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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 20. Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy

18VAC110-20-330. Labeling of prescription as to content and quantity.

Unless otherwise directed by the prescribing practitioner, any drug dispensed pursuant to a prescription shall bear on the label of the container, in addition to other requirements of §§ 54.1-3410 and 54.1-3463 of the Code of Virginia, the following information:

1. The drug name and strength, when strength is applicable:

a. For any drug product possessing a single active ingredient, the generic name of the drug shall be included on the label.

b. If a generic drug is dispensed when a prescription is written for a brand name drug, the label shall contain the generic name followed by the words "generic for" followed by the brand name of the drug prescribed, and the label shall also contain the generic's brand name or the manufacturer or distributor of the drug dispensed.

c. The requirements of subdivisions 1 a and b of this section shall not apply to drugs dispensed to patients of a hospital or long-term care facility where all drugs are administered by persons licensed to administer.

2. The number of dosage units or, if liquid, the number of milliliters dispensed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-103 and 54.1-2400 and Chapters 33 (§ 54.1-3300 et seq.) and 34 (§ 54.1-3400 et seq.) of Title 54.1 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-1 § 7.1, eff. October 25, 1989; amended, Virginia Register Volume 9, Issue 4, eff. December 16, 1992; Volume 10, Issue 1, eff. November 4, 1993; Volume 11, Issue 21, eff. August 9, 1995; Volume 15, Issue 8, eff. February 3, 1999; Volume 19, Issue 19, eff. July 2, 2003; Volume 20, Issue 23, eff. August 25, 2004.

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