Alabama Pharmacist Defense Lawyer – Board of Pharmacy Matter Pending? We Can Help – International Drug Trafficking Organization Faces Indictment For Involvement in Manufacturing and Distributing Fake Prescription Drugs With Fentanyl

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Six individuals in an international drug trafficking organization have been indicted for their involvement in manufacturing fake prescription drugs made from fentanyl, which were then distributed in Utah and throughout the US to customers who had ordered pills via dark net online stores. The organization purchased pill presses, dyes and stamps to mark pills and match those of legitimate pharmaceutical drugs, and inert pill ingredients, such as binding agents and colors. Some items were purchased legally and others, such as fentanyl and alprazolam, were imported into the US illegally, including from China. The ingredients were then pressed into pills that had the appearance of legitimate pharmaceuticals. The fake oxycodone-type pills and the counterfeit alprazolam tablets were sold on the dark net at a significant profit, notes a US Department of Justice press release. Court documents indicate the enterprise sold hundreds of thousands of pills.

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Lawyer for Alabama Pharmacy Board Hearing – Call today to discuss your case – Drug Theft Problem Continues at VA Centers; Federal Authorities Investigate Dozens of New Cases

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Lawyer for Alabama Pharmacy Board Hearing – Call today to discuss your case – Drug Theft Problem Continues at VA Centers; Federal Authorities Investigate Dozens of New Cases – (866) 348-2889

Thirty-six new criminal investigations involving theft or unauthorized drug use by employees at Veterans Affairs (VA) hospitals were opened by the VA inspector general’s office from October 1, through May 19, according to data obtained by The Associated Press (AP). The total number of open criminal cases is 108. In February 2017, AP previously reported a significant increase in drug thefts at federal hospitals, mostly at VA facilities, in which doctors, nurses, or pharmacy staff siphoned away controlled substances for their own use or street sales. Criminal investigators indicated the need for continuing drug diversion prevention efforts. The VA attributes many drug loss cases to reasons other than employee theft, such as drugs lost in transit.

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Alabama Pharmacy Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today – FDA Leads Collaborative Effort to Create a Toolkit for Protecting Medical Product Supply Chain

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Alabama Pharmacy Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today – FDA Leads Collaborative Effort to Create a Toolkit for Protecting Medical Product Supply Chain – (866) 348-2889

FDA led a collaboration within Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) economies to create a Supply Chain Security Toolkit for Medical Products to maximize available global resources and to deliver quality training and best practices for securing the global supply chain of medical products. The toolkit will be used by industry stakeholders and regulators from around the globe to adopt best practices, for training purposes, and to strengthen laws and regulations to protect consumers from unsafe and substandard drug products. FDA notes that the toolkit covers the entire supply chain and lifecycle of medical products from raw materials to use by patients.

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Alabama Pharmacy Defense Attorney – Hearing Defense – New FDA Commissioner States Opioid Abuse is ‘Greatest Immediate Challenge’ for Agency

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In his first remarks to FDA staff as the new commissioner of FDA, Scott Gottlieb, MD, states the Agency’s “greatest immediate challenge is the problem of opioid abuse.” Dr Gottlieb indicates FDA has a vital role in reducing the rate of new abuse and giving health care providers the tools to reduce patients’ exposure to opioids to reduce new cases of addiction. As the epidemic continues to grow, Dr Gottlieb states in the transcript that “Addressing this tragedy is going to be one of my highest initial priorities.”

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Alabama Pharmacy Board Defense Attorney – Pharmacist Hearing Upcoming? Call Today – Patients Desperate for Medicine Trade Supplies on Facebook

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Patients who cannot afford their medication, have run out of supplies, or do not have insurance coverage are trading medicines with Facebook friends. Patients either post a request indicating the medicine they need to their regular Facebook newsfeed or they join a Facebook group to arrange trades. For instance, someone whose insurance only covers Humalog® but feels Novolog® works best for their body will post a trade. NBC News reporters found postings to trade EpiPens®, asthma inhalers, and other prescription medications. Doctors and regulators state the dangers of trading medicines online include tampering, infection, privacy issues, and scams, notes NBC News.

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Alabama Pharmacist Defense Lawyer – Board of Pharmacy Matter Pending? We Can Help – FDA Calls on Health Care System to Help Reduce Preventable Harm From Medications – (866) 348-2889

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Reducing preventable harm from medications is a significant part of FDA’s mission, but it requires teamwork across the health care system and the medication manufacturing, distribution, and delivery system, indicates John J. Whyte, MD, MPH, director of professional affairs and stakeholder engagement at FDA’s Center for Drug Evaluation and Research in an FDA Voice blog. The Agency is hosting a one-day public meeting to be held on June 15, 2017, to facilitate this teamwork. The purpose of this meeting entitled “Safe Use Symposium: A Focus on Reducing Preventable Harm from Drugs in the Outpatient Setting” is to discuss sources of preventable harm from drugs in the outpatient setting, and to stimulate the exchange of ideas among leaders on interventions to reduce preventable harms and how these interventions can be studied. More meeting information is provided in the Federal Register.

