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  • healthcare
  • She said the nation has over the years put in place several policies and measures to ensure drug security and improved healthcare delivery in the country, adding that some of these measures include a National Drug Policy which is targeted amongst other objectives to make available at all times to the Nigerian populace adequate supplies of drugs that are effective, affordable, safe and of good quality. (thisdaylive.com)
  • 2017
  • On April 13, 2017, Bill C-45, An Act respecting cannabis and to amend the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act, the Criminal Code and other Acts (the ' Cannabis Act ') was introduced, largely implementing the recommendations of the task force. (mondaq.com)
  • Food
  • The Food and Drug Administration currently is unable to approve generic copies of expensive biotech drugs. (redorbit.com)
  • The U.S Senate on Thursday passed the Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act as part of the Food and Drug Administration Reauthorization Act on a vote of 94-1. (drugstorenews.com)
  • NEW YORK - The attorneys general of 46 states and two territories are calling on the Food and Drug Administration to make prescription painkillers harder to abuse. (drugstorenews.com)
  • VANCOUVER , Canada The Food and Drug Administration has delayed its decision on an application for the heart treatment drug Kynapid, according to published reports. (drugstorenews.com)
  • The Director General, National Agency for Food and Drug Administration and Control (NAFDAC) Professor Christiana Mojisola Adeyeye has called on the federal government not to put drugs and poisons on Concurrent List, nothing that this will not only cause multiplicity of drug legislation, but will lead to chaotic distribution. (thisdaylive.com)
  • The new law will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) the resources to establish an active surveillance system to detect adverse drug effects. (ssrn.com)
  • In June 1938, Franklin D. Roosevelt signed into law a new Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act, the first major legislation regulating these industries since the 1906 Wiley law. (sirsi.net)
  • But early reporting to the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has recently proven to go a long way towards addressing these shortages and protecting patients. (votesmart.org)
  • HR 639 would require the DEA to issue an interim final rule to place a drug that has both not been marketed previously in the United States and has abuse potential in a CSA schedule within 90 days of when the drug was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) when the FDA sends a scheduling recommendation to the DEA, whichever comes later. (mondaq.com)
  • SILVER SPRING, Md. - The Food and Drug Administration last week approved Adamis Pharmaceuticals' Symjepi, a pre-filled dose syringe of epinephrine. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Setting New therapeutics approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), European Medicines Agency (EMA) and/or Health Canada between 2000 and 2010. (bmj.com)
  • This is the first study to quantify the potential clinical impact of reciprocal approval legislation, based on prior approval histories by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and other regulatory bodies. (bmj.com)
  • In the USA, a new drug is approved when the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) reviews the manufacturer's application to the agency and determines that the drug meets appropriate safety and efficacy standards. (bmj.com)
  • NEW YORK - Legislation proposed in the House of Representatives would speed up Food and Drug Administration approval of knock-off versions of vaccines and other biologics while requiring the agency to conduct more inspections of drug factories overseas, according to published reports. (drugstorenews.com)
  • The Verifying Authority and Legality in Drug (VALID) Compounding Act will give the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) clear, new authority to oversee compounding pharmacy practices throughout the country. (drugs.com)
  • Hundreds of parents across America have been pressured to put their school-aged children onto cocaine-like stimulants or antidepressants for which the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has just ordered a "black box label" warning of the drugs' high risk of causing suicide among children and adolescents. (laleva.org)
  • US law allows the Food and Drug Administration to approve generic versions of conventional drugs, made mostly through chemical synthesis, after patents expire. (bbj.hu)
  • pharmacies
  • The House passed H.R. 1919 , the Safeguarding America's Pharmaceuticals Act of 2013, to monitor the movement of drugs through the chain, including manufacturers, distributors and pharmacies, creating new regulations for handling of drug products and notification rules concerning drugs potentially unsuitable for distribution. (drugstorenews.com)
