NASP and SPAARx merge to create unified specialty pharmacy association – DrugStoreNews

Drug vials“The National Association of Specialty Pharmacy and the Specialty Pharmacy Association of America  announced the merger of the two organizations, creating the largest professional and trade association focused on the unique needs in specialty pharmacy.

“This is a historic moment in our industry — one in which our two organizations come together, recognizing the unique strengths each has contributed to specialty pharmacy and the pharmacy industry as a whole, to develop a strong, unified voice representing all specialty stakeholders,” Gary M. Cohen, BSPharm, RPh, CSP, NASP CEO said.”

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Federal government renews charges of illicit drug distribution involving FedEx – Pharmaceutical Commerce

Ordering medication by computer“It has been the contention of DEA and the Dept. of Justice for several years that companies involved in shipping and delivering controlled substances must ensure that both providers and shipment recipients are authorized (licensed) to make or receive these shipments. In “normal” distribution, a licensed manufacturer of such drugs ships them to a licensed pharmacy; paperwork follows the shipment, at least when the shipping and receiving is occurring within US borders. In the case of illicit online pharmacies (which, technically, aren’t allowed to fill prescriptions unless they are sited in the US), offshore organizations accept orders from individuals—especially via the Internet—and then look to carriers like FedEx to complete the shipment.”

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