Report: ‘Refuse and refer’ policy may be codified in Washington state
SEATTLE The Washington Board of Pharmacy has initiated a rule-change process that would require pharmacists who can’t fill a particular prescription to actively help patients find a drug store that does carry the medication, according to a story published in the Seattle Times on Tuesday.
The initiative would codify its policy around the dual status (prescription/nonprescription) emergency contraceptive Plan B, called “refuse and refer,” where pharmacists uncomfortable dispensing Plan B refer patients to a pharmacist who will dispense the medication.
“The wording of the proposed amendment has not yet been determined, and the rule-making process will include public comments,” the Times reported.
Scolr Pharma adds Nuprin to portfolio
BOTHELL, Wash. Scolr Pharma earlier this year acquired the rights to the Nuprin brand name from Advanced Healthcare Distributors, an affiliate company of CVS Caremark, in a deal worth $180,000.
“Our acquisition of this globally recognized name will provide us with additional opportunities for ibuprofen-based products,” stated Stephen Turner, Scolr Pharma president and CEO. “We expect that the acquisition will allow us to generate potential near-term sales of immediate release 200 mg ibuprofen tablets, in addition to providing us with enhanced options on our extended release ibuprofen program.”
Kama Sutra sponsors ‘Bachelor Pad’
THOUSAND OAKS, Calif. The Kama Sutra Co. on Wednesday announced it would be a sponsor this year of ABC’s new show “Bachelor Pad,” which premieres Aug. 9 at 8 p.m. EST.
As part of the sponsorship, all cast members will receive Kama Sutra products. In addition, The Kama Sutra Co. was selected to be the exclusive provider of products for the “Fantasy Suite,” a room dedicated to romance and used by the couples for special nights together.
“We’re really excited to be part of the show; it’s going to be a lot of fun for everyone involved,” stated Joe Bolstad, founder of The Kama Sutra Co.
“Concurrently with the show, we are also going to be running some special giveaways via our Facebook and Twitter pages,” noted Shawna Taklender, Web service manager for Kama Sutra.