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May 28, 2014

Congratulations!  Fifty-nine (59) pharmacists were issued an Oklahoma Doctor of Pharmacy license during the period from January - April 2014 (click here to view).

May 27, 2014

NOTICE OF PARENTERAL PERMIT & PHARMACIST-IN-CHARGE REQUIREMENTS FOR LICENSED NON-RESIDENT PHARMACIES (click to view Board memo) 

Beginning July 1, 2014 there will be a change in the licensing requirements for non-resident pharmacies licensed by the Board that are compounding sterile drug products.  If a licensed non-resident pharmacy is compounding sterile drug products, they must obtain an Oklahoma "Parenteral Permit" in addition to their pharmacy license.

Beginning January 1, 2015 all new and renewal non-resident pharmacy license applications that require a parenteral permit (i.e. pharmacies compounding sterile drug products) will also be required to have an Oklahoma license pharmacy manager or pharmacist-in-charge.

April 10, 2014

OSBP-ISMP Pharmacy Practice Safety Conference.  The Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy is hosting a major continuing education program in Oklahoma City aimed at improving patient safety for pharmacists.  The program, including lunch and ACPE-accredited continuing education, is being provided without charge to pharmacists to further the Board’s mission of protecting the health, safety and welfare of the citizens of Oklahoma.

Educational staff from the Institute of Safe Medication Practices (ISMP) will present four (4) hours of ACPE accredited continuing education on the topics of 1) Targeted Medication Safety Best Practices 2) Human Factors Involved in Medication Safety and 3) Improving Medication Safety with High Alert Drugs.  The ISMP staff making the presentations will be Dr. Donna Horn, R.Ph., D.Ph., the Director of Patient Safety - Community Pharmacy and Matthew P. Fricker, Jr., M.S., R.Ph., FASHP, ISMP Program Director.  Information presented will apply to both community retail pharmacy and hospital pharmacy practices.  

The conference will be held on Tuesday, June 17, 2014 at the Jim Thorpe Museum & Oklahoma Sports Hall of Fame, 2nd Floor Events Center, 4040 N Lincoln Blvd, Oklahoma City.  Sign-In begins at 11:45.  Lunch will be served at 12:00 p.m. and the continuing education program will start immediately after at 12:45 p.m.  

The Board has planned for 200 participants for the program, and is accepting reservations on a first-come basis.  Pharmacist may email sdozal@pharmacy.ok.gov with the following information to reserve a spot:

  • Full Name
  • OK Pharmacy Board License #
  • Daytime Phone
  • Birth Month
  • Birth Day
  • NABP e-Profile ID #

January 29, 2014

Congratulations!  Forty-six (46) pharmacists were issued an Oklahoma Doctor of Pharmacy license during the period from September - December 2013 (click here to view).

December 3, 2013

HYDROCODONE REFILL UPDATE (click to view full document):

  • A pharmacy may partially fill a Hydrocodone prescription only if they are unable to supply the full quantity.  The remaining portion must be filled within 72 hours, and no further quantity may be supplied after that time without a new prescription.
  • Pharmacies may partially fill Hydrocodone prescriptions for terminally ill patients and/or patients in a Long Term Care Facility (LTCF) for up to 60 days.  See OAC 475:30-1-7 for more detailed information about documentation.
  • A Hydrocodone prescription may be transferred from one pharmacy to another only if it has never been filled at the original pharmacy (i.e. on hold).  Examples of this may be when a prescriber has sent the prescription to the wrong pharmacy or a pharmacy does not have the medication in stock.
  • If a patient has a prescription for a certain quantity of Hydrocodone and their insurance will only pay for part of that prescription, they may pay cash for the remainder but it must occur within the same transaction and the pharmacist should document on the back of the prescription.
  • The OBNDD has interpreted OAC 475:30-1-11 to mean that a prescriber may not write multiple prescriptions on the same date with instructions to fill some of those prescriptions at a later date.  This applies to Schedule II prescriptions as well as all other CDS prescriptions, including Hydrocodone.
  • There is no legal limitation on the days’ supply for any CDS prescription.

September 11, 2013

Band-Aids - Just a Cover-up! by Angela Wall.  This article is provided by the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics and promotes the importance of Oklahoma's Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) and Health Care Professionals working together.

August 12, 2013

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The Board has moved!  We have moved to our new location at 2920 N Lincoln Boulevard, Ste A, Oklahoma City, OK 73105.  Phone numbers remain the same.  See Staff for contact numbers.

 

 

August 6, 2013

The 2013 Law Book is now available for viewing and download under "Rules".  This book contains the unofficial laws and rules pertaining to the practice of pharmacy as effective July 25, 2013.  Copies have not been printed but are available through the agency website.

November 1, 2012

Effective November 1, 2012, tramadol and all tramadol-containing products will be classified as Schedule IV in the State of Oklahoma.  Pharmacies are required to TAKE AN INVENTORY OF THEIR TRAMADOL PRODUCTS ON NOVEMBER 1ST AND KEEP IT WITH THEIR ANNUAL CDS INVENTORY (inventories do NOT have to be sent to the Board). Make sure that you start submitting all tramadol prescription information to the Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) as required per OBNDD rules beginning November 1st as well.

Beginning November 1st:

  • All tramadol-containing prescriptions older than six (6) months will be expired.
  • All tramadol-containing prescriptions less than six (6) months old but with more than 5 refills already dispensed will be expired.
  • All tramadol-containing prescriptions less than six (6) months old but with up to 5 refills remaining should be valid for the remainder of the six (6) months period and up to the remaining but not to exceed the 5 refills on a controlled prescription.

