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Gov. Gretchen Whitmer Wednesday signed the 2021-2022 state budget. Included in the budget is Boilerplate Section 1625, which ensures that independent pharmacies with common ownership of seven or fewer stores would continue to receive the enhanced dispensing fee they have been receiving since earlier this year.  The Legislature attempted to make changes to the Boilerplate to redu...

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Pharmacy Day at the Capitol (PDAC), hosted by the Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) on Tuesday, Sept. 28, was a success, with more than 135 pharmacy professionals participating in 36 legislive meetings, the largest grop of pharmacists in three years.  WILX News featured PDAC on their 6 p.m. news broadcast Tuesday,which can be viewed at the 5:17 mark.  MPA partnered with the Mi...

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the Drug Enforcement Administration issued a Public Safety Alert warning Americans of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. DEA’s Public Safety Alert, the first in six years, seeks to raise public awareness of a significant nationwide surge in counterfeit pills that are ...

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Because of the prevalence of apps and connected devices transferring health data, the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) is offering clarity on the Health Breach Notification Rule. According to a statement from the agency, the rule ensures that entities not covered by the Health insurance Portability and Accountability Act (HIPAA) still face consequences when health data is compromised. I...

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The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and its advisers still must recommend how the extra shots will be used The Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday authorized a Pfizer-BioNTech coronavirus booster shot for people 65 and older and adults at risk of severe illness, an effort to bolster protection for the most vulnerable Americans against the highly transmissible delta va...

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