  • James (Jim) David Matheson Trump's budget targets affordable, reliable power Work begins on T infrastructure plan New president, new Congress, new opportunity MORE (D-Utah) - the bill's authors - strengthened provisions in the draft that would require drug manufacturers, wholesale distributers and pharmacies to be able to provide a prescription drug's entire transaction history by Jan. 1, 2015. (thehill.com)
  • Of particular interest to some is whether or not any provincial legislation will allow for the distribution of medical cannabis by pharmacies - something that was a hot issue when medicinal cannabis regulations were first introduced (currently, medicinal cannabis can only be distributed through the mail). (mondaq.com)
  • The system also alerts pharmacists when they're dispensing prescriptions about potentially inappropriate drug-seeking behavior, such as conflicting filled prescriptions or other pharmacies that have dispensed a prescription. (healthcanal.com)
  • Legislation to give pharmacies and drug wholesalers the ability to take advantage of lower drug prices in places like Canada , where government controls produce much lower prices, has been introduced in the new Congress. (blogspot.com)
  • WASHINGTON, D.C. - Today, Congressman Edward J. Markey (D-Mass.) announced legislation he plans to introduce tomorrow that will strengthen federal regulations for compounding pharmacies. (drugs.com)
  • Biotech drugs generated revenue of about $32.8 billion, 13% of the $251.8 billion in prescription sales to US pharmacies in 2005, according to IMS Health Inc., a research company in Fairfield, Connecticut. (bbj.hu)
  • Increases
  • Increases transparency to the public by mandating that compounded drugs be labeled to ensure that recipients know that the drugs have not been tested for safety or effectiveness, publishing a "Do Not Compound" list of unsafe or ineffective drugs, and reporting of bad reactions to compounded drugs or any drug that poses a safety risk. (drugs.com)
  • While the "Prohibition on Mandatory Medication Amendment" will help prevent some of psychiatry's propensity to drug all normal childhood behavior, many charge that the spurious sounding "Freedom Commission on Mental Health" and its recommendations will open another door to dangerous conditioning leading to massive increases in psychotropic drugging of a new generation. (laleva.org)
  • shortages
  • It will also ensure that overlapping red tape does not impose dramatic costs on patients in the form of higher prescription drug costs or potential drug shortages. (thehill.com)
  • The drug shortage provision language should improve patient safety by creating a communication framework to reduce shortages of life-saving drugs and give patients and physicians early warning of impending shortages so that they may adjust treatments accordingly. (votesmart.org)
  • Across the country, patients and their doctors are facing shortages of critical, life-saving drugs," said Rooney. (votesmart.org)
  • By including our legislation in the bill approved today, the Energy and Commerce Committee has taken an important step toward reducing drug shortages and saving lives. (votesmart.org)
  • Recent data from the University of Utah Drug Information Service showed that 2011 had 56 more incidents of drug shortages than 2010, with a total of 211 life-saving medications suddenly unavailable. (votesmart.org)
  • and * Authorize the GAO to conduct a study to examine the causes of drug shortages and issue recommendations on how to prevent or alleviate a drug shortage. (votesmart.org)
  • pharmacists
  • Eli Lilly and other U.S. drug makers won a similar battle last year when the Senate killed a drive that would have allowed consumers, pharmacists, drug wholesalers and distributors to import drugs from Canada, Japan, Australia and many European countries. (drugstorenews.com)
  • beneficiaries
  • The legislation also would eliminate the so-called "doughnut hole" coverage gap -- or the gap in coverage under which Medicare beneficiaries are responsible for annual drug costs between $2,250 and $5,100. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Frank Lautenberg (D-N.J.), Medicare beneficiaries will no longer have to "rely on a bewildering array of private plans to meet their need for drugs," Kennedy said, adding, "In large cities and small rural areas, from Maine to California, to Alaska and Hawaii, Medicare will be there for every senior who wants it. (californiahealthline.org)
  • CMS Administrator Mark McClellan testified that enrollment in the drug benefit is "off to a strong start," adding that more than 25 million beneficiaries have drug coverage, many more are enrolling each week and costs are lower than expected. (californiahealthline.org)
