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.
Mental Wellbeing ResourcesTSBP encourages all pharmacy professionals to continue to prioritize mental wellness. We want to continue to share pertinent wellbeing resources as they become available. We have added a mental wellbeing section to our Practice Resources page with new information from APhA and NAPSA, which include the Pharmacy Workplace and Well-Being Reporting and the ASHP Well-Being Ambassador Program.
▸ Explore these resources and more on our Practice Resources page
May 17, 2022
DEA National Prescription Drug Take Back Day — April 30, 2022The DEA's next National Prescription Drug Take Back Day will be held Saturday, April 30, 2022, 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
April 4, 2022
Temporary Suspension of §291.33(c)(1)(B)(iii) Extended to June 30, 2022Most of the temporary rule suspensions at the start of the COVID-19 disaster declaration were terminated as of September 1, 2021. However, the temporary suspension of §291.33(c)(1)(B)(iii) is still active and has been extended to June 30, 2022 or when the March 13, 2020 disaster declaration is lifted or expires.
▸ Read this rule and the terms of the temporary suspension on our website here
April 1, 2022
Focus on WellnessWe’d like to share our continued thanks to our wonderful pharmacy professionals during this unprecedented time, and remind pharmacy professionals that you are also deserving of self-care and mental well-being. Read this special thank you message from Texas State Board of Pharmacy President Julie Spier, R.Ph.:
▸ Read the message here
March 2, 2022