Pharmacist Faces Federal Charges Related to Illegal Distribution Scheme

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Pharmacist James P. Wooley of West Virginia faces federal charges related to his involvement in a pill mill scheme that was investigated in 2009. Wooley has been charged with conspiracy to illegally obtain controlled substances, according to West Virginia’s Herald-Dispatch. Patients of Justice Medical Complex received fraudulent prescriptions, and were directed to Wooley’s Sav-Rite pharmacies […]

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USP Proposes Recommended Best Practices to Help Ensure Supply Chain Security, Seeks Broad Stakeholder Feedback

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US Pharmacopeial Convention (USP) has published a proposed set of recommended best practices developed to help ensure that medicines can be traced back to their original manufacturer, are not adulterated or counterfeited, and are transported to their intended destination with their quality intact. This new standard proposed by USP is not mandatory and is intended […]

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US Public Health Service Report Supports Maximizing the Scope of the Pharmacist as Part of Health Care Team

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Presenting an evidence-based discussion of the comprehensive patient care services that pharmacists currently provide, a new government report calls for expanded support for such pharmacist-delivered patient care models. The report, Improving Patient and Health System Outcomes through Advanced Pharmacy Practice, prepared by the Office of the Chief Pharmacist, US Public Health Service (PHS), is organized […]

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Senator Schumer Calls for Measures to Address Rise in Dangerous Pharmacy Robberies

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US Senator Charles E. Schumer has called for a three-pronged approach to protecting pharmacies from robberies, a growing problem linked to the rise in abuse of prescription pain medications. Schumer’s plan calls for the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) “to provide guidelines and best practices to help local pharmacies establish better security measures for the protection […]

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