The Alliance for Patient Medication Safety™ (APMS™) is a federally-listed Patient Safety Organization (PSO). The mission of APMS is to encourage a culture of safety by providing recommendations on best practices and workflow processes designed to reduce medication errors, improve medication use and minimize patient risk.
PSTAC was established to improve the coding infrastructure necessary to support billing for pharmacists' professional services.
A program designed to reduce medication errors. For additional information on this program click on the Pharmacy Quality Commitment link above. Additional information is available at: www.medicationsafety.org.
RxPATROL will gather information from pharmacy theft reports and serve as a clearing house to disseminate pertinent leads to the law enforcement community.
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The Partnership for Safe Medicines is a group of concerned organizations and individuals working together to protect the safety of your prescription drugs.
Other Healthcare Organizations
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The DEA has posted its 2010 Pharmacist's Manual, a guide to assist pharmacists in understanding the Controlled Substances Act and its implementing regulations as they pertain to the pharmacy profession. Although this version does not contain specific information regarding Electronic Prescriptions for Controlled Substances (EPCS), DEA states that a newer version will be posted when the EPCS information is added. For additional information, read the 2010 Pharmacist's Manual.
Contact information for questions or concerns regarding Canadian storefront operations. Or phone Donald Vasbinder at 301.827.0414 or Deborah Autor at 301.827.8910.
The FDA Enforcement Report is published weekly by the Food and Drug Administration. It contains information on actions taken in connection with agency regulatory activities. Inquiries about individual actions should be directed to the companies involved.
NOTE: This list is mainly Class I recalls. A complete record of recalls can be found on the Enforcement Report
Updated dailey, this website will allow you to search for drugs that are covered by Ohio Medicaid w/o PA. This site also lists the maximum allowable reimbursement and maximum quantity per fill, as well as package size and unit of measure.
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The American Society of Health-System Pharmacists and the American Pharmacists Association launched an online Patient Assistance Program (PAP) Resource Center at www.ashp.org/pap. The site offers federal and state government resources, information on manufacturer assistance programs and discount drug cards, sample operational and financial assessment surveys, and other information to aid pharmacists in helping their low-income patients access the medications they need. For more information, call the ASHP Public Relations Division at 301.664.8799. “Patient-assistance programs: Assessment of and use by safety-net clinics” was published in the April 1, 2005 AJHP journal.
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