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There are individuals posing as Board of Pharmacy employees calling to collect personal information. Please note: The Board of Pharmacy has the information it needs about you in our database. If you receive a call from someone asking for information, DO NOT give out any information until you contact the Board using the phone number on our website to confirm the legitimacy of the call. Read more
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PREP Act Coverage
During the November 4th, 2020 special meeting, the Board discussed and is in support of the guidance issued by the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). For details click the link below for the Guidance for PREP Act Coverage for Qualified Pharmacy Technicians and State-Authorized Pharmacy Interns for Childhood Vaccines, COVID-19 Vaccines, and COVID-19 Testing.

August 3, 2022

Update regarding 21 C.F.R. 1306.05(A)

Board staff is receiving calls and emails inquiring about the continued ability for pharmacists to document certain information on prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances, such as patient address.

21 C.F.R. 1306.05(A):

A.R.S. 36-2525:

A federal law enacted in 2019 required all federal agencies to undertake review of various informal guidance documents. As a result of this review, the federal Drug Enforcement Administration ("DEA") removed informal guidance from its website concerning changes to prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances. The National Association of Chain Drug Stores ("NACDS") issued a letter describing a private phone call with DEA officials. The letter indicated that, despite the DEA's historical guidance permitting pharmacist annotations to schedule II controlled substance prescriptions, all prescriptions for schedule II controlled substances must now arrive at the pharmacy with all elements required by 21 C.F.R. 1306.05(A) in final form.

The Arizona State Board of Pharmacy contacted the DEA for guidance on this matter. The DEA was unable to provide further definitive guidance on this topic. If the DEA issues any formal guidance or proposed rule making changes on this matter, Board staff will provide an update.

In the meantime, please direct any questions regarding this matter to:

DEA Office of Diversion Control, Liaison and Policy Section
[email protected]
(571) 362-3260


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