4729-9-17 Storage of adulterated drugs.

To prevent their use, adulterated drugs, as defined in rule 4729-9-01 of the Administrative Code, shall be stored in a separate and secure area apart from the storage of drugs used for dispensing, personally furnishing, compounding and administration.

(A) Adulterated drugs shall be stored no longer than one year from the date of adulteration or expiration by those holding a terminal distributor of dangerous drugs license or two years by those holding a wholesale distributor of dangerous drugs license only. Adulterated drugs shall be stored in a manner that prohibits access by unauthorized persons.

(B) Dangerous drugs, other than controlled substances, may be destroyed utilizing proper methods of disposal and following the record keeping requirements noted in rule 4729-9-22 of the Administrative Code, or may be donated to a pharmacy school pursuant to sections 3715.88 to 3715.92 of the Revised Code. Methods of disposal of non-controlled dangerous drugs shall prevent the possession of the drugs by unauthorized persons.

(C) Dangerous drugs that are controlled substances shall be disposed of pursuant to rule 4729-9-06 of the Administrative Code.

Effective: 3/1/2017
Five Year Review (FYR) Dates: 11/29/2016 and 03/01/2022
Promulgated Under: 119.03
Statutory Authority: 3715.91, 3719.28, 4729.26
Rule Amplifies: 3715.88, 3715.89, 3715.90, 3715.92, 3719.05, 3719.06, 4729.53, 4729.55
Prior Effective Dates: 3/21/88, 7/1/93, 1/1/09