In the News: March 23, 2018

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"HB 513 - Distributing Pharmaceutical Drugs and Devices
This bill amends pharmacy regulation requirements for certain manufactures and distributers of dialysis drugs or supplies."

"During the forecast period 2017-2025, North America is expected to lead the global market for compounding pharmacies. By the end of 2025, North America is estimated to exceed US$ 8,900 Million revenue. "

"Arkansas lawmakers on March 14 approved what is likely the first bill in the U.S. to permit state-level regulation of pharmacy benefit managers, according to Arkansas Times."

"On Thursday, March 15, the governor signed the law requiring pharmacy benefit managers to be licensed by the state, according to a news release."

"Utah's Republican governor signed a law Tuesday making the state one of the few to allow women get birth control directly from a pharmacist."

"The bill, sponsored by Rep. Strom Peterson, D-Edmonds, creates the nation’s first statewide drug take-back program that will be implemented and paid for by pharmaceutical manufacturers that sell drugs in or into Washington state."

"... the House passed a revised version of the “right-to-try” bill, which allows terminally ill patients to access experimental drugs ..."