Medication management

May 13, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration Friday issued final guidance clarifying how sponsors may show that a proposed biosimilar product is interchangeable with a brand name biological product.
Apr 5, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration plans to revise its 2016 draft compounding guidance for hospital and health system pharmacies.
Feb 8, 2019
Members of the pharmaceutical distribution supply chain, including dispensers such as hospitals and pharmacies, can apply through March 11 to participate in a Food and Drug Administration pilot program.
Feb 7, 2019
The U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania has entered a consent decree prohibiting Ranier’s Rx Laboratory Inc. from manufacturing or distributing compounded drugs until they comply with the Federal Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act and Food and Drug Administration regulations.
Feb 4, 2019
The Food and Drug Administration Friday warned physicians and patients who use medical devices to monitor levels of the blood thinner warfarin that certain test strips used with the devices may provide inaccurate results and should not be relied on to adjust the drug dosage.
Jan 11, 2019
AHA provides feedback on the Food and Drug Administration’s request for comments on the public meeting, “Identifying the Root Causes of Drug Shortages and Finding Enduring Solutions.
Dec 11, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday released revised draft guidance for facilities that compound human drugs as outsourcing facilities.
Nov 15, 2018
The Food and Drug Administration yesterday warned the health care community about complications that arise when pairing pain medications with intrathecal implanted pumps when the medications are not approved for use with those devices, which deliver medicine into spinal fluid.
Oct 24, 2018
Northern Maine Medical Center – Fort Kent, Maine Purchase of Retail Pharmacy Enhances Services to the Community In May 2018, Northern Maine Medical Center purchased a local retail pharmacy in an effort to improve patient outcomes, support patients’ medication adherence, reduce avoidable…
Oct 23, 2018
Oct. 27 is National Prescription Drug Take Back Day, an opportunity for the public to safely dispose of unwanted or expired prescription pills at sites throughout the country.