Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Announcement from Oklahoma Board of Pharmacy Regarding New Hydrocodone Law

June 26, 2013
New Hydrocodone Law:   Effective November 1, 2013, prescriptions for any medication containing Hydrocodone may not be refilled. This applies even if the prescription was written prior to November 1st.   Transfers are considered to be a refill of a pre-existing prescription and are not allowed.  Partial fills would be permitted (i.e. a prescription is written for 100 but the patient only wants to purchase 20 at a time).  Documentation for partial fills would be required in accordance with OAC 475:30-1-12.  Hydrocodone combination medications are still classified as a CIII product and may be phoned in.  Mid-level practitioners (nurse practitioners, physician assistants, etc.) may continue to prescribe Hydrocodone combination medications at this time.
April 29, 2013

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