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Virginia Administrative Code
Title 18. Professional And Occupational Licensing
Agency 110. Board of Pharmacy
Chapter 30. Regulations for Practitioners of the Healing Arts to Sell Controlled Substances

18VAC110-30-220. Labeling of prescription as to content and quantity.

Any controlled substances sold by a licensee shall bear on the label of the container, in addition to other requirements, the following information:

1. The name and address of the practitioner and the name of the patient;

2. The date of the dispensing;

3. 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; and

4. The number of dosage units or, if liquid, the number of millimeters dispensed.

Statutory Authority

§§ 54.1-2400 and 54.1-3307 of the Code of Virginia.

Historical Notes

Derived from VR530-01-2 § 5.2, eff. May 9, 1990; amended, Virginia Register Volume 17, Issue 7, eff. January 17, 2001; Volume 22, Issue 10, eff. February 22, 2006.

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