Month: July 2017

2 men charged in pharmacy scheme plead guilty

Two men charged with criminal activity in connection to a compound pharmacy scheme pleaded guilty Tuesday in federal court before U.S. District Judge Keith Starrett.     Jason May, 40, a pharmacist from Lamar County and co-owner of Advantage Pharmacy — one of several named in a civil forfeiture, was charged July 12 with one count of conspiracy …

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Lawfirm to File Lawsuit Against King’s Compounding Pharmacy

  The doctor prescribed a series of injections into the middle of her ear. The lawsuit claims King’s Compounding Pharmacy improperly mixed the chemicals into a drug. The woman’s doctor then administered the drug to the woman in January of 2017. Immediately after the injection, the woman’s face began to burn with pain, her right …

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Vet-Rx wary of new possible pharmacy regulations

Bill Soderlund Jr., left, talks about Food and Drug Administration regulations that Vet-Rx complies with, while Bill Soderlund Sr., center, and state Sen. Nick Frentz listen. (Nancy Madsen/St. Peter Herald)     Bill Soderlund Jr. says he loves regulation. “When I pump a gallon of gas, I want to be sure it’s exactly a gallon …

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PCAB Launches USP 800-based Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling (HDH)

Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), has released the compounding industry’s first Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling (HDH). Pharmacy Compounding Accreditation Board (PCAB), a service of Accreditation Commission for Health Care (ACHC), has released the compounding industry’s first Distinction in Hazardous Drug Handling (HDH). Based on USP …

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Mom finds short-term solution in search for son’s life-saving drug

With only a few tablets left of a prescription drug that helps prevent a life-threatening allergic reaction, Lorrena Clee of Lower Sackville, N.S., got a call from her pharmacist Wednesday with some good news for her son. The pharmacist said he tracked down 20 pills at a hospital pharmacy, which is equal to a 10-day supply for Clee’s …

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Complicated medical situations sometimes call for compounded medications

Do you have difficulty swallowing a pill? Is it hard getting your family pet to take their medicine? Do you have certain ingredients such as dyes, preservatives, gluten or sugar that you need to avoid? If you answered yes to any of these questions, you could benefit from the McLeod Choice Pharmacy’s nonsterile compounding service. …

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How Vulnerable Are We to Prescription Pill Manufacturers?

Several cases of contaminated medications have raised concerns about the quality of drugs manufactured in the United States. Last month, the former co-owner of a Massachusetts compounding pharmacy, whose tainted medicines are blamed for a deadly meningitis outbreak in 2012, was sentenced to nine years in prison. More than 60 people died and more than 700 people …

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Making Last-Minute Serialization Preparations For The Nov. 2017 DSCSA Deadline

Starting on Nov. 27, 2017, pharmaceutical manufacturers are required to begin marking all saleable units and homogeneous cases of prescription drugs with a unique serial identification code (product identifier), as stipulated by the Drug Supply Chain Security Act. (Editor’s note: On June 30, FDA issued new draft guidance pushing back the enforcement deadline for product identifiers to Nov. …

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NECC and Future of Compounding Pharmacy

Compounding pharmacist’s case hinged on whether he was “willfully indifferent.   In 2012, a fungal meningitis outbreak killed more than 60 and left 732 people sickened. Many of those who survived face constant pain related to the illness. The cause of infection was large contaminated batches of injectable methylprednisolone acetate. The Trial Owner and head …

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