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TRANSFER OF SCHEDULE III, IV, AND V CONTROLLED SUBSTANCES.
Board staff has become aware in recent days that some pharmacies have heard, or have been told, that federal law prohibits a pharmacy from transferring a Schedule III, IV, or V controlled substance prescription that was placed on-hold at the pharmacy, but never filled. The asserted basis is 21 CFR 1306.25, which discusses transfers of these prescriptions for “refill purposes.” Notwithstanding, the Board of Pharmacy has never taken the position that such transfers will subject a pharmacy to discipline. Nor is Board staff aware of any DEA action taken against a pharmacy for transferring a valid Schedule III, IV, or V prescription to the pharmacy of the patient’s choice for purposes of initial fill. If personnel at the DEA issue formal policy guidance stating an intent to enforce the CSA rule in a way that would prohibit such transfers, Board staff will advise pharmacists accordingly.
Collaborative Practice Agreements
Click here for a resource guide from the CDC for pharmacists to use in developing and executing collaborative practice agreements within team-based care.
Emergency Regulations for Prescribing Opioids, Buprenorphine; New PMP Reporting Requirements; Naloxone Brochure Updated
Read these updates from the Board.
2017 Mandatory CE Requirement for Pharmacists
Read more about important information regarding a continuing education requirement for all pharmacists in 2017.
Opioid Addiction Crisis Declared a Public Health Emergency in Virginia
On November 21, 2016 Governor McAuliffe issued a News Release stating that State Health Commissioner Marissa Levine has declared Virginia’s opioid abuse crisis a Public Health Emergency in the Commonwealth.
Naloxone protocol - Pharmacists shall follow this protocol when dispensing naloxone pursuant to an oral, written or standing order to a person to administer to another person believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opiate overdose as authorized in §54.1-3408.
Protocol for the Prescribing of Naloxone and Dispensing by Trainers, adopted June 27, 2017 - Persons authorized by the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Services to train individuals on the administration of naloxone for opioid overdose reversal shall follow this protocol when dispensing naloxone to a person, without charge or compensation, for administration to another person believed to be experiencing or about to experience a life-threatening opioid overdose as authorized in subsection Y of § 54.1-3408.
REVIVE! Pharmacy Dispensing Brochure - This brochure is designed for pharmacists to distribute along with naloxone.
Additional information regarding REVIVE!, the Opioid Overdose and Naloxone Education program may be accessed here.
2017 Spring Break Zika Awareness Toolkit
Primarily a mosquito borne disease, the Zika virus is most impactful in warmer seasons when illness can be transmitted by insects carrying the virus from one person to another. Maintaining a keen awareness for the transmission and treatment of Zika virus infection is an imperative for healthcare practitioners.
Along with their Zika Virus information page, the Virginia Department of Health (VDH) now offers a Spring Break Toolkit featuring printable infographics and online resources to help Virginians spread Zika awareness on social media.
How a consumer may properly dispose
of unwanted prescription drugs.
Guidance from the FDA
List of Authorized Collectors of Drugs for Destruction
Message from the National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB):
NTSB has recently adopted a safety study about the risk of impairment in transportation accidents. As a result, it has made several recommendations including publication and dissemination of a reminder to all prescribers and pharmacists of the importance of routinely discussing with patients the effect their diagnosed medical conditions or recommended drugs may have on their ability to safely operate a vehicle in any mode of transportation. Click here to read an excerpt from the study.
Video Resource - Prescription Drug Abuse - Red Flags for Pharmacists and Pharmacy Technicians
An educational video for pharmacists and pharmacy technicians to help them identify the warning signs of prescription drug abuse and diversion when dispensing prescriptions was created by the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® and the Anti-Diversion Industry Working Group, a consortium of pharmaceutical manufacturers and distributors. This 12-minute video, entitled, "Red Flags," includes a foreword from Virginia Board of Pharmacy Executive Director, Caroline D. Juran.
Information regarding Requirement for Nonresident Pharmacies to Submit Current Inspection Report:
Information on prescription drug abuse and medication safety (AWARxE)
Buying medicine online
For information about buying
medicine online, visit the Consumer Protection section of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy®
(NABP®) Web site.
For more information:
Buying Medicine and Medical Products over the Internet from the FDA
Extension of renewal requirements for deployed military and spouses
Virginia law allows active duty service people or their spouses who are deployed outside the U.S. to have an extension of time for any requirement or fee pertaining to renewal until 60 days after the person’s return from deployment. The extension cannot last beyond 5 years past the expiration date for the license. For more information, please read attached policy and contact the applicable board for your license.
Laws & Regulations
Applications & Forms
Download the Forms and Applications available from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
View the list of Professions regulated by the Board.
View and download the available guidance documents from the Virginia Board of Pharmacy.
Board of Pharmacy CalendarThe Board of Pharmacy's Calendar of upcoming Board meetings and minutes from past Board meetings.
Frequently Asked QuestionsFind the answers to common questions
Newsletters & PresentationsRead the latest board news and see recent presentations in the Newsletters & Presentations page.
Regulatory Town Hall
The Virginia Department of Planning & Budget has designed a Regulatory Town Hall for anyone interested in the proposal of regulations or meetings of regulatory boards.