Board of Pharmacy
The Board also enacts rules addressing professional conduct and standards of practice. Our purpose is to ensure that the pharmacists of Tennessee are providing competent pharmaceutical care in accordance with state and federal laws. To that end, we determine the competency of graduates of recognized schools or colleges of pharmacy applying for licensure, ensure compliance with the Pharmacy Law, and take disciplinary action and conduct hearings when appropriate.
MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 23, 2019
IMPORTANT INFORMATION CONCERNING UNITED STATES PHARMACOPEIA’S ANNOUNCEMENT POSTPONING THE EFFECTIVE DATE OF REVISED CHAPTERS <795> AND <797>. The United States Pharmacopeia (“USP”) announced today, September 23, 2019, that – as required by USP by-laws – it is postponing the effective date of USP chapters <795> and <797> while appeals for review of these revised chapters are resolved. These chapters were previously scheduled to go into effect on December 1, 2019. More detail is found here: https://www.uspnf.com/notices/compounding-chapters-postponement
The Tennessee Board of Pharmacy is currently only empowered by statute and rule to enforce applicable USP standards for sterile compounding. While the appeals process continues for these new standards with USP, the current standards for sterile compounding will continue to be enforced. We encourage all compounders of sterile and non-sterile products to continue to protect their patients and employees safety in compounding medications and promotion of safe handling of hazardous drugs.
NABP Launches the Official Practice Exam for the MPJE
MOUNT PROSPECT, IL – The National Association of Boards of Pharmacy® (NABP®) is introducing the official practice examination for the Multistate Pharmacy Jurisprudence Examination® (MPJE®). The MPJE tests candidates for licensure in participating jurisdictions on their mastery of pharmacy law. The Pre-MPJETM is the only practice exam that features valid questions from previous versions of the MPJE.
The Pre-MPJE is now available for purchase for $65 per exam. Learn more about the Pre-MPJE by visiting the NABP website.
Controlled Substances Shipment Reporting
Data Submission for Tennessee-Licensed Manufacturers, Wholesalers and Distributors