The Senate Judiciary Committee approved a piece of legislation aimed at curbing prescription drug abuse and ensuring legitimate patient access by encouraging collaboration between health and enforcement agencies.
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)
Some 87% of those polled see obesity as a problem in their state and 69% want Medicare to expand coverage to include prescription drugs meant to treat obesity.
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.
Anna McDermott-Vitak, who was most recently Amgen’s executive director of global government affairs, has experience in product development, investor relations, government affairs,
President Barack Obama's nominee for commissioner of the Food and Drug Administration - Robert Califf - was approved by the Senate HELP Committee Tuesday, according to a report published by ABC News. But it's not necessarily smooth sailing from here. At least two senators are expected to place a hold on the nomination, including presidential candidate Bernie Sanders, I-Vt. "Sanders has said the country needs an FDA commissioner who will stand up to the pharmaceutical industry and that Califf is 'not that person.'" (ABC News)