Navigation Links
Legislation Would Deny Floridians Access to Needed Medicines from Their Trusted Independent Community Pharmacies, and Instead Favor Publicly Traded Chain Pharmacies
Date:3/31/2011

ALEXANDRIA, Va., March 31, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- National Community Pharmacists Association Executive Vice President and CEO Kathleen Jaeger issued the following statement today in response to the Florida House Judicial Committee's passage of HB 7095, legislation sponsored by State Rep. Rob Schenck, and in particular an amendment that would restrict the dispensing of controlled substances on Schedule II and Schedule III to publicly traded pharmacy chains or only those independent community pharmacies that have been in business more than 10 years:

(Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20100106/DC33253LOGO)

"We all support efforts to keep illegal substances out of the hands of those who are addicted to drugs. However, as good as Representative Schenck's intentions may be, this legislation would result in keeping medicines from actual patients who need them.  In essence, it would make real patients and independent community pharmacies collateral damage between the War on Drugs and the War on Pain.

"This bill is misguided, and does a great disservice to patients under the guise of drug diversion. There is no credible evidence to suggest that drug diversion occurs at a higher level in independent community pharmacies than that of chains. Creating an uneven competitive playing field does nothing to advance the resolution of the underlying drug diversion issue, and forces many patients to leave their trusted independent community pharmacist to obtain their prescriptions at chain pharmacies. This is particularly a problem in underserved rural and urban communities, where independent pharmacists may be the only health care provider available. Under this bill, these patients with l
'/>"/>

SOURCE National Community Pharmacists Association
Copyright©2010 PR Newswire.
All rights reserved

Page: 1 2

Related medicine technology :

