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.Pharmacy Joins YouTube, Dispenses Advice on Buying Medicine Online Safely

Dispensing tips on how to safely buy medication online, the .Pharmacy Top-Level Domain (TLD) Program is now on YouTube.

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Canadian Online Drug Seller, Pharmacist Employed by PharmacyChecker Under Fire From US Authorities

A United States district court in Montana indicted Canada Drugs last week with charges related to the selling of $78 million worth of unapproved, mislabeled, and counterfeit drugs to US doctors over three years.

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FDA Guide Gives Parents, Caregivers the Lowdown on Vaccines

Topics: vaccines and FDA

Coinciding with the start of many school calendars, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has released a guide for parents and caregivers on vaccinating children.

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Legislation Aimed at Curbing Drug Abuse Among Seniors

Topics: Seniors and Prescription drug abuse

Seniors who receive Medicare and have a history of opioid abuse would be restricted to one pharmacy and one doctor under proposed legislation intended to help them recover from addiction. 

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DEA to Hold 10th Prescription Drug Take-Back Day This September

Topics: DEA and Medication disposal

To help the fight against prescription drug abuse and diversion, Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has announced that it will bring back the National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day event.

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NABP Stresses Need for Accountability in Enforcing Internet Policies to Protect the Public From Illegal Online Drug Sellers

Topics: Internet pharmacies

Last week, National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) issued a report urging greater accountability by the stakeholders charged with ensuring that action is taken against websites illegally selling medications online. 

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Ohio Pharmacists Can Now Dispense Naloxone Without a Prescription

Topics: Prescription drug overdose

Ohio pharmacists are among the latest in the country to be allowed to dispense naloxone, a drug that reverses opioid overdose, without a prescription. 

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Online Drug Company Returns Profits Made From Illegal Prescription Sales

Topics: Counterfeit prescriptions

An online prescription drug seller has agreed to forfeit $450,000 in illegal sales after knowingly dispensing medication without a prescription.

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Task Force of Physicians Encourages Use of PMPs to Help Protect Patients From Prescription Drug Abuse

In response to the prescription opioid abuse epidemic, a task force of physician groups is urging physicians to register for and use prescription monitoring programs (PMPs) as part of the decision-making process when considering treatment options.

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New Jersey Law Toughens State PMP Requirements to Help Fight Prescription Drug Abuse

Topics: prescription monitoring program

A new law in New Jersey will require prescribers and pharmacists to register for the state’s prescription monitoring program (PMP) and to check the database that tracks controlled substance prescriptions under certain situations.

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