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Blog: Pharmacy News & Industry Information - Page 55

Your go-to blog for updates in the world of pharmacy. Find pharmacy news, career tips, hiring trends and much more.
2010 Marks First Shipments of PharmaSafe Dispensing Units

Inventor Patrick Adams is looking forward to the 2010 ship dates for the first in his line of PharmaSafes. Adams is a pharmacist who recognized the need for a pharmacy safe/dispensing unit that would take the security of the medications out of the hands of pharmacists. He reasoned that if pharmacists are unable to provide […]

NABP Evaluates Online Pharmacies

The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) is continuing the development of “recommended” and “not recommended” lists for online prescription drug sales. In December of 2009 the list of “not recommended” online drug sellers passed the 5,000 mark. The “not recommended” retailers are those that meet any one of or a combination of the […]

Chubby Checker Helps Advertise New Medicare “Twist”

As of January 1, 2010, low-income seniors who use Medicare part D coverage are now eligible for additional help purchasing prescription drugs. The changes impact low income seniors by adjusting the way assets are evaluated to determine low-income eligibility. Previous calculations required seniors to include the value of life insurance policies in order to determine […]

Recommendations Reviewed for Working with Hazardous Drugs

The National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH) is examining evidence to issue recommendations that health care workers that are trying to conceive, pregnant, or breastfeeding be relocated to areas that limit contact with potentially hazardous drugs.  The organization has completed the collection of information and suggestions from industry workers and employers and is […]

FDA and Drug Makers Target Unapproved Medications

In 1938 federal law began requiring that new drugs be approved for safety prior to marketing. In 1962 the laws required that drug makers also prove the effectiveness of new drugs before they could be introduced to the market. The FDA reported in 2006 that several thousand drugs are available that preceded these laws and […]

Free Pharmacy Crime Prevention Video

The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) has teamed up with the RxPatrol to offer a free training video to help ensure pharmacy safety. The video is an extension of the RxPatrol program that tracks and seeks to reduce the risk of pharmacy crime. The video examines some of the most common pharmacy crimes across America. […]

Pharmacy Chains Receiving Plentiful H1N1

Reports this week show that doses of the H1N1 are in high supply as pharmacy chains across the country have received increased stock.  Although recent reports are that the flu strain is decreasing, officials are still urging everyone to get the vaccine and suggesting that pharmacists continue to discuss it with patients to avoid future […]

Senate Considers Ban of Pharmacy Record Mining

Two Senate Democrats introduced an amendment Thursday that would ban the practice of pharmaceutical data mining. Pharmaceutical companies currently purchase pharmacy sales records from third party companies in order to identify doctors who prescribe their drugs and competitor alternatives. The amendment to the Senate health care bill would ban the sale of pharmacy records for […]