May Newsletter Now Available
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OPEN INSPECTOR POSITION:
The Board is currently accepting applications from licensed pharmacists for an Inspector position in the Mid-Missouri area which includes Jefferson City, Columbia and Lake Ozark. See full job description here.
DEA ALERT: Faxed-based phishing scam targeting Pharmacies.
The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has received notification of a faxed-based phishing scam. The DEA urges registered Pharmacies to be on guard against a fax asking for licensing information. The DEA is continuously identifying safeguards against suspicious activity, but cybercriminals are ever evolving with identity theft scams.
For example, attached is a sample faxattached is a sample fax requesting Pharmacies to provide a copy of the current DEA certificate and State license. If anyone has already provided this information, the DEA urges the registrant to contact their local field office.
Registrants who receive information that seems suspicious should forward them to DEA.Validation@usdoj.gov. Also, the DEA does not send unsolicited faxes or emails requesting sensitive data.
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2017 Rule Review:
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NALOXONE RESOURCE INFORMATION
Find additional patient & pharmacist resources on the new naloxone legislation that will be effective on August 28, 2016.
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Sterile Compounding Rule Resources
The final 20 CSR 2220-2.200 Sterile Compounding rule became effective 1/30/2017, replacing the interim emergency rule. A copy of the final rule may be found here. The Board conducted an educational campaign to assist pharmacies in the implementation of the emergency revisions. This campaign will included guidance documents, webinars, and the inspection process. Please refer to the links below for more information.
"An Update on Sterile Compounding Regulations" Webinar
"Garbing and Cleaning" Webinar
Aseptic Technique Skill Assessment & Media Fills Webinar
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Have a patient safety suggestion?Click here to submit your patient safety idea to the Board.
BeSafeRx: Beware Of Fake Online Pharmacies!
According to the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, there are thousands of fake online pharmacies on the internet selling counterfeit, expired, contaminated or unsafe drugs! Protect yourself and your patients from fake online pharmacies. Click here to learn more or visit the FDA's new "BeSafeRx" campaign website. The site features more information on:
- The risks of buying from fake online pharmacies
- How to identify a safe, legal online pharmacy
- Tools and resources for health care professionals.
Before buying medicine online, check to make sure you are using a safe, legal online pharmacy!
HB600 Suspension List
License Suspension Due To Tax Compliance Law324.010, RSMO All persons applying for or renewing licenses with the Division of Professional Registration are required to have paid all state income taxes, and to have filed all necessary state income tax returns for the preceding three years. Click here for a list of individuals suspended due to tax compliance issues.