News you can use: health & drug safety updates

2018

  • July 1, 2018

    NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

  • June 27, 2018

    FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., invited internet stakeholders, government entities, academic researchers, and advocacy groups to attend a one-day Online Opioid Summit to discuss ways to collaboratively take stronger action in combatting the opioid crisis by reducing the availability of illicit opioids online.

  • June 8, 2018

    Washington state is the first to create a statewide drug take-back program. Once the program gets up and running, pharmacies and law enforcement agencies are expected to be the primary sites for dropping off unused drugs. Until 2014, DEA rules allowed only law enforcement agencies to collect unused opioids. That authority has now been expanded to states, local governments, and agencies as well.  

  • June 1, 2018

    NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

  • May 7, 2018

    Register today. Safe needle disposal is a commonly overlooked public health and safety issue. Join NeedyMeds for this brief webinar to learn about safe disposal for all "at-home" users of sharps and how to navigate the recently updated NeedyMeds Safe Needle Disposal website.

  • May 1, 2018

    NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

  • April 13, 2018

    The vast majority of patients (89 percent) who keep their unused prescription opioids save them for future use, according to a national poll from Morning Consult and commissioned by Allied Against Opioid Abuse (AAOA). This statistic highlights one of the persistent gaps in patient education and awareness around the safe use and disposal of prescription opioids — how to appropriately manage leftover pills.

  • April 5, 2018

    U.S. Surgeon General Dr. Jerome Adams recommends that more people carry the overdose antidote naloxone.  The nation’s chief doctor says he is committed to increasing access to the opioid overdose antidote naloxone and bringing down the cost of the drug.

  • April 1, 2018

    NCPIE serves as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) The column is entitled “One-to-One” and is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use.

  • March 29, 2018

    Powerful opioids affect many parts of the body, but the drugs’ most deadly effects are on breathing.

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