Notice of Public Hearing
The Pharmacy Board has scheduled a public hearing for Tuesday, December 17, 2013, beginning at 1 p.m. in the conference room at 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa, (the Board offices) The purpose of the hearing is to receive oral or written comments on proposed amendments to 657—Chapter 6, “General Pharmacy Licenses,” regarding drug product selection and “do not substitute” restrictions. Notice of Intended Action was published in the Iowa Administrative Bulletin on October 2, 2013, as ARC 1041C.
To ensure that all speakers may be heard, the Board may limit each speaker’s time for oral comments. Speakers may also submit their comments in written form. Written comments may be delivered in person at the hearing or may be submitted no later than 4:30 p.m. on December 17, 2013, to Terry Witkowski, Executive Officer, Board of Pharmacy, 400 S.W. Eighth Street, Suite E, Des Moines, Iowa 50309-4688; or by E-mail to email@example.com.
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:
- ACPE course identifiers in pharmacy law for pharmacists will end with "03P."
- ACPE course identifiers in medication/patient safety for pharmacists will end with "05P."
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.
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