Coronavirus Updates:
Visit us at www.pharmacy.texas.gov/coronavirus for news and resources for both
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. In planning for the agency's response, the health and safety of the public and of our employees is of utmost concern. The offices of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy are open and operational, and we will continue to perform the essential functions of our agency while providing the highest level of service possible. Please note that agency employees are working remotely and our physical office is not open for visitors. The best way to contact the office is by email. A list of agency emails can be found here.

Updates, News & Notices

Mandatory PMP Look-Up

REMINDER: Beginning March 1, 2020, pharmacists and prescribers will be required to check a patient’s Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) history before dispensing or prescribing opioids, benzodiazepines, barbiturates, or carisoprodol. Visit the Texas PMP home page for additional information and resources:
>>Texas PMP


New CE Requirements

Several of the bills passed by the 86th Texas Legislature included required continuing education (CE) and a required training course for pharmacists. Pharmacy technicians will also be required to take a new training course. Learn more about these new requirements here:
>>Pharmacist CE Information
>>Technician CE Information

Scam Alert Notice

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has received reports where individuals have been contacted by a caller pretending to be an employee of the Texas State Board of Pharmacy (TSBP). The intent of these calls may be to steal information and/or money. While it is possible that staff would follow up on an application you filed with TSBP, staff does NOT request your personal information in unsolicited phone calls. TSBP will NEVER request money or bank account information in a phone call. You may report information on telephone scammers to the Texas OAG.
>>Learn More


New Certificate Printing Process

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy allows pharmacists, preceptors, interns, technicians, and technician trainees to print a free copy of the initial and renewal license/registration certificates
>>Learn More


Learn more about how the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) can help keep Texans safe via this new PMP resource site created in partnership with Texas Health and Human Services
>>Learn More


Texas Medical Board Issues UPDATED Guidance on Physician Requirements to Check the Texas PMP

The Texas Medical Board (TMB) has released an updated guidance statement regarding new physician requirements to check the Texas Prescription Monitoring Program (PMP) outlined in recent legislation
>>Read the Updated Guidance Statement


New Fees - Effective March 1, 2020

The Texas State Board of Pharmacy has updated its fees effective March 1, 2020. There are no changes to fee totals; only allocations have been updated.
>>Learn More


Hemp & CBD Information

The Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS) has included a resource information page for consumers and retailers regarding hemp and CBD on the DSHS Hemp Program page
>>Learn More

Additional Important Information