Report Language for FDA Appropriations Bill Includes Directions About Compounding

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The report language for the bill that funds the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) has been released by the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations. While this language does not have the force of law, it instructs federal agencies on actions to take as part of accepting new funding from Congress.

Here are excerpts that relate to compounding pharmacy: 

Déjà vu all over again: Veterinary Drug Shortages

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Drug shortages have been a perennial issue for veterinarians.

The issue is again gaining interest because demands related to treating COVID-19, the disease caused by the Novel Coronavirus, is causing pressure on the supply of drugs for animal health. Here’s a blog post written in 2012 by a veterinary ophthalmologist on one of our sponsor’s websites that reviews the causes of drug shortages in veterinary medicine. It’s just as relevant and instructive today as it was when first published.

Pharmacy Groups Unite to Fight PBMs in Landmark Supreme Court Case

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ALEXANDRIA, Va. (Feb. 21, 2020) - The National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the Arkansas Pharmacists Association (APA), along with the American Pharmacists Association (APhA) and the National Alliance of State Pharmacy Associations (NASPA), announced today they will file an amicus curiae brief with the Supreme Court of the United States in support of a case that pits pharmacy benefit managers (PBM) against neighborhood healthcare providers.