Study: Credentialed Foreign Online Pharmacies are Safe to Use

One agency’s research contradicts figures from the FDA stating that patients using the companies are at risk of receiving ineffective or dangerous products.

Are non-U.S. online pharmacies safe to use? The U.S. Food and Drug Administration would like you to think they are not, but independent research continues to show that they are. New data published by the National Bureau of Economic Research (NBER) found that medication ordered from credentialed online pharmacies, foreign or domestic, was genuine and safe. Only non-credentialed pharmacies sold products which were not genuine. The main difference between credentialed foreign and domestic pharmacies was price: Non-U.S. pharmacies sold the same drugs at an average 51% discount.

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Cardinal Health Awards Nearly $1 Million in Scholarships to Future Pharmacists

The company is awarding funding to eight pharmacy schools across the country to encourage students to enter the field.

As part of its continuing commitment to supporting future pharmacists, Cardinal Health today announced that eight pharmacy schools across the country will receive nearly $1 million in funding through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program.

The company has donated more than $2.1 million to 20 universities through the Cardinal Health Pharmacy Scholarship Program since its launch in June of 2011. Participating universities have received scholarship funding ranging from $50,000 to $125,000.

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NCPA Blasts Proposed Express Scripts-Medco Merger

National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) Executive Vice President and ceo B. Douglas Hoey, RPh, MBA, issued the following statement regarding the proposed merger of pharmacy benefit manager (PBM) giants Express Scripts, Inc. and Medco Health Solutions, Inc.:
“The proposed merger of Express Scripts and Medco would quite simply make a bad situation much worse for American employers, government agencies, consumers and pharmacists.
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