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  • Membership Renewal

    Renew your membership for 2014.  Login to your NPA member profile and click on NPA Membership Renewal or print a 2014 Membership form.

  • MPJE Review

    Preparing for the Nebraska MPJE is easy with the Nebraska MPJE Review! This manual addresses the objectives as outlined by NABP.  The manual is available electronically for $49 or in print for $79. Click here for an order form.
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  • Medication Disposal

    Click here to learn how to dispose of your unused medications at home or visit Nebraska MEDS to find a drug disposal participating pharmacy near you!

  • Mortar & Pestle

    The May/June issue of the Nebraska Mortar & Pestle and CPE quizzes are now available online. This issue includes the two CPE lessons.

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Drug Disposal Grant

The NPA has received funding from the Nebraska Department of Environmental Quality Waste Reduction and Recycling Incentive Grants Program for its Nebraska MEDS Statewide Medication Disposal Initiative, to get pharmacies to serve as safe, legal waste medication collection sites.  The Nebraska MEDS Coalition has pilot-tested a medication take-back program in Lincoln and Lancaster County, which have 41 pharmacies that have collected more than 3,500 pounds of unwanted consumer medications. The NPA will work with the coalition to expand the project statewide.
 

DEA Publishes Final Rule:  Tramadol Will Be Schedule IV

Effective August 18, 2014, tramadol will be a Schedule IV Controlled Substance (Federal Register, July 2, 2014, Rules and Regulations). According to the Pharmacists Manual, "When a drug not previously listed as a controlled substance is scheduled or a drug is rescheduled, the drug must be inventoried as of the effective date of scheduling or change in scheduling." All prescriptions must meet the requirements of a C-IV on August 18, 2014. Best practice would be to obtain a new prescription for existing orders.

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