Resolution No. 108-9-12
Title: Drug Return and Reuse Programs
Action: Pass

Whereas, a number of state legislatures have enacted laws that allow for the return and reuse of previously dispensed prescriptions under certain conditions; and

Whereas, many of these laws require boards of pharmacy to adopt rules to implement these return and reuse programs; and

Whereas, many boards of pharmacy have concerns about the quality and integrity of drugs previously dispensed and returned by patients for reuse; and

Whereas, many of these return and reuse programs have not met the intended outcomes expected by the state legislatures;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy (NABP) study the utility, efficacy, and safety of these programs; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED that NABP develop a position statement, model rules, or other appropriate efforts to assist the state boards of pharmacy to deal with the legislative mandated programs that require the reuse of returned prescription drugs.

(Resolution passed at the NABP 108th Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA)