Uniform Unit-of-Use Packaging Standards

May 25, 2017

Topics: Resolutions

Resolution No: 113-6-17
Title: Uniform Unit-of-Use Packaging Standards
Action: PASS

WHEREAS, some community pharmacies are repackaging medication in unit-of-use containers in order to safely and securely manage patient care in long-term care facilities, group homes, and assisted living facilities, as well as by individual patient request; and

WHEREAS, state rules for community pharmacy may not adequately address unit-of-use packaging; and

WHEREAS, inconsistencies exist surrounding the sanitary packaging, safe labeling, and identification of unit-of-use containers;

THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that NABP review existing unit-of-use packaging standards and revise the Model State Pharmacy Act and Model Rules of the National Association of Boards of Pharmacy, if necessary, to assist in establishing consistency for packaging unit-of-use containers.

(Resolution passed at the 113th Annual Meeting in Orlando, FL.)