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Got Drugs? April 26, 2014 - 10AM to 2PM

The National Prescription Drug Take-Back Day aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications. To find a collection site near you, please click here. Law enforcement agencies in Iowa wishing to host a collection site should call 314-538-4600.

Pharmacist Administration of Immunizations

See http://www.iowa.gov/ibpe/pharmacists/immunizations.html and http://www.iowa.gov/ibpe/rules_laws/adopt-130828-ch8.pdf for more information.

Proposed Rules for Pharmacy Benefits Managers

The Iowa Insurance Division has published new proposed rules for Pharmacy Benefits Managers (PBMs). See "Proposed Rule Changes by Iowa Insurance Division," and "Notice of Intended Action to amend Chapter 59, Pharmacy Benefits Managers."

New Report from GAO on Pharmacy Compounding

The United States Government Accountability Office has released a new report to congressional requesters on drug compounding: Clear Authority and More Reliable Data Needed to Strengthen FDA Oversight. A copy of this report is available here.

Help Finding CE Programs

A new rule requires pharmacists to obtain two hours of CE in pharmacy law and two hours of CE in medication/patient safety. Here is how you can identify these credits:

Note: Courses may end "L03P," H03P," or "C03P" or "L05P," "H05P," or "C05P."

To locate courses, check the P.L.A.N. website at https://www.acpe-accredit.org/pharmacists/programs.asp. Click on "Search P.L.A.N. Now" to open the search page. Select your search options and click "Search."

Third-party Reviews of Prescriber or Pharmacy EPCS Applications

DEA approves InfoGard's process to certify systems for electronic prescribing of controlled substances. See http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/ecomm/e_rx/thirdparty.htm for more information.

RSS Feeds: News Alerts from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy Delivered to Your Desktop

News alerts and information from the Iowa Board of Pharmacy are now available through RSS feeds. When you subscribe to a feed, it is added to the Common Feed List. Updated information from the feed is automatically downloaded to your computer and can be viewed in Internet Explorer and other programs. To use RSS, copy the following feed address and paste it into an RSS news reader. Contact Debbie Jorgenson if you need assistance in finding an RSS news reader. :

feed://www.state.ia.us/ibpe/rss_feed.rss

Note: Several documents in this Web site are in PDF format. You will need to download a FREE PDF reader from Adobe. For more information please visit http://www.adobe.com/products/acrobat/readstep2.htmll.

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