Beginning January 1, 2017, all pharmacy technicians that are employed as a pharmacy technician in a health care facility (hospital, pharmacy, long-term care, etc.) shall be certified by a state [Nebraska Board of Pharmacy] or national [PTCB or ExCPT] certifying body approved by the Board of Pharmacy. Click here
for a list of programs to help pharmacy technicians become certified.
Nebraska MEDS Medication Disposal Initiative
286 pharmacies statewide
are participating in the Medication Disposal Initiative. These pharmacies are supplied with free containers to collect unwanted, non-controlled medications from patients. If your Nebraska pharmacy is not participating, it's not too late to enroll. Click here
for an enrollment form.
New Deadline to Comply With Track and Trace
The US Food and Drug Administration (FDA) gave drug dispensers—i.e. pharmacies—an additional four months to comply with federal track and trace requirements established under the Drug Supply Chain Security Act (DSCSA). The new deadline is March 1, 2016. Click here
for more information.