1. California Legislature Passes Historic HIV Testing Bill (AB 682); AHF Urges Governor to Sign Crucial Lifesaving Legislation
2. New Legislation Seeks to Boost Participation in Clinical Trials for Rare Diseases
3. Control Risks Forecasts New Reality for Business in 2011 Brought by Emerging Markets, Legislation
4. Bi-Partisan Legislation Introduced Would Repeal Controversial Medicare Competitive Bidding Requirements for Home Medical Equipment
5. Organ Donor Shortage Remains Obstacle for Would-Be Transplant Patients Despite Better Medicine
6. A Drug With Efficacy Superior to That of Xenical at Inducing Weight Loss Would Earn a 40 Percent Patient Share in the Obesity Drug Market
7. A First-Line Therapy for Renal Cell Carcinoma that can Increase Overall Survival when Compared with Sutent Would Earn a Higher Patient Share in the United States Than in Europe
8. New Federal Stem Cell Rules Would Hinder Existing Research, Consumer Group Warns
9. For Breast Cancer Treatment, an Agent That Can Achieve an Overall Survival Benefit Would Pose the Greatest Challenge to Avastins Dominance in Europe
10. An Acute Migraine Therapy That is Not Contraindicated in Patients With a History of Vascular Disease Would Earn a 45 Percent Patient Share in the United States, According to Surveyed Neurologists
11. Three in Ten Americans Would Use Their Cell Phone to Track Personal Health, Finds PricewaterhouseCoopers
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/1/2015)... and Markets ( http://www.researchandmarkets.com/research/n9mxqs/an_introduction ) has announced ... Medical Device Directives" conference to their offering. ... European medical device legislation. It will explain the Directives ... Bodies, how to choose one and outline what a ... necessary to apply for the CE mark. ...
(Date:4/1/2015)... DUBLIN , Mar. 30, 2015 Research ... announced the addition of the "Medical Device ... This course has been designed specifically ... evidence required for medical devices and in-vitro diagnostic ... devices and the emphasis on high quality, appropriate ...
(Date:4/1/2015)...  Philips Respironics, a division of Royal Philips ... Pico nasal mask is now available in ... sleep apnea (OSA). Designed to maximize comfort and effectiveness, Pico ... (CPAP) mask available on the market to treat OSA*. Philips ... be on display at Medtrade Spring (Booth #235) ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:An Introduction to the Medical Device Directives Training: London, UK - 13th, 14th, 15th of May 2015 2Medical Device Studies: Clinical Evidence Seminar - London, UK, 13th, 14th of May 2015 2Philips Pico CPAP Nasal Mask Now Available in the United States 2Philips Pico CPAP Nasal Mask Now Available in the United States 3
... 15, 2011 Reportlinker.com announces that ... available in its catalogue: ... Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices ... The combined ...
... 2011 /PRNewswire-iReach/ -- URINOZINC® Prostate Formula ... (Photo:   http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20110614/CG20097 ) The original, ... all corporate-owned GNC Live Well stores and at ... has more than 6,000 stores spread over 49 ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 2Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 3Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 4Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 5Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 6Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 7Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 8Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 9Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 10Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 11Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 12Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 13Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 14Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 15Reportlinker Adds European Markets for Cosmetic Surgery, Facial Aesthetics and Medical Laser Devices 2011 16Patented URINOZINC® Prostate Formula Now Available at GNC Stores 2Patented URINOZINC® Prostate Formula Now Available at GNC Stores 3
(Date:4/2/2015)... (PRWEB) April 02, 2015 The Rat Basketball ... Friday, April 3 at 11am at the Science Museum of ... will test new-school skills against the traditional tactics of the ... teams of their college compatriots as they go head to ... technique will come out on top? Will the rats’ tournament ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 02, 2015 Aureus Medical Group ... including medical laboratory jobs, has announced that it ... Society for Clinical Laboratory Science of Mississippi and ... April 13-16, 2015 at the Shreveport Convention Center ... educational programming, new methods and shared practices, networking ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... 2015 uBiome launched the ... 2015, two years after it made history with a ... startup sparked the era of microbiome-based personalized medicine in ... provide easily accessible information about their own bodies using ... than two weeks from launch, the company has raised ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Veale Outdoor Advertising, the Northern California ... to its name, announces its digital display in Dixon, ... Similar to the first 14-by-48 foot digital billboard ... the addition means, in total, the Network reaches over ... tourist population traveling through the San Francisco, Sonoma, Marin, ...
(Date:4/2/2015)... Atlanta-based Kanga, the first SaaS-based platform for management ... Up in Atlanta by General Assembly Atlanta. Six companies ... LOV, Ticket Alternative, and TripTap. T General Assembly presented ... 500 at their Atlanta Launch Party at Ponce City ... platform for initiating, managing and tracking last mile deliveries ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Healthcare Staffing Leader, Aureus Medical Group, to Exhibit at the American Society for Clinical Laboratory Science of Mississippi and Louisiana Bi-State Annual Meeting 2Health News:uBiome’s Dental Campaign to Give Portion of Proceeds to Charitable Dental Organization 2Health News:uBiome’s Dental Campaign to Give Portion of Proceeds to Charitable Dental Organization 3Health News:uBiome’s Dental Campaign to Give Portion of Proceeds to Charitable Dental Organization 4Health News:Veale Outdoor Advertising State of the Art Digital Billboards Reach 12 Million in SF Bay Area 2Health News:Kanga Wins Best Start Up in Atlanta 2
... to Raise funds for Latino Mental Health Training Program, ... and,for the sixth year in a row since her ... the race" for Dr. Cynthia,Lucero, the talented young psychologist ... funds for her legacy. That legacy is training --,through ...
... danger rises if the drugs are used with certain ... -- Antidepressant drugs called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), ... the risk of gastrointestinal bleeding, and the threat is ... and similar pain medications at the same time as ...
... who gave hundreds of thousands of dollars, time and in-kind donations to ... ... America watched -- and cried,-- Sunday, Oct. 7, as Boey and her family ... did it take to build the,Byers, family dream home? The Oregon premiere ...
... Calif., Oct. 12 Omnicell, Inc.,(Nasdaq: OMCL ), a leading ... call Thursday, October 18 to discuss the,company,s third quarter financial results. ... and webcast, When: October 18, 2007, 2:30 ... and chief executive officer ...
... ... has not had an opportunity for a detailed review of ... any definitive comment on this specific study, we can say ... of,various data. This process does not necessarily demonstrate a true,cause-and- ...
... metabolism reacts differently to the sweet treat , , FRIDAY, Oct. ... you eat, your body will. That,s the message from a ... the metabolic system, attuning people to the food they prefer ... of chocolate fans reacted differently when they ate the candy, ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Sunday, October 14, MSPP holds Sixth Annual Lucero Memorial Run and Latino Leadership Breakfast 2Health News:Antidepressants Boost GI Bleeding Risk 2Health News:A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 2Health News:A History of Philanthropy Made Green-certified Legend Homes an Easy Choice for Extreme Makeover: Home Edition 3Health News:Omnicell Schedules Third Quarter Earnings Call 2Health News:Consumer Specialty Products Association Responds to European Study Investigating Spray Products and Asthma 2Health News:Chocolate Lovers May Be Hard-Wired That Way 2
The NeurOptics Pupillometer is a portable instrument used to measure pupils to screen candidates for refractive procedures and other ophthalmic applications....
... to closely match the natural anatomy ... design. Titanium construction incorporates an 8-degree ... screw design prevents screws from backing ... need for X-ray control of the ...
... First-Call Medical, Nationwide 24-Hour Holter, Event, ... a cardiac scanning laboratory located in ... finest diagnostic equipment to assist physicians ... the cardiac patient. The diagnostic services ...
... has developed a new, integrated technology ... heartbeat-by-heartbeat, ECG monitoring, analysis and response, ... service is initially focused on helping ... arrhythmia. Time is of the essence ...
Medicine Products: