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Contents - Volume 7, No. 5

Pharmacy Licensure

Licensure requirements for pharmacists have changed over the past two years to reflect changes in the profession. Recently, the NYS legislature passed a bill modifying the license requirements.

Prescription Drug Marketing Act

The fifth in a series of continuing education articles, reviews the Prescription Drug Marketing Act of 1987. It discusses the exceptions to the prohibitions against re-sales by health care entities and the penalties associated with violations of the PDMA.

FDA News

Recently, the Food and Drug Administration has announced that it is taking action to remove phenylpropanolamine from all drug products. This includes all over-the-counter preparations and prescription products.


  • Can a faxed controlled substance prescription (CII, CIII, CIV, and CV) to a vendor pharmacy or health-care facility pharmacy be dispensed prior to receiving the original?
  • Can a pharmacy refill a controlled substance prescription seven days early every time a refill is requested?
  • Does the law allow partial filling of a nontriplicate controlled substance?
  • Are New York State Pharmacies presently required to perform an electronic drug-to-drug interaction check before dispensing a medication?
  • Can CE approved for CME (continuing medical education) or nursing be used to satisfy pharmacy continuing education credit?
  • Can you partially fill a triplicate prescription?
  • Do Official New York State prescription pads for institutional use have to be stored and accounted for by a licensed professional?

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