In the News: May 11, 2018

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Here are some of the top pharmacy articles from around the web this last week.

"Walmart announced Monday it is introducing new restrictions on how it will fill opioid medication prescriptions in all of its in-store and Sam's Club pharmacies."

"AUGUSTA — The president of the Maine Board of Pharmacy expects new rules aimed at increasing access to the opioid overdose-reversing drug naloxone to be finalized by the middle of the month."

"Recently, FDA Commissioner Dr. Scott Gottlieb, spoke discussed how he sees digital health playing out and where the agency stands in a speech titled "Transforming FDA's Approach to Digital Health." Some things he said are worth exploring in more depth."

"Laws that push for electronic prescribing of controlled substances have had a big week, both federally and on the state level. On Capitol Hill, the Every Prescription Conveyed Securely Act cleared the House Energy and Commerce Committee, and in Tennessee, Gov. Bill Haslam signed a bill into law that will require e-prescribing for controlled substances on or after Jan. 1, 2020."

"NCPDP announced today highlights from its 2018 Annual Technology & Business Conference, Industry United to Improve the Patient Journey."

"Small business owners who have been legally delivering cannabis in Redwood City for years have been hoping to also headquarter their operations in town for about as long."