CDC has received recent reports of severe respiratory illness among young- to middle-aged adults with H1N1pdm09 virus infection, some of whom required intensive care unit admission; fatalities have been reported.
The Indiana Senate's appropriations committee approved a bill that would prevent drug offenders from buying cough and cold medication containing pseudoephedrine, WANE reported Thursday. "Under the bill, the system would issue an alert to a pharmacy to sop a sale if a customer's information matches data in NPLEx," the report noted. "Thirty-two states, including Indiana, currently use NPLEx to track sales." (WANE)
The Jan. 19 "Frontline" report on the dangers of supplements is evidence that even as the dietary supplement industry has made significant strides toward cleaning up its image, there may still be some work to do.
NACDS, along with partners including the National Community Pharmacists Association, have been engaged on this issue every step of the way since Congress first enacted the Deficit Reduction Act of 2005 in February 2006.
Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ acting administrator Andy Slavitt noted that interoperability will be a priority for the replacement program in the hope of closing referral loops and getting consumers engaged in their care.
As a part of their new enhancements, PrescribeWellness is now offering their customers the use of text reminders to patients with prescriptions ready for pick-up and patients with pre-set appointments.
Last year, CRN’s members formed a Product Transparency Working Group to address ways the association and the industry could better assist regulators in their efforts to police the industry and protect the public.