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USP <800> | The Independent Pharmacist’s Guide – Part 2: Does My Pharmacy Need To Comply?

If you own or manage a Pharmacy, you’ve probably heard about USP <800>, the newest chapter issued by the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention. Although USP guidelines typically apply to compounding Pharmacies and drug manufacturers, USP <800> guidelines apply to any facility which handles Hazardous Drugs; if you own or operate a Pharmacy, that means YOU. However, there is a common misconception spreading through the Independent Pharmacy Space when it comes to USP <800> compliance.  Some consulting entities and individuals are

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USP <800> | The Independent Pharmacist’s Guide – Part 1: What Is USP <800>?

What is USP 800? If you own or manage a Pharmacy, you’ve probably heard about USP 800, the newest chapter issued by the United States Pharmacopoeial Convention. Although USP guidelines typically apply to compounding Pharmacies and drug manufacturers, USP 800 guidelines apply to any facility which handles Hazardous Drugs; if you own or operate a Pharmacy, that means YOU. In this blog series, we will be conducting a brief review of USP 800 and discussing what it means to independent

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FDA Issues Warning Letter to McKesson for Shipping ‘illegitimate’ Opiates

The Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday it has sent a warning letter to drug distributor McKessson for allegedly shipping “illegitimate” opioid products and failing to properly handle and investigate the incidents. Specifically, the FDA is accusing McKesson of failing to identify, quarantine and investigate drug shipments that had been tampered with. Some of the bad shipments were discovered at three Rite Aid pharmacies in Michigan. This is the first time the FDA has issued a warning letter under the

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The Unsung Role of the Pharmacist in Patient Health

Are people relying too much on the traditional doctor/patient interaction? We know many people end up with a risky pileup of prescribed medications. Many efforts have been made, with varied success, to correct this problem. Yet we’ve usually focused on physician behavior, when there’s another powerful lever: pharmacists. About 30 percent of older adults in the United States and Canada filled a prescription in the last few years for one of many medications that the American Geriatrics Society recommends they avoid. Such drugs can lead to

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Why Choose Independents Over Chains

4 Reasons to Support Independent Pharmacies We know there is a need to continue to support small independently owned businesses. Did you know that for every $100 you spend at a locally owned and operated business almost $96 goes back into the local economy? Aside from the obvious financial reasons to support a small independent business, when we are talking about an independent community Pharmacy, the stakes are even higher. The reasons why an independent is better than a chain

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U.S. based United Investment Healthcare Group signs agreement on trust management of Uzbekistan’s Dori-Darmon

The State Assets Management Center under the State Committee of Uzbekistan on Assistance to Privatized Enterprises and Development of Competition and the American company United Investment Healthcare Group signed an agreement on the transfer of the Dori-Darmon pharmaceutical company to trust management for a period of five years. The document sets the legal basis for the new development strategy of the national pharmaceutical company Dori-Darmon to introduce modern management methods, exclusive information technologies, as well as an effective system for

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Medicare Compliance for Refills

Are you Billing Medicare Part B for Blood Glucose Testing Supplies and other items that are refilled on a recurring basis? If you are, Medicare has some new rules and clarified some older ones. These apply to ALL suppliers, whether accredited or not. Pharmacies are required to contact the beneficiary or designee regarding refills. This must take place no sooner than 14 calendar days prior to the refill due date and you  may not dispense the item to the beneficiary

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