Episode #17 – Jan. 2019 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

January 11, 2019

Following the Jan. 9, 2019, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Andrew Funk from the Board of Pharmacy discuss the adoption of rules modifying the supervision of pharmacist-interns, clarifying the distance requirement for telepharmacies, and implementing statewide protocols.

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Episode #16 - Nov. 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

November 15, 2018

Following the Nov. 14, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the adoption of an implementation date for USP 800 by the Board of Pharmacy, the Board’s proposed legislation for 2019, and the proposed rules implementing technician product verification and changes to the PMP.

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Episode #15 - Sept. 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

September 19, 2018

Following the Sep. 19, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the newly created seat on the board for a certified pharmacy technician, proposed rules relating to pharmacist interns and telepharmacy, and the proposed rules implementing the new statewide protocols law. 

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Episode #14 - July 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

July 24, 2018

Following the July 24, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Casey Ficek from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss the upcoming implementation of USP 800, proposed rules relating to technicians resulting from recent legislation, and the significant overhaul of rules related to wholesaler, limited distributor, and third party logistics licenses.

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Episode #13 – May 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

May 23, 2018

Following the May 23, 2018, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, this episode discusses the boards review of comments on proposed changes to create a new "Expanded Practice Standards" chapter, reason why the board terminated a proposed rule change on repackaging VA meds, and rule changes to the Hospital Practice chapter.

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Episode #12 – March 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

March 14, 2018

Following the March 14, 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, Anthony Pudlo from IPA and Sue Mears from the board, discuss PMP reporting changes, the opioid bill currently in the Iowa legislature, and updates on the board’s licensing and registration database.

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Episode #11 – January 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

January 17, 2018

Following the January 16, 2018 Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, the episode discusses the board’s decision to register to support/against various pieces of legislation, broad discussion on the PMP (where’s it’s at, where’s it’s going, proposed legislation), and what constitutes a valid prescriber/patient relationship and the pharmacist’s discretion on filling refills when a relationship is ended.

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Episode #10 - November 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

November 2, 2017

Following the November 1, 2017, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, episode #10 focuses on the Iowa Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP). Anthony Pudlo and Jennifer Tiffany, the board’s associate director of the PMP, discuss the proposed legislative and regulatory changes the would affect the PMP in the future.

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Episode #9 - August 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

August 31, 2017

Following the August 30, 2017, Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting, episode #9 discusses several rules that the board has noticed for intended action that relate to prescriber-patient relationship, storage of prescriptions files, and AMDS requirements.

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Episode #8 - June 2017 Iowa Board of Pharmacy Meeting

June 30, 2017

Following the June 28, 2017, Iowa Board of Pharmacy meeting, episode #8 discusses recently adopted rules as well as newly proposed rules. Anthony and Andrew also discuss updates to the board’s plan for future rule changes.  

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