  • The study, published today in CMAJ Open , evaluated the impact the Narcotics Safety and Awareness Act and the Narcotics Monitoring System had on the rate of dispensing of monitored drugs among public drug plan beneficiaries in Ontario. (healthcanal.com)
  • generics
  • Teva also said its U.S. generics business continued to benefit from its agreement with fellow generic drug maker Ranbaxy relating to the launch of generic Lipitor. (drugstorenews.com)
  • passage
  • Passage of the legislation „may mean that these drugs come onto the market without the testing necessary to make sure they are safe and effective," said Paul Winters, a spokesman for the Biotechnology Industry Organization, or BIO, a Washington-based group that represents makers of brand-name biotech drugs. (bbj.hu)
  • medications
  • Criminals are getting more sophisticated at copying drug labels and profiting from putting counterfeit medications into the $300 billion U.S. prescription drug market, she said at the meeting. (thehill.com)
  • The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette reported that the bills, sponsored by Republican Rep. Tim Murphy of Pennsylvania, would create an expedited FDA approval pathway for follow-on versions of biogenetic medications such as vaccines and drugs made from human tissue and plasma. (drugstorenews.com)
  • According to the newspaper, Murphy said the legislation would make the medications more affordable and accessible while ensuring that offshore drug makers are held to the same manufacturing standards as those based in the United States. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Generic biotech medications could save sponsors of US health plans, including employers and the federal government, $71 billion over 10 years, according to Express Scripts Inc., a manager of prescription drug benefits based in Maryland Heights, Missouri. (bbj.hu)
  • make
  • The legislation will make certain types of hearing aids available over-the-counter to Americans with mild to moderate hearing impairment. (drugstorenews.com)
  • on Tuesday campaigned for a sweeping expansion of efforts to battle methamphetamine, including legislation that would make Missouri the third state in the nation to require a prescription for the cough-cold ingredient pseudoephedrine. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Organized criminals, the industry says, make many of the drugs, in unsanitary conditions that would never pass FDA approval. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Putting these signals in the labeling or on an agency website can permit physicians to make a more informed judgment in advising patients about the balance of risks and benefits that a drug has. (ssrn.com)
  • efficacy
  • This article will focus on two such classes, synthetic cathinones and synthetic cannabinoids, and the emergence of such classes of drugs in the mainstream retail market, as well as the efficacy of legislation enacted to combat the use of these hazardous substances. (naag.org)
  • adverse drug
  • In many instances, no safe alternatives to these drugs exist, leaving patients with an increased risk of side effects and adverse drug interactions. (votesmart.org)
  • Policy Alliance
  • Mark Sine (bmorehrc@gmail.com) is executive director of the Baltimore Harm Reduction Coalition.Kaitlyn Boecker is a policy coordinator at the Drug Policy Alliance. (baltimoresun.com)
  • Our current policies focus on punishment and drive people into the shadows and away from help,' says Roseanne Scotti, New Jersey State Director of the Drug Policy Alliance. (drugpolicy.org)
  • cannabis
  • It remains to be seen how, if at all, the soon-to-come provincial legislation will impact the distribution of medical cannabis. (mondaq.com)
  • legislative
  • The legislative proposals identified differ in the populations that would be subject to drug testing. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • The source for this fact also contains a list of 2010 and 2011 federal and state legislative proposals concerning TANF drug testing and legislative cost estimates from 12 states. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • The reasons for placing drugs and poisons on the exclusive legislative list by countries are not far-fetched. (thisdaylive.com)
  • This is a great day for this legislative body, the state of Ohio, and the victims of prescription drug abuse and their families," said Burke, a pharmacist and owner of Dave's Pharmacy in Marysville. (blogspot.com)
  • It explores legislative steps taken federally and by the states to reduce the supply of these drugs. (naag.org)
  • wholesalers
  • Unlike bills that would only give consumers this ability to import drugs-something lots of people are doing anyway-this would turn the market upside-down by letting the big U.S. pharmacy companies and drug wholesalers do it. (blogspot.com)
