Archive for June, 2014

Pharmacists Can Now Administer The Measles, Mumps, and Rubella (MMR) Vaccine

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Effective June 9, 2014, licensed pharmacists are permitted to administer the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine to individuals 18 years and older pursuant Amended Emergency Rule 4729-5-38.

Pharmacists should be advised that the following criteria must be met in order to provide the vaccine:

  • The individual receiving the vaccination must be 18 years or older (ORC 4729.41).
  • The pharmacist must be able to document meeting the training criteria required by rule 4729-5-36 of the Ohio Revised Code.

Announcement from the Board of Pharmacy regarding Tramadol: Effective Septembe…

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Announcement from the Board of Pharmacy regarding Tramadol:

Effective September 1, 2014, tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as Schedule IV controlled substances in the state of Ohio pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code 4729-11-03. Section 3719.44 of the Ohio Revised Code authorizes the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy (OSBP) to add a previously unscheduled compound, mixture, preparation, or substance to any schedule.

To assist with the implementation of this rule, the Ohio State Board of ...

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