State Pharmacy Board Finalizes Rules that Regulate the Compounding of Prescription Drugs in a Physician Office

The Ohio State Pharmacy Board has finalized rules that regulate the compounding of prescription drugs in a physician office. The Ohio State Medical Association shared this article on the changes and summarized important points to share with our members.

  • Compounding is defined as combining two or more prescription drugs together.
  • If a physician is reconstituting a drug product in accordance with the manufacturer’s labeling, the pharmacy board does NOT consider this compounding and they are not subject to the compounding rules.
  • If a physician is administering vaccines and they are NOT a sole shareholder practice, under the pharmacy board Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) law, they need to have a TDDD license by April 1, 2017.

Ohio Revised Codes 4729.01 and 4729.5 state if a physician is administering prescription drugs, including vaccines, they need to have a TDDD license. This is not a new requirement.

Questions about this law should be directed to the State of Ohio Board of Pharmacy at (614) 466-4143.

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