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A key advisory committee to the Food and Drug Administration voted unanimously on Thursday to recommend a booster shot of the Moderna coronavirus vaccine for many of the vaccine’s recipients, at least six months after a second dose. The panel endorsed a half-dose as a third injection for people 65 and older as well as younger adults at high risk because of their medical conditions or jobs...

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Some of the nation's top pharmacy brands are preparing to defend themselves in court against claims that they drove the opioid epidemic by turning a blind eye to the flow of opioids into the black market. The legal drama will play out in Ohio, where the first federal trial of this nature ended in 2019 with McKesson, Amerisource Bergen, Cardinal Health, and Teva Pharmaceuticals agreeing to a...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are ...

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Because of the prevalence of apps and connected devices transferring health data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering clarity on the Health Breach Notification Rule. According to a statement from the agency, the rule ensures that entities not covered by the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) still face consequences when health data is compromised. I...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its advisers still must recommend how the extra shots will be used The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shot for people 65 and older and adults at risk of severe illness, an effort to bolster protection for the most vulnerable Americans against the highly transmissible delta va...

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