DEA Rule - Disposal of Controlled Substances
Effective October 9, 2014, the implementing regulations
allow authorized retail pharmacies to collect pharmaceutical controlled substances from users by voluntarily administering mail-back programs and maintaining collection receptacles. Retail pharmacies may do so by modifying their registration
to obtain authorization to be a collector.
Tweet-a-Thon: Pharmacists Helping Patients
On Thursday, October 2, pharmacists will tweet about the things they are doing or did to help patients, other health professionals, and their communities. While every pharmacist faces challenges in the course of his or her practice, this is a day to highlight through social media the positive impact that pharmacists have on their patients and bring attention to the good work they do to help patients live healthier lives. Click here
to learn how to pariticpate. #pharmacist
Collect & Connect Meetings
In October, the Nebraska MEDS Coalition and the NPA will be hosting area meetings to discuss the new DEA rules for collecting controlled substances and how your pharmacy can participate in the Statewide drug disposal project. Plan to meet and visit with pharmacists in your community and to ask the NPA staff your pharmacy questions. Visit the NPA Calendar to find a meeting near you!