TruPharmacy News: October Edition

Hospice Legislation Comes Closer to House Vote

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If enacted, PCHETA would establish fellowship programs within new palliative care and hospice education centers to provide short-term, intensive training on palliative care and hospice. The courses would provide supplemental training for medical school faculty as well as other educators in health care fields such as nursing, pharmacy, social work and…

 

 

 

 

 


 

 

Hospice Leaders Urge Federal Lawmakers to Support Reforms to Improve Access and Quality

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Hospice advocates are urging lawmakers to support the Rural Access to Hospice Act of 2019(H.R. 2594), bipartisan legislation introduced by Representatives Ron Kind (D-WI) and Jackie Walorski (R-IN) that will allow Rural Health Centers (RHCs) and Federally Qualified Health Centers (FQHCs) to receive payment for…

 

 

 

 


 

 

Valsartan, Losartan & Other BP Med Recalls 2018-19

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Dozens of medications used to treat high blood pressure have been recalled over the past several months as federal investigators discover potentially cancer-causing impurities in them. When American Health Packaging recalled one lot of valsartan pills on March 7, the Public Interest Research Group said it was the 75th recall…