  • A new bill introduced by Senator Byron Dorgan (D-ND) and Olympia Snowe (R-ME), as well as Representative Rahm Emanuel (D-IL) and Jo Ann Emerson (R-MO) in the House, would establish the framework for wholesalers and retailers to purchase FDA-approved drugs from FDA-approved manufacturing facilities in foreign nations. (blogspot.com)
  • risks
  • The cardiovascular risks for Vioxx found in tests after it was on the market were known for some time before a warning was added to the label following extensive negotiations between the agency and the drug sponsor. (ssrn.com)
  • The paper also examines the IOM recommendations that there be a moratorium on consumer advertisements for newly-approved drugs because the risks are not fully known. (ssrn.com)
  • The extent to which drug risks need to be disclosed is also of key importance for product liability suits. (ssrn.com)
  • Republican
  • Ayotte, a Republican, is co-sponsoring several pieces of legislation related to drug addiction treatment, including one that would direct the federal government to develop a strategy to help infants diagnosed with newborn withdrawal. (washingtontimes.com)
  • bill
  • This bill would simply let the pharmacist know how they will be reimbursed for drugs and allows employers to better understand what makes up their drug plan costs. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Schroer's bill includes a Democratic amendment toughening penalties on date rape drugs. (missourinet.com)
  • While Governor Hogan's bill includes a limited criminal immunity provision, we fear the mere imposition of a drug-induced homicide law will cause individuals to think twice about calling 911 regardless of potential immunity, wasting valuable minutes that often determine life or death. (baltimoresun.com)
  • House Bill 93 will enhance the current Ohio Automated Rx Review System (OARRS)-which was established in 2006 to assist health care professionals in identifying drug-seeking behaviors-to provide additional oversight. (blogspot.com)
  • Securing the supply chain through this bill will help ensure that counterfeit or stolen drugs do not enter the supply chain and harm patients," said Rep. Joe Pitts (R-Pa. (thehill.com)
  • According to the bill sponsor , the current lack of predictability in the timing of DEA scheduling decisions results in uncertainty in the drug development process and delays patient access to new therapies. (mondaq.com)
  • Health Care Policy and Marketplace Review: Medicare Drug Negotiation Legislation and a Drug Reimportation Bill--Will They Be Merged? (blogspot.com)
  • In addition, the bill would require the FDA to regulate the shipments of prescription drugs reimported (originally manufactured in the U.S.) back into the U.S for personal or commercial use. (blogspot.com)
  • It wouldn't surprise me to see this bill eventually merged with a compromise drug negotiation bill that focuses on the one-of-a-kind drugs the Snowe/Wyden bill is targeted on. (blogspot.com)
  • clarify
  • For purposes of calculating a new drug's exclusivity and patent term restoration periods under the Hatch-Waxman Act, HR 639 would clarify that for a new drug that has been recommended to be scheduled by the FDA, the effective date of approval would be the later of FDA approval of the drug product or the issuance of an interim final rule by DEA scheduling the new drug. (mondaq.com)
  • The act would clarify the Drug Quality and Security Act in a way that would align the statute with congressional intent to balance the issues of public safety and patient access. (drugstorenews.com)
  • behavior
  • The value of this system could be greatly improved by expanding access to physicians to help them understand patients' prescribing history and identify potential drug-seeking behavior at the time of writing a prescription. (healthcanal.com)
  • Recipients
  • (TANF Drug Testing Legislation) "During 2010 and the first half of 2011, legislators in 31 states have proposed 82 bills that would require drug tests of TANF applicants and/or recipients. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • In addition, while nearly all bills focus on testing adult applicants or recipients, a small minority of State bills would require youth aged 13 or older be tested and proposed legislation in one State would require that all benefit recipients, including children under 12, be tested. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • Drug Testing Welfare Recipients: Recent Proposals and Continuing Controversies," Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (Washington, DC: October 2011), p. 5. (drugwarfacts.org)
  • prescriptions
  • S.B. 363 would allow Oregonians to fill prescriptions at the pharmacy of their choice, similar to legislation recently enacted in New York and Pennsylvania. (drugstorenews.com)
