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Wholesalers Mandating EPCS NowPharmacy News
October 21, 2019

Wholesalers Mandating EPCS Now

Mckesson, Amerisource and Cardinal are currently settling a large opioid lawsuit and are mandating EPCS usage for their pharmacies to combat abuse. Please notify your doctors.

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By Derek Ishaque

Sharp Increases in Fentanyl-Involved Overdose DeathsPharmacy News
September 08, 2016

Sharp Increases in Fentanyl-Involved Overdose Deaths

Fentanyl will be a hot topic so be very careful how you dispose your used fentanyl patch. Make sure they all have good documentation. Do a narcotic tracing to see it done right or not.

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

New 2016 Prior Authorization Requirements Pharmacy News
March 16, 2016

New 2016 Prior Authorization Requirements

Insurances are now starting to require Prescribers to submit PAs. This is not good news for your custodial non-covered residents.

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By Derek Ishaque

Xifaxan Price Increase Pharmacy News
March 09, 2016

Xifaxan Price Increase

Xifaxan has increased their price significantly. Please limit usage whenever possible

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By Derek Ishaque

Critical Medication Shortage From ManufacturerPharmacy News
September 21, 2015

Critical Medication Shortage From Manufacturer

Meropenem, Primaxin (Imipenem- Cilastatin), Zosyn (Pipracillin- Sulbactam), Unasyn

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By Mais Faraj

ISMP Aug 2015Pharmacy News
August 17, 2015

ISMP Aug 2015

August 2015 Long-Term Care Advisory for Safe Medication Practices

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By Andrew Yeung, Pharm.D.

OptumRx, Catamaran AcquisitionLTC Industry News
August 02, 2015

OptumRx, Catamaran Acquisition

Greater consolidation in the pharmacy benefit management industry.

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By Derek Ishaque

Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)Pharmacy News
August 02, 2015

Drug Quality & Security Act (DQSA) and the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA)

This new act greatly limits our ability to borrow medications in shortage going forward.

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By Derek Ishaque

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best ChoicePharmacy News
June 12, 2015

Newer, Easier To Manage Medications May Not Always Be The Best Choice

If you are over age 75, and taking an anticoagulant, the old standard may be the gold standard, Mayo Clinic researchers and collaborators have determined.

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By Mais Faraj