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Rural Pharmacy and Prescription Drugs News

News stories from the past 60 days.

Statement by FDA Commissioner Scott Gottlieb, M.D., On Formation of A New Drug Shortages Task Force and FDA’s Efforts to Advance Long-Term Solutions to Prevent Shortages
Jul 12, 2018 - The U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) announced the formation of a Drug Shortages Task Force to delve into the causes for prescription drug shortages as well as looking into potential solutions. This task force will include senior leaders from the FDA as well as from the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid services (CMS) and the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA).
Source: U.S. Food and Drug Administration
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HHS: 340B Drug Pricing Program Ceiling Price and Manufacturer Civil Monetary Penalties Regulation; Rule Federal Register
Jun 5, 2018 - Notice of a final rule from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to further delay the effective date of a January 5, 2017 final rule that set forth the calculation of the ceiling price and application of civil monetary penalties for the 340B Drug Pricing Program. The new effective date of the final rule will be July 1, 2019.
Source: Federal Register
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Last Updated: 7/13/2018