New Laws Regarding Security Prescription Form Requirements and CURES Reporting

By Anna Schwartz On January 1, 2021, two laws imposing security prescription requirements on pharmacists and other licenses went into effect after nearly three years in the making. In September 2018, California first enacted AB 1753 (Low) (Chapter 479, Statutes Continue reading

Ninth Circuit Court Sides with Board of Pharmacy’s Regulation and Licensure of Outsourcing Facilities Created Under Federal Law

By Anna Schwartz Fusion IV Pharm., Inc. v. Sodergren, 809 F. App’x 438 (9th Cir. 2020). On June 17, 2020, the United States Court of Appeal for the Ninth Circuit affirmed the district court’s grant of judgment on the pleadings Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy’s Community Pharmacy Staffing Regulation Takes Effect

By Anna Schwartz On September 15, 2020, OAL approved the Board of Pharmacy’s proposed regulations on community pharmacy staffing. The regulations add section 1714.3, Title 16 of the CCR to establish standards for community pharmacy staffing levels. The regulation implements Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Readopts Emergency Regulation Related to HIV Preexposure and Postexposure Treatment

By Anna Schwartz At its September 17, 2020 meeting, the Board of Pharmacy (BOP) voted to readopt emergency regulations to add section 1747,  Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations (CCR) to establish a training program for pharmacists to Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Fines and Disciplines AmerisourceBergen for “Excessive” Opioid Shipments

By Stephanie Mendivil On January 22, 2020, the Board adopted a Stipulated Settlement and Disciplinary Order which fined AmerisourceBergen Drug Corporation for shipping “excessive” amounts of opioids and other controlled substances to pharmacies across California. The Board also publicly reproved Continue reading

Board of Pharmacy Notices Proposed Amendments to Renewal Requirements

By Stephanie Mendivil On February 7, 2020, the Board of Pharmacy published notice of its intent to amend sections 1702, 1702.1, 1702.2, and 1702.5, Title 16 of the California Code of Regulations to simplify the 39 separate license types within Continue reading