Board of Pharmacy
- Pharmacy Technicians - Requirement to Obtain and Maintain Active Registrations
It has come to the attention of the Board of Pharmacy that a number of Pharmacy Technicians may not be abiding by the regulations related to obtaining and maintaining an active registration as a Pharmacy Technician in the State of New Jersey. Effective immediately, Pharmacy Technicians who do not hold a valid registration, and who fall into one of the three groups outlined in the attached memo, have until May 15, 2014 to come into full compliance with the requirements of N.J.A.C. 13:39-6.6 "Pharmacy technician registration and pharmacy technician applicants". All Pharmacists-in-Charge and those individuals performing the duties of Pharmacy Technicians are encouraged to review this information in it's entirety via the link below.
- Naloxone Dispensing Guidance for Pharmacists
On May 2, 2013, Governor Christie signed into law the Overdose Prevention Act (P.L. 2013, c. 46, N.J.S.A. 254:6J-1 et seq.) One of the purposes of the law is to reduce the number of opioid overdose deaths by making Naloxone, an opioid antidote, more widely available and accessible. The statute allows health care professionals to prescribe or dispense Naloxone, or similarly acting drugs, not only to patients who may be in danger of overdosing, but also to first responders, family members, caregivers, or peers who are not at risk for an opioid overdose but who, "in the judgment of a physician, may be in a position to assist another individual during an overdose." While the Board works to draft regulations to implement this new law, they have developed a Guidance document to assist pharmacists in complying with this new law and existing regulations. Pharmacists are encouraged to review this information in it's entirety via the link below.
- Project Medicine Drop
Allows consumers to dispose of unused and expired medications anonymously, seven days a week, 365 days a year, at "prescription drug drop boxes" located within the headquarters of participating police departments.
(Visit Web Site / Find a Drop Box Location)
- Practices for Pharmacy Security
The best practices outlined are recommendations to achieve a safe operating
environment for pharmacy employees and cust
omers and lower the potential for adverse
(View Information / Posted 5/1/13)
NJ Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP)
Application for Waiver or Exemption
NOTICE to Applicants: An Application for Waiver or Exemption must be signed by the applicant. The Application may include either the applicant's electronic signature or handwritten signature. The Division will not process any application submitted without the applicant's signature.