  • He said that during the launch of the drug benefit, "[s]eniors across the country were denied the drugs they need or were forced to pay exorbitant fees to fill their prescriptions. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Gomes found that more than 70 million prescriptions for monitored drugs were dispensed during the study period - almost one million of which were deemed highly likely to represent inappropriate prescribing. (healthcanal.com)
  • deaths
  • The state recorded 321 drug-related deaths in 2014, about a third of which involved heroin alone or in combination with other drugs. (washingtontimes.com)
  • In 2013, there were 193 drug-related deaths. (washingtontimes.com)
  • When enacted, it will combat the growing prevalence of prescription drug abuse deaths within the state of Ohio. (blogspot.com)
  • In 2009 Adams County was #1 and Brown County was #5 in the state of Ohio for prescription drug abuse deaths," stated Bubp. (blogspot.com)
  • The majority of overdose victims do not actually die until several hours after they have taken a drug and most of these deaths occur in the presence of others, meaning that there is both time and opportunity to summon medical assistance. (drugpolicy.org)
  • tablets
  • HARYANA , India Ranbaxy Laboratories has settled litigation with GlaxoSmithKline related to sumatriptan succinate tablets, the generic of GlaxoSmithKline's drug Imitrex, according to published reports. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Health
  • The governor and his administration, along with the General Assembly, should move away from the criminal justice system as the mechanism for addressing drug use and overdose, and should instead adopt evidence-based harm-reduction strategies to increase access to treatment and health services. (baltimoresun.com)
  • MANCHESTER, N.H. (AP) - Medical providers and first responders on Monday urged Sen. Kelly Ayotte to consider further incorporating mental health treatment into her efforts to address New Hampshire's heroin and prescription drug crisis. (washingtontimes.com)
  • That means that health plans and large, self-insured employer groups could directly benefit from a drug reimportation scheme. (blogspot.com)
  • The legislation has been endorsed by Cancer Prevention and Treatment Fund, Jacobs Institute for Women's Health, National Consumers League, National Research Center for Women & Families, Our Bodies Ourselves, and Union of Concerned Scientists. (drugs.com)
  • CCHR, joined by scores of parents and civil rights groups, say the New Freedom Commission on Mental Health's recommendations for mandatory mental health screening in school is a frightening representation of Aldous Huxley's Brave New World, in which Huxley describes a controlled "utopian" civilization achieved with the "technique of suggestion-through infant conditioning and, later, with the aid of drugs. (laleva.org)
  • Dr. Julian Whitaker, director of California's Whitaker Wellness Center warns that the motive behind mandatory mental health screening of children is obvious: "That means drugging them! (laleva.org)
  • news
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  • In related news, Emanuel and Sen. Jon Corzine (D-N.J.) on Tuesday spoke to 20 Johnson & Johnson executives, calling on the drug industry to address complaints about rising prescription drug prices. (californiahealthline.org)
  • Without action, the manufacturers of these biotech drugs can continue to charge monopoly prices indefinitely," Senator Hillary Clinton, a Democrat from New York and presidential candidate, said at a news conference in Washington. (bbj.hu)
  • last
  • This is a second act for the so-called "right-to-try" legislation, which Brown vetoed last year. (sacbee.com)
  • At a discussion she led at Catholic Medical Center, hospital officials told her that the number of infants born at the hospital after being exposed to drugs in the womb has more than doubled to 7 percent in the last year. (washingtontimes.com)
  • The "war on drugs" finally flickered into the election campaign last weekend. (wordpress.com)
  • allow
  • and allow HHS to negotiate drug prices with pharmaceutical companies. (californiahealthline.org)
  • This February, because of early notification, the FDA stepped in to allow for temporary, emergency importation of the cancer drug Doxil when it went into shortage. (votesmart.org)
  • This will allow other generic drug makers to enter the market with their own versions, which will depress the price of the drug even further. (drugstorenews.com)
  • substances
  • Synthetic drugs are produced by modifying the chemical structure of existing illicit substances, with the goal of mimicking those substances� effects while evading criminal prosecution. (naag.org)
  • In addition to the unpredictable side effects caused by synthetic drug use, there is little information regarding the long-term effects of these substances. (naag.org)
