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Regulatory news and trends in retail pharmacies.

FDA calls for removal of ranitidine products from market

The Food and Drug Administration has requested that manufacturers withdraw all prescription and OTC ranitidine drugs from the market immediately.

Walgreens backs new online seller transparency bill

A new bill introduced by Sens. Bill Cassidy, R-La., and Dick Durbin, D-Ill., focused on improving transparency around third-party sellers online, is getting the backing of Walgreens.

Four trade associations representing the dietary supplement industry have joined forces to urge Congress to provide legal clarity regarding the CBD marketplace.

Pharmacy organizations are urging the Senate Finance Committee to swiftly take action on DIR fee reform.

In a letter to the Trump administration, legislators noted that DIR fees on pharmacies participating in Part D grew by 45,000% between 2010 and 2017.

The Council for Responsible Nutrition recently praised two senators and two representatives for their work to introduce the SNAP Vitamin and Mineral Improvement Act

Among organizations and companies sharing their thoughts about cannabis and cannabis-derived products were the Food Marketing Institue, the National Cannabis Industry Association and manufacturer Functional Remedies.

Ahead of the Food and Drug Administration’s planned public hearing about cannabis, the Consumer Health Products Association is sharing its position on how it thinks the agency should view CBD.

The FDA has set a public hearing for May 31 on the safety of cannabis products.

Norman Sharpless, currently the head of the National Cancer Institute, will serve as acting FDA commissioner when Scott Gottlieb steps down next month.

WASHINGTON — The Drug Enforcement Administration recently clarified for pharmacists the protocol for forwarding unfilled prescriptions for controlled substances. The DEA’s associate section chief of the liaison and policy section of the DEA’s Diversion Control division Loren Miller clarified that an original e-prescription can be forwarded one DEA-registered retail pharmacy to another in the event they can’t fill it for any reason.

Food and Drug Administration commissioner Scott Gottlieb will leave the agency next month after serving in this role for nearly two years.

FDA's decision impacts five manufacturers with PEG 3350 ANDA approvals, including Kremers Urban Pharmaceuticals, Breckenridge Pharmaceutical, Nexgen Pharma, Paddock Laboratories and Teva Pharmaceutical.

WASHINGTON — Hearing aids addressing mild to moderate hearing loss are soon headed to a retail pharmacy near you. President Donald Trump last week signed into law the "FDA Reauthorization Act of 2017," which included the bipartisan Over-the-Counter Hearing Aid Act.

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