What Role Does A Pharmacist Have In Drugs Being Dispensed By A Nurse Practitioner Or Physician’s Assistant?
What Do I Need To Know About Drug Orders, Drug Dispensing And Prescription Filling/refilling?
I Have My Pharmacist License; Can I Now Open A Pharmacy?
What Does The NC Board Of Pharmacists Require That I Do With Unwanted Drugs?
Pharmacists must dispose of unwanted drugs one of three ways in order to comply with the Board’s disposal requirements. Those three ways laid out in 21 NCAC 46 .3001 are return them to the drug manufacturer, incinerate the drugs at a properly permitted facility, or by other means approved by the Board. Those “other means” should assure protection against unauthorized possession or use. If you are unsure if a specific way qualifies under “other means” then ask a representative from the Board. Make sure you have their permission in writing.
Pharmacists with a pharmacy permit are also required to have policies and procedures for disposing of unwanted drugs and containers. Prior to disposing of drugs, containers, or labels, a pharmacy permit holder must file a written request with the Board. This request must be via a specific form provided by and sent to the Board. Make sure all documentation is kept for three years.
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