  • ultimately
  • However, we cannot support the proposed Distribution of Opioids Resulting in Death Act (HB 687), which would create a new felony - punishable by up to 30 years - for people who provide the drugs that ultimately contribute to an overdose death. (baltimoresun.com)
  • 12 of the 37 agents with novel mechanisms of action approved first in Europe and/or Canada (32%) had their initial FDA submissions rejected for safety reasons-including 2 drugs that were ultimately withdrawn from the market in Europe due to safety concerns. (bmj.com)
  • generic
  • Rep. Henry Waxman, D-Calif. praised the President for his approval of generic biologics as a part of the fiscal year 2010 budget, but he urged the President to take steps that would prepare for and even begin to approve biotech drugs in advance of legislation. (redorbit.com)
  • According to the Associated Press, the Federal Trade Commission is expected to issue its report this week to determine the "competitive impact of a pathway for generic biotech drugs. (redorbit.com)
  • The Generic Pharmaceutical Association, a Washington-based trade group that represents the generic drug industry, heralded the move. (drugstorenews.com)
  • While Purdue Pharma's OxyContin (oxycodone) has tamper-resistant features, some, such as North Carolina attorney general Roy Cooper, expressed concerns that future generic versions of the drug - which loses patient protection this year - may not have tamper-resistant features unless the FDA requires them. (drugstorenews.com)
  • As a specific example, we are concerned with the possibility that generic versions of extended-release opioid prescription drugs and other non-tamper-resistant products may reach the market,' the attorneys general wrote. (drugstorenews.com)
  • NEW YORK - Pfizer apparently is relenting on its attempt to drive sales of its top cholesterol drug as several new generic versions look set to enter the market, according to published reports. (drugstorenews.com)
  • The Associated Press reported that Pfizer was 'quietly' giving up on the drug Lipitor (atorvastatin) after an $87 million campaign to continue marketing the drug despite generic competition. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Ranbaxy, as the first company to win approval for a cheaper, generic version of the drug, was entitled to 180 days in which to compete exclusively with the branded version, but that exclusivity period is expiring. (drugstorenews.com)
  • Generic biotech drugs could reduce prices by almost a third and cut into the profits of brand-name biotech companies such as Amgen Inc. and Genentech Inc., analysts said. (bbj.hu)
  • Conventional drugs are small molecules that generic makers can reproduce in versions that are almost identical to the original product and change little from batch to batch. (bbj.hu)
  • potential
  • We have written before on the potential value of radioimmunotherapy (RIT) drugs such as Bexxar and Zevalin to CLL patients. (blogspot.com)
  • Objective To quantify the potential effect of reciprocal approval legislation on access to clinically impactful therapeutics in the USA. (bmj.com)
  • legislators
  • Many groups supported the amendment, including the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP), the National Foundation of Women Legislators (NFWL), Parents for a Label and Drug Free Education, as well as numerous state and federal legislators. (laleva.org)
  • industry
  • The National Association of Chain Drug Stores] and the chain pharmacy industry applaud your leadership in taking steps to protect American consumers by advocating for stricter sentences for criminals in the counterfeit medicine business,' a letter the organization sent to Sen. Leahy read. (drugstorenews.com)
  • But what the drug industry sees as a threat to patient safety and its intellectual property, some consumer groups say is a needed way to provide lower-cost drugs to Americans, who pay the highest prices in the world for prescription medicines. (drugstorenews.com)
  • synthetic
  • Therefore, synthetic drugs can combine the addictive properties of stimulants with the perception altering properties of hallucinogens. (naag.org)
  • Researchers have found that the use of these drugs can permanently alter brain chemistry, meaning that some of the side effects associated with the use of synthetic cathinones can be permanent. (naag.org)
  • These resources are now used to manufacture synthetic drugs for illegal use. (naag.org)
  • These synthetic drugs are marketed towards young adults, with brand names like �Mr. Smiles� and �Moon Rocks. (naag.org)
  • fatalities
  • Programs to ensure immediate treatment referral in hospitals and to provide medically-supervised spaces for drug users to consume drugs have been shown to prevent fatalities, increase public safety and increase uptake into addiction treatment. (baltimoresun.com)