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Lawyer for Alabama Pharmacy Board Hearing – Call today to discuss your case – Police Respond to More Pharmacy Robberies in Recent Years

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Lawyer for Alabama Pharmacy Board Hearing – Call today to discuss your case – Police Respond to More Pharmacy Robberies in Recent Years – (866) 348-2889

Since 2012, police have responded to over 500 pharmacy robberies in Illinois and Indiana, according to statistics compiled by Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA). The opioid abuser’s search for the heroin high continues to create a dangerous situation for pharmacies. As tighter controls on painkillers are putting fewer pills in the hands of users, the value of street drugs increases because the demand for these drugs increases. DEA Chicago Special Agent in Charge Dennis Wichern notes, “If you can’t get your painkiller any more, you’re either going to move to heroin or in some cases you’re going to rob a pharmacy to get those drugs [that are] harder to get from your medical provider.”

Violent pharmacy robberies may affect patients who need prescription painkillers. NABP Executive Director/Secretary Carmen A. Catizone, MS, RPh, DPh, told NBC 5 Chicago that “One of the unintended consequences of all of this is they will simply quit carrying these products and when they do, these patients don’t have access to the medication they need.”

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Alabama Pharmacy Board Defense Lawyer – Call Today – CDC Reports Rise in New Hepatitis C Infections; Virus Spreading Rapidly in New Generations Due to Growing Opioid Epidemic

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As a result of increasing drug use associated with the rising opioid epidemic, new hepatitis C virus infections have nearly tripled over five years with the virus spreading rapidly in new generations, reports the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Although baby boomers, individuals born from 1945 to 1965, are six times more likely to be infected with the virus than those in other age groups, CDC reports that new hepatitis C infections are increasing most rapidly among young people, with the highest overall number of new infections among 20- to 29-year-olds.

Comprehensive approaches are needed to combat the dual epidemics of opioid addiction and injection-related infectious diseases, notes a CDC press release. Jonathan Mermin, MD, director of CDC’s National Center for HIV/AIDS, Viral Hepatitis, STD, and TB Prevention, indicates that a wide range of prevention and treatment services are needed for diagnosing and treating people with hepatitis C, including services that can also prevent prescription drug misuse and ultimately stop drug use.

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Alabama Pharmacy Defense Attorney – Hearing Defense – AVMA Warns About Xylitol Pharmaceutical Products

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Pharmaceutical products containing xylitol may be dangerous and fatal to dogs, warns the American Veterinary Medical Association (AVMA). Xylitol stimulates an insulin release that can result in severe hypoglycemia and fatal liver damage. Pharmacists and pet owners need to be aware of and protect against xylitol toxicoses, indicates AVMA. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-approved gabapentin capsules and tablets do not contain xylitol, but the liquid form does. In addition, xylitol-containing media might be used in compounding products if the pharmacist is uninformed about not using it.

AVMA urges pharmacists to not use xylitol-containing products when compounding for canine patients and to contact the veterinarian if a prescribed product contains xylitol. The veterinarian may be unaware that this sweetener is in the product. AVMA also encourages pet owners and caretakers to verify with the pharmacist when picking up their dog’s medication at a human pharmacy that the medication does not contain xylitol. Xylitol-containing peanut butter should not be used to help a dog take its medication.

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Alabama Pharmacy Board Defense Attorney – Pharmacist Hearing Upcoming? Call Today – SAMHSA Study Finds PDMPs Associated With Significant Decline in Doctor Shopping and Non-medical Use of Prescription Drugs

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Prescription drug monitoring programs (PDMPs) are effective in preventing patients from seeking multiple doctors to prescribe them opioids, according to a recent study by Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA). The study, Prescription drug monitoring programs, nonmedical use of prescription drugs, and heroin use: Evidence from the National Survey of Drug Use and Health, also found that PDMPs reduced the non-medical use of prescription drugs by an average of 10 days a year per user. In locations where PDMP participation was mandatory, the reduction in non-medical use was even greater, notes a SAMHSA press release.

To date, 41 states/jurisdictions have deployed NABP PMP InterConnect®, a highly secure communications exchange platform that facilitates the transmission of prescription monitoring program (PMP) data across state lines to authorized requestors, while ensuring that each state’s data-access rules are enforced. PMP InterConnect allows participating state PMPs across the United States to be linked, providing a more effective means of combating drug diversion and drug abuse nationwide. NABP continues to work with other states to facilitate their participation.

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