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DEA Publishes Final Rules Rescheduling Tramadol

On July 2, 2014 the DEA published it final ruling on tramadol. Effective August 18, 2014 tramadol will be placed in Schedule IV of controlled substances. To read the published report by the DEA please visit the following website.

Disaster Distress Helpline Provides Immediate Counseling

SAMHSA(Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration) offers counseling to those affected by human-caused and natural disasters. There are several ways SAMHSA can be contacted.

Telephone Helpline: 800-985-5990

Text: "TalkWithUs" at 66746

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.

Third-party Reviews of Prescriber or Pharmacy EPCS Applications

DEA approves InfoGard's process to certify systems for electronic prescribing of controlled substances. See 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. :


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