Important News & Announcements

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New PDMP Administrator Announced in SC

Posted 10/26/2021

Chelsea Townsend  was recently named as the Director of the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) for South Carolina. Chelsea graduated from the South Carolina College of Pharmacy in 2015 with a Doctorate of Pharmacy degree. Upon graduation, she began working for Rite Aid which turned...
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See You in San Antonio!

Posted 10/13/2021

This year's 37th Annual Conference is less than two weeks away.  Check out the lastest conference information and updated program here.


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Madison Heights pharmacy busted for selling thousands of prescriptions

Posted 10/1/2021

A pharmacy in Madison Heights has been busted for the illegal sale of thousands of controlled substances to people without prescriptions, officials said. The Detroit DEA was contacted in April 2021 by a Michigan pharmacy investigator who said Yousef Kosho, 43, of Sterling Heights, was operating...
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The Prescription Center in Scranton to pay $57K in civil penal

Posted 10/1/2021

The United States Attorney's Office for the Middle District of Pennsylvania announced Friday that The Prescription Center, located in Scranton agreed to pay the $57,073 in civil penalties for allegedly failing to comply with record keeping requirements of the Controlled Substances Act.

Ac...
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DEA Warns of Counterfeit Pill Surge Following Its Crackdown

Posted 10/1/2021

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a public safety alert this week warning people about a sharp increase in the availability of counterfeit prescription pills - a potentially toxic drug supply that experts say ballooned in the wake of policy failures and heavy-handed enforcement by...
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LA PMP Guidance: The Reporting of Accurate Prescriber Info

Posted 9/29/2021

The Board's Compliance Officers have been conducting on-site audits of pharmacy prescription records. The audits are being conducted to ensure complete and accurate reporting to the PMP. As a result of audit findings, the following guidance has been developed. For controlled substance prescriptio...
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Mt. Carmel doctor pleads guilty to operating a massive pill mill

Posted 9/25/2021

Nearly four years after charges were pressed against a Mt. Carmel physician, Dr. Raymond Kraynak pled guilty on Thursday to 12 felony counts of illegal distribution or dispensing of prescription drugs.

He could be sentenced to a 15-year term of imprisonment for each of the twelve counts if...
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AMA Report Shows Decreases in Opioid Prescribing

Posted 9/22/2021

The American Medical Association (AMA) issued a report (PDF) today showing a 44.4 percent decrease in opioid prescriptions nationwide in the past decade. At the same time,...
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DEA to Hold Takeback Day Oct. 23

Posted 9/22/2021

The next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held on Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10 AM to 2 PM. During the event, thousands of collection sites will be available across the country to accept unneeded prescription drugs, including controlled substances, for safe and legal disposa...
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UPDATED INFORMATION Alabama PDMP Change to ASAP 4.2b

Posted 9/20/2021

PRE01 National Provider Identifier (NPI) This was sent out as a change in our initial announcement. However, due to Veterinarians not having an NPI number, we are NOT making this a required field. The Field will be SITUATIONAL. DSP13 Partial Fill Indicator This was sent out as a change in our...
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