A Moment of Simple Justice - Snitching Ain't Easy
Questions remain about the U.S. Drug enforcement agency’s rules on secure disposal of controlled substances and exactly how they will be implemented with regard to the disposal of controlled substances by hospice personnel...more
This Week: President’s FY2016 Budget Request... FDA Commissioner Hamburg to step down... Tennessee Medicaid expansion plan rejected by legislature.
House Ways and Means Committee Hosts Hearing...more
The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) recently issued a Final Rule expanding the facilities that can collect unused prescription drugs to now include retail pharmacies, hospitals and pharmaceutical manufacturers, as...more
On July 2, 2014, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) published its Final Rule placing tramadol into Schedule IV of the Controlled Substances Act (CSA).
Tramadol is a synthetic opioid analgesic used in the...more
On August 28, 2013, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of California issued an order upholding Alameda County's Safe Drug Disposal Ordinance as constitutional. The ordinance, passed in July 2012 by the Alameda...more
In 2008, the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) seemed to be on the road to providing some much-needed clarity to hospitals and other medical facilities concerning the disposal of pharmaceuticals by proposing that...more
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