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Photo courtesy of the Drug Enforcement Administration

Do you have unneeded or expired medications lingering around in your home? This Saturday, the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) will be hosting its National Drug Take-Back Day to collect unwanted, unneeded, or expired medications free and anonymously.

We at RPh on the Go encourage you to take part in this unique opportunity to safely and legally dispose of unneeded medications such as prescription painkillers and other controlled substance (CS) medications, typically only accepted for disposal with the presence of law enforcement.

More than 4.1 million pounds of unwanted medication have safely been disposed of in previous DEA Take-Back Days in more than 6,000 drop-off locations across the U.S. Check out DEA’s collection site locator, now available online here.

Please contact RPh on the Go Director of Quality Assurance & Compliance Steve Sidell if you have any questions about the DEA Prescription Drug Take-Back Program at steve.sidell@rphonthego.com or at 847.588.7499.

 

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September: National Preparedness Month

by pharmacy on September 3, 2014

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If there was an emergency in your local area right now, would you be ready? The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) want you to focus on being ready for anything at anytime – and that’s what September is all about. 2014 is the 11th year for the National Preparedness Month – sponsored by the Federal Emergency Management Agency in the U.S. Department of Homeland Security. [click to continue…]

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FDA Approves Topical Antifungal for Toenails

by pharmacy on August 27, 2014

Jublia-antifungalIn June, Valeant Pharmaceuticals International Inc. announced FDA approval for their medication Jublia, or efinaconazole. The topical solution is approved for the treatment of toenail onychomycosis as a result of either Trichophyton rubrum or Trichophyton mentagrophytes. [click to continue…]

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August is National Immunization Awareness Month

by pharmacy on August 20, 2014

national-immunization-awareness-monthAugust is National Immunization Awareness Month. It’s the perfect time to discuss immunizations with patients who come in to pick up their regular prescriptions. Many people are under the impression that vaccines are just for children, but the fact is that adults are just as susceptible to many conditions. Vaccinations are important year round, not just during flu season. Several immunizations, such as the tetanus shot, require boosters every 10 years. Adults who suffered chicken pox as a child will benefit from a shingles vaccination. [click to continue…]

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FDA Approves Inhaled Insulin

by pharmacy on August 6, 2014

Afrezza-Technosphere-insulinIn late June, MannKind Corp. announced the FDA approved their product, an inhaled form of insulin, known as Afrezza. [click to continue…]

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Coumadin Injection Recalled

by pharmacy on July 30, 2014

coumadin-injectionIn July, Bristol-Myers Squibb announced the recall of some of their 5 mg single-use Coumadin injections. Six lots are affected in the recall: 00201125, 00201126, 00201127, 00201128, 00201129, and 00201130. The voluntary nationwide recall is a result of visible particulate matter found in some unreleased samples. These lots were distributed in six-count cartons to pharmacies from November 2011 through January 2014. The expiration dates stagger from September 2014 until September 2015. [click to continue…]

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