National Association of Boards of Pharmacy

Recommends Pharmacists Consider Alternatives to Unapproved Drugs

“Pharmacists are often not aware of the unapproved status of some drugs and have continued to unknowingly dispense unapproved drugs because the labeling does not disclose that they lack FDA approval.”

“Manufacturers of unapproved drugs are usually fully that their drugs are marketed illegally, yet they continue to circumvent the law and put consumers’ health at risk.”

“For all unapproved drugs, the CPG gives highest enforcement priority to the following…Unapproved drugs that directly compete with an approved drug”

National Pharmacy Compliance News; 3Q 2008: “FDA’s Effort to Remove Unapproved Drugs from the Market”;- Article reprinted in State Pharmacy Board Newsletters