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Ultram® (tramadol) Containing Products Added as Scheduled IV Controlled Substances in North Dakota

4/5/13
Governor Dalrymple signed into law House Bill 1070 which with the emergency clause makes this bill effective immediately. This bill adds tramadol and tramadol containing products as schedule IV substances.

Processing prescriptions for tramadol will now fall under the same state law requirements as other controlled substances. It is important to communicate this with the practitioners and patients whose prescriptions may be effected by the law change to ensure a smooth transition for all involved.

North Dakota pharmacies must take and file an initial inventory level of these products and ensure they are inventoried upon their scheduled biennial inventory.

Public Rule Hearing Scheduled for the North Dakota Pharmacists Association Convention

Durable Medical Equipment Licensure for North Dakota Required by August 1, 2013

Durable Medical Equipment Licensure for North Dakota Required by August 1, 2013 - click here for details.

Click here for SB 2342 which includes the licensing requirements.

Obtaining a NPLEx Account

If your pharmacy sells ephedrine and/or pseudoephedrine over the counter, you will need to request access to the National Precursor Log Exchange (NPLEx) by visiting www.NPLExSurvey.com. Please click on the appropriate state and complete the survey for an NPLEx account. Once your account has been verified, you will be contacted by Appriss, provider of NPLEx, to inform you of next steps.

DEA Issues Statement on Role of Authorized Agents in Communicating Controlled Substance Prescriptions to Pharmacies

The Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) has issued a statement of policy to provide guidance under existing law regarding the proper role of a duly authorized agent of a DEA-registered individual practitioner in connection with the communication of a controlled substance prescription to a pharmacy.

For more information and a sample of the Designated Agent to Communicate Controlled Substance Prescriptions to Pharmacies form, please click here.

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Pharmacy in North Dakota exists as a force in society for the safe, rational, and cost effective use of pharmaceuticals and medical devices. Through the provision of pharmaceutical care, the profession is responsible for the appropriate use of medications and devices to achieve optimal therapeutic outcomes. The profession endeavors to enhance the pharmacist’s ability to provide pharmaceutical care as a primary health care provider and to further the public recognition of the profession value.

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Professional Competence

Our profession requires that pharmacists possess the knowledge and skills to practice pharmacy as contemporarily defined.

We Envision

A profession that is recognized as primary healthcare provider capable of responding to society’s healthcare needs.