Federal Drug Trafficking Charges Filed Against Rochester Drug Cooperative And Two Executives

A pharmaceutical distributor is facing federal drug trafficking charges over the opioid crisis for the first time.  Federal prosecutors have charged Rochester Drug Cooperative (RDC) and two former executives with “conspiring to distribute and defrauding the government.”  RDC, the sixth-largest drug distributor in the nation, has agreed to pay a $20 million fine to settle […]

How Can Pharmacists Play a Greater Role in the Opioid Crisis?

During a recent interview with Pharmacy Times, North Carolina Association of Pharmacists Executive Director Penny Shelton provided several suggestions for how pharmacists can play a greater role in addressing the opioid crisis.  Penny stressed the need to engage the key stakeholders in each state and highlighted the role pharmacists could play around medication assisted treatment. […]