan

Topics: Diversion and Pharmacists

DEA is offering two regional one-day Pharmacy Diversion Awareness Conferences (PDAC) in Detroit, MI, one on Saturday, May 4, 2013, and another on Sunday, May 5, 2013. 

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States Take Action to Ensure Safety of Compounded Drugs

Topics: Compounding

Through board of pharmacy inspections of compounding pharmacies and proposed laws to tighten requirements for compounding, states are taking action to help ensure the safety of compounded drugs.

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Member Boards Move Swiftly to Implement NABP Compounding Action Plan and to Strengthen State Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies

Topics: Compounding

NABP member boards of pharmacy are moving swiftly to implement the Compounding Action Plan initiated by state boards of pharmacy and NABP in November 2012.

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NABP 109th Annual Meeting to Arrive at the "Gateway to the West" for Important Business Sessions, Timely CPE Programs, and Unique Networking Events

Topics: Continuing education

Set in St Louis, MO, the geographic hub of the United States, this year’s National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®(NABP®) 109th Annual Meeting, “Gateway to Shared Responsibility and Success,” will provide attendees an opportunity to explore the “Gateway to the West.”

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California Bill Would Implement Stricter Requirements for Pharmacies Compounding Sterile Drugs

Topics: Compounding and Patient safety

Pharmacies compounding sterile drug products for dispensing to patients in California would be required to obtain a license to engage in that practice under a bill introduced to the state’s senate on February 19, 2013.

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Georgia Legislature Considers Bill to Fight Pill Mills

Topics: Diversion and Pain management

A Georgia bill (PDF) requiring pain management clinics to be physician-owned and licensed by the Georgia Composite Medical Board has passed in the state’s House of Representatives. 

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Virginia Bill to Implement Stricter Inspection Requirements for Nonresident Compounding Pharmacies Under Consideration

Topics: Compounding

Stricter inspection requirements for nonresident compounding pharmacies and a clarification that distinguishes compounding from manufacturing are among the statutory changes included in House Bill 2312 currently being considered by the Virginia Legislature. 

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Oklahoma Legislation Would Bring PBMs Under Board of Pharmacy Regulation

Topics: Patient safety and Patient counseling

Aimed to protect public health, a bill introduced in the Oklahoma Legislature would bring pharmacy benefit managers under the regulation of the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. 

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

Topics: Diversion and Education

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

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NABP Member Boards Take Action to Strengthen Regulation of Compounding Practice

Topics: Compounding

With the multistate meningitis outbreak linked to unsafe compounding practices at the New England Compounding Center, multiple stakeholders, including NABP, are seeking to clarify the law and put in place new systems. 

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Tennessee Task Force Reviews State’s Compounding Pharmacy Regulations

Topics: Compounding

The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy has convened a task force to review the state’s regulations pertaining to compounding and determine how regulations might be strengthened to further protect the public health. 

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Texas Board Surveys Pharmacies About Compounding Practices, Will Seek Legislative Support for Additional Inspectors

Topics: Compounding

In the wake of the meningitis outbreak linked to contaminated drugs compounded by the New England Compounding Center (NECC), the Texas State Board of Pharmacy conducted a special survey.

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Minnesota Board Implements Plan to Strengthen Regulation of Compounding Pharmacies

Topics: Compounding

The Minnesota Board of Pharmacy, which already has strong compounding regulations and requirements in place, is in the process of considering additional requirements, some of which will require the passage of new legislation. 

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California Board of Pharmacy Sponsors Legislation Authorizing Inspection of Nonresident Compounding Pharmacies

Topics: Compounding

The California State Board of Pharmacy will sponsor a bill that would allow inspectors to make unannounced on-site inspections of certain nonresident pharmacies.

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Oregon State Board of Pharmacy and LegitScript Take Actions to Stymie Rogue Internet Drug Outlets

Topics: Buying medicine online, Internet pharmacy, and Patient safety

The Oregon State Board of Pharmacy and LegitScript took actions to prevent rogue Internet drug outlets from distributing products.

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Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy Works to Fortify Compounding Regulations

Topics: Compounding and Patient safety

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy is considering eight potential solutions for improving the state’s regulation of pharmacy compounding. The solutions are part of the Board’s efforts to streamline compounding rules and improve patient safety.

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Massachusetts Department of Public Health Finds Storage and Preparation Problems at Three Compounding Pharmacies

The Massachusetts Department of Public Health has sent cease and desist orders to three compounding pharmacies for drug preparation and storage problems that were discovered during surprise inspections. The Boston Globe reports that the issues found at the facilities –...

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Colorado PMP Executes Agreement to Participate in NABP PMP InterConnect

The Colorado Electronic Prescription Drug Monitoring Program has executed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with NABP to participate in the NABP PMP InterConnect®, the system that facilitates the secure sharing of data between state prescription monitoring programs (PMPs), a key...

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MA Board of Pharmacy Approves Emergency Regulations for Compounding Pharmacies

Topics: Compounding, Pharmacies, and Contamination

The Massachusetts Board of Registration in Pharmacy has approved emergency regulations to enhance oversight of compounding pharmacies. The emergency regulations (PDF) will allow the state to track volume and distribution at compounding pharmacies in order to determine if a pharmacy...

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New Jersey Board Provides Guidance for Pharmacists to Address Patient Needs in Aftermath of Hurricane Sandy

The New Jersey State Board of Pharmacy is providing a directive to assist pharmacists in New Jersey as they face unique needs while serving patients during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. The Board advises pharmacists to use their expertise and...

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