Napa, Calif. — Dispensing in-office prescriptions is only slightly more complex than dispensing over-the-counter cosmeceuticals, said an expert at the fall Cosmetic Bootcamp (CBC).
Pharmacies are regulated not by the FDA, said Wm. Philip Werschler, M.D., but by state pharmacy boards, each of which may have its own rules. Generally, dispensing physicians must track, manage, secure and document their inventory. “You have to treat this in the same way that a pharmacy would treat its dispensing.”
To meet state requirements, Dr. Werschler said, Prescriber’s Choice offers software and training. “Our office has protocols for the ordering, tracking and inventory control. It’s not fundamentally different than dispensing OTC cosmeceuticals, but a little more involved.”
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