The Clinic Drugs Load Separately FDA To Remind The Pharmacist To Pay Attention
Pharmacist Weekly publication news (By Ching-Yi Hsu translated)
TFDA, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan, issued on September 21 announced cautions for that the pharmacists, licensed in clinics, prescribed the original liquid medicines pack into the smaller packaged or ointment subpackaged. All of us have to take the medicinal of matters law concerned, avoid to violating the stipulation of the medicine matter law.
The following is the FDA announcement content：
Recently the media reported that the matter about the process of the clinics prescribed refilled liquid medicines into a smaller package lead to the risks of polluted exposure for the ingredient, the storage life has not been indicated. FDA bureau explained that before diagnosing patient, the doctor firstly fractioned the large package into several portion filled in smaller bottles, then deliver to p’t based on the prescription, this behavior has disregarded the 57th stipulation of the medicinal matter law, which could be fined from 30,000 to 150,000 New Taiwan dollars.
On the opposite, if the doctor draws up the prescription according to the condition in that time after diagnosed and then pharmacist adjusted the dose based on the content of the prescription, disassembling big package fractioned into several small one to deliver will be fine not to be fined. In a conclusion, only in the state that specific patient with a individual prescription from doctor was a dispensing process, rules were labeled the name and gender of patient, the drugs of name, dose, amount, used method, indication, efficacy, cautions, adverse effect, the pharmacy dept. of site, name, dispensing pharmacist or doctor, dispensing date (day/month/year) and so on content on the drug bag.
Therefore, the pharmacist dispensed a prescription must state in the hospital, the clinic, the pharmacy places free from polluted risk. Besides, the based on the law, the drug bag should be labeled completely related information indicate p’t individually. For patients, they also should to follow the doctor orders and take medicine on schedule in the periods of remedy, never to withdrawal randomly. FDA bureau will charge Sanitation in various counties city to monitor directly and truly, and depends on above the stipulation to handle.
Data source: TFDA, Food and Drug Administration, Department of Health, Executive Yuan. ( the issued date: 100/09/21 )
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