The pharmacist may have to rewrite the prescriptions for filing purposes.  They need to be sure to reference them back properly to the original prescription number.

August 14, 2012

PSE questions & answers for pharmacies selling PSE. (click to view)

July 2, 2012

Letter to Pharmacies about PSE Changes (click to view).

December 14, 2011

In the near future, pharmacists who complete ACPE accredited CPE programs will NOT receive a printed CPE certificate from CPE providers.  To receive CPE credit, those pharmacists will first need to register and create an NABP e-Profile with CPE Monitor, if they have not done so already, and provide their unique e-Profile ID and date of birth (mmdd) to the ACPE-accredited CPE provider.  If pharmacists wish to receive credit for ACPE accredited programs, they must register at www.MyCPEmonitor.net for their unique e-Profile ID.  The ID number is a requirement of ACPE, not the Oklahoma State Board of Pharmacy. View CE Update for more information.

August 2, 2011

Summary of Standards for Drug Testing effective November 1, 2011 (click here to view).  To review full statute please go to 
http://www.oscn.net/applications/oscn/Search.asp?ftdb=STOKST40&quick=true.
[40 O.S. § § 551-565]

June 16, 2011

Pilot program approved with www.disposemymeds.org.  The Board has approved the establishment of a pilot program in conjunction with the National Community Pharmacists Association (NCPA) and the “disposemymeds.org” (DMM) program for the safe disposal of unused/unwanted/expired (UUE) medications. This pilot program will allow Oklahoma in-state licensed pharmacies to establish a drop-off location in their pharmacy for UUE medications, and then dispose of them through the DMM program. (click here to view further details)

January 24, 2011

Requirements for electronic transmission of controlled substance prescriptions.

October 6, 2010

DEA Policy Statement on Role of Agents in Communicating CS Prescriptions:
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) issued a statement of policy that clarifies the proper role of a duly authorized agent of a DEA-registered individual practitioner in communicating controlled substance (CS) prescription information to a pharmacy. The statement, published October 6, 2010, in the Federal Register, reminds health care providers that a prescription for a CS medication must be issued by a DEA-registered practitioner acting in the usual course of professional practice. Such a practitioner may authorize an agent to “perform a limited role in communicating such prescriptions to a pharmacy in order to make the prescription process more efficient,” and the guidance emphasizes that medical determinations to prescribe CS medications may be made by the practitioner only. The specific circumstances in which an agent may assist in communicating prescription information to a pharmacy are detailed and include:
♦♦ An authorized agent may prepare the prescription, based on the instructions of the prescribing practitioner, for the signature of that DEA-registered practitioner.
♦♦ For a Schedule III-V drug, an authorized agent may transmit a practitioner-signed prescription to a pharmacy via facsimile, or may communicate the prescription orally to a pharmacy on behalf of the practitioner.
♦♦ An authorized agent may transmit by facsimile a practitioner signed Schedule II prescription for a patient in a hospice or long-term care facility (LTCF) on behalf of the practitioner.
The guidance also makes clear that generally, Schedule II prescriptions may not be transmitted by facsimile and that hospice and LTCFs are exceptions. Further,Schedule II prescriptions may only be communicated orally by the DEA-registered practitioner and only in emergency situations. DEA stresses that the practitioner should decide who may act as his or her authorized agent and advises that such designation be established in writing. An example written agreement is included in the policy statement, along with additional guidance related to designating an authorized agent. DEA also notes that as electronic prescribing for CS is implemented and its use increases, the role of the agent in communicating CS prescriptions will likely be reduced over time. The DEA policy statement is available on the
Federal Register Web site at www.federalregister.gov/articles/2010/10/06/2010-25136/roleof-authorized-agents-in-communicating-controlled-substanceprescriptions-to-pharmacies.

July 2, 2009

EFFECTIVE IMMEDIATELY the following ID's are allowed in Oklahoma for PSE:

State Issued Driver's License
State Issued ID Card
Military ID
Passport

If, and only if, a patient has none of these types of ID, such as a nursing home patient, then you may use a social security number to submit for PSE and PMP.  For the purpose of accepting ID’s, please refer to the following definition:  “State” means any state, territory, or possession of the United States, the District of Columbia, or foreign nation.

Any questions concerning PSE requirements should be directed to the Oklahoma Bureau of Narcotics at 405-521-2885.

July 1, 2008 (updated May 4, 2009)

Advanced Practice Nurses with authority to prescribe C-III thru C-V controlled substances can prescribe up to 30 days supply. The 30 days supply may be a combination of the initial fill and a number of refills which adds up to the 30 days supply.  For example, a prescription for a 10 day supply could have up to 2 refills which would equal a 30 days supply.  This change is a result of a change in the Oklahoma regulations effective July 1, 2008.  [Note: Physician's Assistants may prescribe up to a 30 day supply as an individual prescription, but are not allowed to prescribe refills on controlled substances.]

September 15, 2008

Detailed information regarding tamper resistant requirements is available online from OHCA or by requesting a faxed copy from the OHCA Pharmacy Help Desk at 405-522-6205 option 4.

January 1, 2005

Oklahoma's Unused Prescription Drug Program became effective January 1, 2005.  Oklahoma Assisted Living Centers wishing to participate in the program may submit an Application for Donation Of Unused Prescription Drugs to the Board.  A list of the pharmacies participating in the program will be posted on this website.

 

Last Modified on 05/28/2014
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