Pharmacy Laws

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Pharmacy Laws
2013-10-04 21:35:32

Some pharmacy laws to know
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  1. Federal Food and Drug act of 1906
    AKA Pure Food and Drug Act

    Provided authority for federal inspection of meat products

    Forced secret elixers with ingredients such as cocaine, heroin or morphine to correctly label the ingredients.
  2. Narcotic Tax Act of 1914
    AKA Harrison Narcotic Act

    Any dispensation of opiates must be registered with the IRS

    Control flow of opiates
  3. Federal Food, Drug and Cosmetic Act of 1938
    Replaced 1906 Act

    Provided better definitions and clarification of misbranding

    Gave FDA authority to require testing of new drugs for safety
  4. The Durham-Humphrey Amendment of 1951
    Created the distinction between OTC and Legend Drugs (RX drugs)

    Legend drugs can only be dispensed with a prescription
  5. The Kefauver-Harris Amendment of 1962
    AKA the Drug Efficacy Amendment

    Required drug manufacturers to provide proof of effectiveness and safety of their drugs before approval.
  6. The Bureau of Narcotics and Dangerous Drugs
    The agency that was the predecessor to the DEA.

    In 1973, they merged
  7. Drug Abuse Prevention/Control Act of 1970
    • AKA Controlled Substances Act
    • Replaced the Harrison Act

    Required the use of DEA numbers and transaction tracking.
  8. Poison Prevention Packaging Act of 1970
    Designed to reduce the risk of children ingesting dangerous substances.

    Required locking caps
  9. Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act of 2005
    Regulates OTC sales of pseudoephedrine

    Sets the amounts that can be sold: 3.6, 9.0, 7.5

    Records must be kept for 2 years.