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This letter from Secretary Gary Tennis outlines how pharmacists can fight the opioid epidemic by encouraging people to get rid of unwanted or unused prescription medications.
This page includes a host of resources of naloxone.
Beginning January 31, 2015 - all applicants for a new/initial PA pharmacist license (includes intern license), (as well as all healthcare license) are required to complete a three hour training around child abuse and reporting requirements.
Please click here to access a free course that has been approved by the PA Department of Human Services and Department of State to meet mandated reporting (Act 31) license requirements.
Renewals will also need to fulfill a two hour training program prior to next license renewal (9/30/2018)
Pennsylvania has passed legislation authorizing the use of certain forms of marijuana for the treatment of certain disease states. The PA Dept of Health is charged with developing enabling regulations. PPA's attorney, Steven Grubb, of Goldberg Katzman has authored an article about the law.
Another resource for information on medical cannabis.
Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities
The U.S. Department of Health & Human Services released the Nondiscrimination in Health Programs and Activities Final Rule in May of this year. Most of the provisions of this rule go into effect Monday, July 18, 2016.
Key requirements affecting pharmacies include:
For more information and tips on how to comply, please see this resource from the American Pharmacists Association.
NCPA has put together a resource page that explains more about DIR fees and how independents can cope with this.
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Pharmacists Delivering Solutions - 2017 Mid-Year Conference