The Florida Board of Pharmacy approved a new rule which mandates additional training for licensed Florida pharmacists in connection with filling prescriptions for controlled substances.
Many of Florida’s pharmacists are resistant to filling prescriptions for controlled substances, and this has prevented legitimate patients from obtaining their much needed pain medications.
The Drug Enforcement Administration has fined pharmacists, pharmacy chains, doctors, and suppliers for their role in providing painkillers to individuals who should not have received them. Pharmacists feel they are now under more scrutiny and have had their distributors cut back on the necessary narcotics.
After Florida’s crackdown on ‘pill mills,’ many legitimate patients complained that they cannot their painkiller prescriptions filled and often have to go to several pharmacies before they can find one to fill their script.
Florida’s new rule now requires all licensed pharmacists to take a two-hour course which must be taken by 2017. This course is called, “Validation of Prescriptions for Controlled Substances.” Florida State Legislators have to approve the additional education requirement.
Remember, your license is your livelihood.
Soreide Law Group represents those individuals seeking admittance to the Florida Board of Pharmacy. We also represent pharmacists brought in front of the Florida Board of Pharmacy in disciplinary hearings. To speak to a lawyer at no cost regarding these issues please call: (888) 760-6552.