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Sept. 30, 2006 Deadline for Meth Laws

Combat Meth Act of 2005
The final implementation of the federal methamphetamine law goes into effect September 30, 2006. This includes behind-the-counter placement, logbook, photo ID, and self-training and certification of employees.

 

The DEA recently released training materials that pharmacies must use to train employees on the new restrictions. While retailers may supplement the training materials with additional materials of their own, retailers MUST use the DEA materials to train their employees. As mentioned above, as of September 30, 2006, all retailers selling ephedrine, pseudoephedrine, and phenylpropanolamine products must train their employees on the new restrictions in order to continue selling these products.

 

Two sets of training materials have been developed, one set for mobile retailers (e.g., temporary kiosks at airports) and one set for non-mobile retailers (e.g., pharmacies). The DEA training materials are posted on their website at $$Link
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/index.html
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DEA training for Non-Mobile Retail Vendors: $$Link
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/trg_retail_081106.pdf
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/trg_retail_081106.pdf
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DEA training for Mobile Retail Vendors: $$Link
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/trg_mobile_081106.pdf
http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/trg_mobile_081106.pdf
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The following link is to a draft form that can be used to document the training of your employees:

Acknowledgement Of Training 09-06

 

$$Link
http://www.opa.learnsomething.com/
LearnSomething.com
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More information on the requirements going into effect September 30, 2006, may be found in the August 2006 issue of the Ohio Pharmacist journal.

 

Combat Meth. Act of 2005- Self-Certification
In order to comply with federal Combat Meth Act requirements regarding training and self-certification, the DEA has established a website that will allow retail pharmacies to complete the self-certification online and submit it to DEA electronically. A self-certification certificate will be generated by DEA upon receipt of the application. The pharmacy will print this self-certification certificate, or if the pharmacy is unable to print it, DEA will print and mail the certificate to the self-certifier.

 

Businesses wishing to self-certify can do so online at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/index.html. The process requires providing the following information:

 

1. DEA Number (if applicable)
2. Tax ID
3. Business name
4. Address Line 1
5. Address Line 2
6. City
7. State
8. Zip Code
9. Point of Contact (POC) Last Name
10. POC First Name
11. POC Middle Initial
12. POC Email Address
13. POC Telephone Number
14. Number of employees trained
15. Total number of employees at location
16. Type of establishment (e.g., pharmacy)
17. Products handled
a. ephedrine
b. pseudoephedrine
c. phenylpropanolamine

 

Procedures are also available for chains to register multiple locations in a single process. Information regarding the chain self-certification process may be obtained by contacting the DEA Registration Unit at 800.882.9539.

In addition to the self-certification requirements, the DEA also released proposed rules to implement the Combat Meth. Act. They can be found at http://www.deadiversion.usdoj.gov/meth/irule.htm. They are being submitted to the Federal Register and an official date for the end of comment will be given when the rule is officially published, but it is expected to be mid-November. OPA will update you when more information is available.


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