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Self-Defense and Employment Law 10/16/2014

Pharmacists are responding to threats of violence in a variety of ways, including arming themselves as a means of self-defense.


HIPAA Privacy Rights and Lawsuits 7/17/2014

As this case demonstrates, pharmacists should never access patient information for personal reasons.

Privacy and Prescription Drug Monitoring Programs 5/16/2014

Do patients have a reasonable expectation of privacy with regard to their prescription drug information?


New Rules for Compounding Drug Products 2/19/2014

The New England Compounding Center meningitis outbreak inspired the creation of the Drug Quality and Security Act.


Time Matters: Statute of Limitations 12/18/2013

The time between an injury caused by a pharmaceutical mistake and the filing of a lawsuit is often crucial.


Lethal Injections, Drug Shortages, and Pharmacy Ethics 10/18/2013

Recent shortages of drugs used for the death penalty further complicate this controversial issue.

Driving Under the Influence: The Prescription Defense 6/21/2013

Can you be convicted of a DUI if taking a prescription drug as directed?


Pharmacists and Prescription Drug Schemes 4/19/2013

Two recent cases in Michigan involve pharmacists charged with running illegal prescription drug schemes.

Whistleblowing and Retaliatory Discharge 3/20/2013

Three cases involving at-will employment of pharmacists examine whether their terminations were legal.

Insider Trading and Clinical Trials 2/20/2013

The largest insider-trading case in history involves a doctor who provided results from an Alzheimer’s drug trial to a hedge fund.


Off-Label Promotion Is Free Speech 1/23/2013

Does the ban on off-label marketing of drugs violate a pharmaceutical sales representative’s freedom of speech?

Compounding: Problem or Pariah? 12/19/2012

The company at the center of the fungal meningitis outbreak was acting as a manufacturer and not as a traditional compounding pharmacy.


Emergency Contraception: Law & Ethics 11/20/2012

Illinois pharmacists are no longer required to dispense emergency contraception when their own religious beliefs are opposed to its use.


Recent DEA Developments 10/19/2012

E-prescribing of controlled substances and prescription misuse are among the many issues being addressed by the DEA.


Affordable Care Act (Mostly) Upheld 8/21/2012

Demands for pharmacist services under the ACA are likely to have a huge impact on future workforce needs.

The Controlled Substances Pendulum 7/18/2012

As gatekeepers of controlled substances, pharmacists must distinguish between legitimate and questionable prescriptions.

Pharmacy Fraud, Waste, and Abuse 6/20/2012

According to a government report, questionable Medicare Part D billing seems to be on the rise in community pharmacies.

DEA Continues Corporate Responsibility Drive 5/22/2012

Another chain-store pharmacy is being investigated for distributing “too much” oxycodone.

Corporate Social Responsibility: Justice Without Due Process? 4/23/2012

The DEA’s expectations for policing pharmacies and their patients who request controlled substances are unclear.

Off-Label Use of Alzheimer’s Drugs 3/20/2012

The quest for more effective treatments may lead to questionable off-label prescribing.


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