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Important Change to OARRS Rules for Pharmacies!

Attention Pharmacists!

The official effective date for the OARRS rule regarding prospective DUR is Thursday, October 27, 2011.

What does this mean to pharmacies?

Before dispensing a prescription for a controlled substance the pharmacist has to review an OARRS report covering at least a one year time period and/or another state’s report, where applicable and available, if they see one of the following:

After obtaining an initial OARRS report on a patient, the pharmacist can use professional judgment in deciding if they need to pull another OARRS reports and/or other states’ reports for that patient.

Kelly Vyzral
Director of Government Affairs
Ohio Pharmacists Association


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Live Webinar: Required OSHA Training for Immunizing Pharmacists 10 am & 3 pm

July 22, 2015
7:30AM-5:15PM

APhA's Delivering MTM Services Certificate Training Program for Pharmacists

OPA office- 2674 Federated Blvd., Columbus, OH 43235

August 12, 2015

Pharmacist Training Program for Immunizations

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August 15, 2015

OPA/IACP: The Compound Conference

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August 19, 2015

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