FDA Allows Access to Lifesaving Investigational Drugs
Compassionate use bridges gap between safety and patients' immediate need for biologics, devices, drugs, devices on spearhead of research and development.
Employer Inquires About Pharmacist’s Retirement Plans
Federal court weighs whether termination that followed was aged-based discrimination under state's Human Rights Act.
Know the Ins and Outs of Medical Marijuana in the Workplace
Both benefits and concerns exist, but implementing policies and regulations promotes employee productivity, guards safety.
Alzheimer Law Allows Younger Patients to Gain Eligibility for Grants, Programs
Legislation expands protection of original 1965 act to individuals younger than 60 years.
Court Reviews Regulatory Status of Homeopathic Drug Products
Decision in favor of FDA partially clarifies a somewhat gray area of the law regarding medications.
Board’s Licensure Revocations Are Upheld on Appeal
Pharmacy’s workers' compensation claims for medication expenses are basis
COVID-19 Affects Development of Medical Devices
Companies, FDA caught unaware by surge in virus cases, leading to shortage of critical items.
Pharmacist Alleges Disability Discrimination Was Basis for Termination
Trial court denial of claim Is pursued on appeal based on alleged error by judge when granting summary judgment.
Changes in the Law Result From OTC Drug Product Tampering
Chicago Tylenol murders still reverberates after 40 years; they changed medication packaging forever.
Lawsuit Seeks Punitive Damages for Dispensing Error
Does sufficient evidence exist to support an award against pharmacists’ employer, a national pharmacy chain?
Court Upholds Dismissal of Civil Suit Over Pharmacist’s Call to Police About Prescription
Patient’s lawsuit alleges 4 legal theories as bases for liability, including defamation and emotional distress.
Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005 Takes Aim at Drug Crisis
Curtailing the availability of meth precursors in the principal focus of the law, paving the way for states to follow suit.
Minnesota Fights Back Against Rising Insulin Costs
Alec Smith Insulin Affordability Act provides citizens with a long-term solution to diabetes expenditures.
MHPAEA Has Positive Effect on Psychiatric Care
Mental Health Parity and Addiction Equity Act disallows insurers offering lower-quality benefits for behavioral health treatments.
Pharmacist Alleges Gender Discrimination Was Basis for Termination
Did trial court judge err when dismissing the lawsuit without direct evidence of plaintiff’s claim?
Pharmacists Play Role in Preventing DUIDs
Offering individual advice and counseling to patients can help combat the risks of driving under the influence of prescription drugs.
Investigative Report Leads to Changes in Illinois
Chicago Tribune investigation on pharmacists’ time and workload sparks new regulations.
Authorizing Technician Activity When No Pharmacist Is Present
The pharmacist-in-charge was out of town, but an order came in for a compounded chemotherapy medication that was needed the same day, so he authorized a technician to prepare it with no pharmacist present to supervise.
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