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consumers and pharmacy professionals regarding COVID-19
On March 13, 2020, Governor Greg Abbott declared a state of disaster for all Texas Counties as a result of the COVID-19 (coronavirus) pandemic.
Tropical Storm Nicholas — Emergency Dispensing of Prescription MedicationsGovernor Abbott has declared a state of disaster in the following counties: Aransas, Brazoria, Calhoun, Chambers, Galveston, Harris, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Matagorda, Montgomery, Newton, Nueces, Orange, Refugio, San Patricio, and Victoria.
Timothy Tucker, Pharm.D., Executive Director/Secretary, has authorized pharmacists in Texas to dispense up to a 30-day supply of medication (other than a Schedule II controlled substance) for patients affected in the counties of the disaster area under certain conditions.
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September 14, 2021
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — October 23, 2021The DEA's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, October 23, 2021, from 10am to 2pm. This DEA initiative "aims to provide a safe, convenient, and responsible means of disposing of prescription drugs, while also educating the general public about the potential for abuse of medications" (DEA).
▸ Learn more on DEA's website
September 9, 2021
NOTICE — Joint Statement from TMB and TSBP Regarding Prescribed Drugs or Treatment for COVID-19The Texas Medical Board (TMB) and the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP) have issued a joint statement regarding prescribed drugs or treatment for COVID-19
▸ Read the joint statement here
September 3, 2021
NOTICE — Temporary Rule Suspensions Ending September 1, 2021The temporary suspension of rules found here on our website will be terminated effective September 1, 2021. All affected rules and/or portions of rules will no longer be suspended beginning September 1, 2021.
▸ See the list of affected rules
August 3, 2021