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Heavy Phone Call Volume at Board Office

Heavy Phone Call Volume at The California State Board of Pharmacy Office

According to an email sent by the Board (dated July 22, 2019):

“The Board of Pharmacy is currently experiencing heavy call volume. If you are not able to reach staff by phone, please email us. Visit the Contact Us page on the board’s website, www.pharmacy.ca.gov., for an email address related to your concern.

The board’s main phone number is (916) 518-3100. Staff is available 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Thank you for your patience and understanding.”


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At Least 2.5 Million Home Health Patients Using Medical Equipment Vulnerable to Natural Disasters – HomeHealthCareNews

““Health care trends suggest that 2.5 million number is just going to continue to grow as more people opt to age in place,” Marriele Mango, lead author of the study and resilient power fellowship program associate for Clean Energy Group, told HHCN. “In the end, energy security just isn’t there for them in the way that it is in a nursing home, assisted living home or a hospital.”

In the event of a natural disaster, lack of energy security can be fatal.”

Read the full source article:  At Least 2.5 Million Home Health Patients Using Medical Equipment Vulnerable to Natural Disasters – HomeHealthCareNews.com

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California Designated Representative Online Training Courses – The Largest Selection

SkillsPlus International Inc. offers the largest collection of California Designated training courses approved by the California State Board of Pharmacy

We have separate courses specifically crafted for each of the following personal license types:

  1. Drug/device wholesalers
  2. Third-party logistics providers (3PL)
  3. Reverse distributors

We offer the only Board-approved California Designated Representative training course for reverse distributors.

One-stop shopping for all your California Designated Representative training course needs!

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DHL Supply Chain Invests $150 Million to Expand Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Distribution Network in the U.S. – PRweb.com

“DHL Supply Chain, the Americas leader in contract logistics and part of Deutsche Post DHL Group, is expanding its pharmaceutical and medical device distribution network by 40 percent this year with an investment of $150 million. With the ultimate goal of bringing critical healthcare products closer to trade partners and patients, DHL Supply Chain plans for nine new sites by the end of 2019. The investment includes costs to invest in new buildings and technology, as well as the fit-out and start-up of new or expanded operations.”

Read the full source article:  DHL Supply Chain Invests $150 Million to Expand Pharmaceutical and Medical Device Distribution Network in the U.S. – PRweb.com


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Expect Possible Delays With The California State Board of Pharmacy

Plan ahead.

If you have license renewals coming up, or you’re planning to submit license applications, try to get ahead of possible delays in the June-July 2019 timeframe, due to:

  • the end of the fiscal year (end of June 2019)
  • a Board office move July 2019

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Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com

“Supply chain theft is estimated at $35-40 billion per year in the US, and today’s threats to the commercial supply chain are different than those of the past. Logistics companies are perfect targets, and those that aren’t aware of the changes are more likely to fall prey.”

“Brandman discussed why theft-related loss is getting worse, and said that the value of the product plus a low risk factor, lax security and an inadequate criminal justice system equals high gain, low risk. Plus, says Brandman, the internet combined with small parcel delivery service make it easy to distribute stolen goods. Thieves – often internal – who work together can result in significant loss to the company.”

Read the full article:  Theft and Sabotage in the Supply Chain is Big Business – HealthcarePackaging.com


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When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com

The headline article is a nice little resource.  It’s a well-organized piece written by Jeffrey S. Baird.  In the article, the author answers the question to:

“Providers often ask: “Are there scenarios in which the HME provider can start over the initial 36-month rental period?” The answer is yes. The following will review each of these scenarios.”

Read the source article:  When Does the 36-Month Oxygen Rental Period Restart? – HomeCareMag.com


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Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI.gov

Read the full article:  Billion-Dollar Medicare Fraud Bust – FBI Announces Results of Operation Brace Yourself – FBI.gov

The FBI & DOJ targeted alleged schemes involving the payment of illegal kickbacks and bribes by DME companies in exchange for the referral of Medicare beneficiaries by medical professionals working with fraudulent telemedicine companies for back, shoulder, wrist and knee braces that were medically unnecessary. Some of the defendants allegedly controlled an international telemarketing network that lured over hundreds of thousands of elderly and/or disabled patients into a criminal scheme that crossed borders, involving call centers in the Philippines and throughout Latin America.

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Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script

To be in full compliance with pharmacy law, refer to Business and Professions Code (BPC) section 4059.5(a), which states:

“Except as otherwise provided in this chapter, dangerous drugs or dangerous devices may only be ordered by an entity licensed by the board and shall be delivered to the licensed premises and signed for and received by a pharmacist.” (Emphasis added.)

Read the full article:  Pharmacists must sign, receive drugs delivered to pharmacy by wholesaler – The Script (March 2019 page 9)


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