Navigation Links
NCPA Statement on California's Delay of E-Pedigree Implementation
Date:3/26/2008

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California State Board of Pharmacy yesterday announced their intention to exercise their statutory authority to delay the implementation of E-Pedigree from January 1, 2009 to January 1, 2011. E-Pedigree is the new track and trace technology designed to strengthen the chain of custody for drugs by preventing diversions and counterfeit products from entering the marketplace.

The decision coincides with the recommendation that Dave Wilcox, RPh, owner of Northwest Medical Pharmacy in Fresno, Calif., offered in his testimony on behalf of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) before the Enforcement Committee of the California State Board of Pharmacy at their E-pedigree hearing back on December 5, 2007. (To view his entire testimony, please go to the following link: http://www.ncpanet.org/pdf/leg/testimony-pedigreewilcox20071204.pdf)

In response to the decision Bruce Roberts, RPh, executive vice president and CEO of the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA), issued the following statement:

"We applaud the California State Board of Pharmacy for their prudent decision to delay the implementation of E-Pedigree. While we certainly support the concept of using track and trace technology to limit the fraud and abuse of prescription drugs, the 2009 deadline was a logistical impossibility that lacked specificity for the affected parties. We hope the delay will allow those lingering issues to be addressed, including providing financial relief for community pharmacies that would be required to buy the expensive equipment for this unfunded mandate. The National Community Pharmacists Association remains committed to offering whatever assistance is needed to make the new 2011 implementation deadline as smooth and practical as possible."

The National Community Pharmacists Association, founded in 1898, represents the nation's community pharmacists, including the owners of more than 23,000 pharmacies. The nation's independent pharmacies, independent pharmacy franchises, and independent chains dispense nearly half of the nation's retail prescription medicines. To learn more go to http://www.ncpanet.org.


'/>"/>
SOURCE National Community Pharmacists Association
Copyright©2008 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Related medicine news :

1. American Academy of Dermatology Issues Statement Urging the Public to be Sun Smart(SM)
2. KV Pharmaceutical Company Completes Financial Restatement with the Filing of Fiscal 2007 Form 10-K
3. Pelosi Statement on Social Security and Medicare Trustees Reports
4. Media Alert: Statement on the Report of the Trustees of Social Security and Medicare
5. Statement from Kent Hill, USAID Assistant Administrator for Global Health, on the Observance of World Tuberculosis Day 2008
6. Statement By Robert McSwain, Acting Director, Indian Health Service, Regarding National Native HIV/AIDS Awareness Day 2008
7. PCMA Statement on Comparative Effectiveness
8. Statement from Eli Lilly and Company: Response to Todays New York Times Article, Lilly E-Mail Discussed Off-Label Drug Use
9. Statement of Bernadette Toomey, President and Chief Executive Officer, American Lung Association
10. Providence Service Corporation Announces Intent to File a Common Stock Shelf Registration Statement
11. Position Statement Regarding Lt. Gov. Paterson from Tara A. Cortes, Ph.D, RN President and CEO of Lighthouse International
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Baciocco Brothers Insurance ... residents in the Sacramento/Folsom region, is initiating a charity event to raise support ... Choice Another Chance treatment center in Sacramento works to provide area teens and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... 2016 , ... One of two inventors from Glen Burnie, Md., has a ... her. "This is why the co-inventor and I have designed a new and better ... a prototype of the patent-pending AV-AIR, a device that serves as an alternative to ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... A. Kevin Spann Insurance, ... families throughout the Five Boroughs, is launching a charity drive to raise funds that ... the traditions and spirit of marines and Navy FMF Corpsmen. Working closely with the ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , ... December 07, 2016 , ... Sharon Kleyne, host ... Climate Change and Your Health on Voice of America, declared on her radio program ... attention to the fact that when these bullies attack leaders in corporate America, they ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... ... December 07, 2016 , ... Facial plastic surgeon, Dr. ... season by donating a portion of proceeds to two local organizations: North Chicago Animal ... Control & Friends is a team of authorized and trained volunteers who support ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:12/7/2016)... , Dec. 7,2016  Based on ... delivery industry, Frost & Sullivan recognizes Nemaura ... & Sullivan Award for Enabling Technology Leadership. ... the loopholes in traditional drug delivery technologies, ... liquid microneedle-based drug delivery technologies, Memspatch and ...
(Date:12/7/2016)... , December 7, 2016 According ... Research titled , Global Market Study on Multiplex Detection Immunoassay: ... , the global multiplex detection immunoassay market is expected to ... 2016-2024. ... ,      ...
(Date:12/6/2016)... Mass. , Dec. 6, 2016  Alopexx Oncology, ... DI-Leu16-IL2, a recombinant antibody fusion protein (immunocytokine) composed of ... recognizes the same target on B cells as Rituxan ... cytokine components but is also involved in tumor targeting, ... anti-cancer vaccine effect. The results of the study (abstract ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: