Reason for New Rule:
The rule changes clarify which addresses shall appear on the prescription label in cases of where a prescription is originally filled at a central fill location.
New Rule Language:
8.00.10 Labels. At least one address shall appear on a prescription label and that shall include the address of the prescription drug outlet from which the prescription was dispensed. In the case of a central fill prescription processing contract, the label shall contain at least the name and address of the originating and/or fulfillment pharmacy.
20.00.80 Prescription Labeling
- Prescriptions shall be labeled with all information required by CRS 12-42.5-121. In addition, the following shall be included on the label of any prescription dispensed via central processing:
- The name and address of the originating and/or fulfillment pharmacy involved in the dispensing; and
- The telephone number of the pharmacy that the patient or caregiver should contact regarding refills or questions about the prescription.
Implications for Pharmacies:
Pharmacies using other locations to process prescriptions should make sure their labeling is consistent with the new rule language.