News you can use: health & drug safety updates

2018

  • August 20, 2018

    SAMHSA announces the release of the Spanish translation of the updated Opioid Overdose Prevention Toolkit. This toolkit offers strategies to health care providers, communities, and local governments for developing practices and policies to help prevent opioid-related overdoses and deaths.

  • August 1, 2018

    NCPIE served as co-editor for a monthly column in Pharmacy Today (American Pharmacists Association) January 2013 - August 2018. The “One-to-One” column is intended to help develop pharmacists’ medication communication and counseling skills to promote safe and appropriate medicine use. All of the articles are located in the "NCPIE In the News" Tab

  • August 1, 2018

    This publication from the Geronterogical Society of America focuses on an analysis of safety risks associated with OTC analgesics, including cardiovascular risks, gastrointestinal risks, and renal risks. Information from national and international treatment guidelines for the use of OTC analgesics in older adults, and details regarding recent labeling changes for OTC analgesics, is provided.  

  • July 24, 2018

    The NCPIE BeMedWise program under the auspices of NeedyMeds provides one-stop access to affordable medicines, patient information to promote safe use, storage and disposal of medicines

  • 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.

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