Counterfeit Ozempic Found in US Retail Pharmacy

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Novo Nordisk, the manufacturer of Ozempic® (semaglutide injection), is alerting consumers that a counterfeit version of Ozempic, which reportedly contained insulin glargine instead of semaglutide, was purchased in a retail pharmacy in the United States. Ozempic is a diabetes treatment that has gained widespread popularity as a weight loss drug, spurring a black market for […]

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PCSC Warns of Additional Product Ordering and Recall Fraud Incidents

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The information published in this column was provided by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition. Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC) is warning the pharmacy industry of several product ordering/recall fraud incidents, several of which have resulted in losses. To help licensees be aware of current trends, PCSC notes the following:   Several […]

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Warning For Prescribers – Risks of Dental Problems Associated With Buprenorphine 

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FDA is warning prescribers about dental problems connected to buprenorphine medicines dissolved in the mouth to treat opioid use disorder and pain. Some dental problems reported in patients include:  Tooth decay,  Development of cavities,  Infections, and  Erosion in teeth.  FDA noted they are taking several measures to protect the public health, including requiring that a […]

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Beware of Three Unique Phishing Scams Impacting Pharmacy

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The information published in this column was provided by the Healthcare Distribution Alliance Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition There are three types of phishing scams making the rounds within the pharmacy and pharmaceutical industries, according to Healthcare Distribution Alliance (HDA) Pharmaceutical Cargo Security Coalition (PCSC). Below are brief summaries of the three types of phishing schemes […]

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Nationwide Recall Issued for Acetaminophen Extra Strength Tablets Due to Mislabeling

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A-S Medication Solutions, LLC (ASM) is voluntarily recalling 198,350 bottles of acetaminophen extra strength 500 mg tablets, 100-count bottles to the consumer level. The product, which was included in a Health Essentials Kit distributed by Humana to its members, contained an incomplete drug label rather than the required over-the-counter drug facts label. ASM has been […]

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Scam Targeting Pharmacists – DEA Warns

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Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a warning about a scam that is targeting pharmacists in different regions of the United States. In a recent case, a pharmacist received a phone call from an individual who claimed to be from the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) and told the pharmacist that their license was currently […]

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