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This website publishes administrative rules on their effective dates, as designated by the adopting state agencies, colleges, and universities.

Rule 4729:5-7-05 | Dispensing a sample drug by a charitable pharmacy.


(A) A pharmacist in a charitable pharmacy must have a valid prescription prior to dispensing a sample drug to a patient.

(B) The pharmacy shall comply with all requirements for the dispensing of drugs pursuant to Chapter 4729:5-5 of the Administrative Code.

(C) The charitable pharmacy shall determine the eligibility requirements for a patient to receive a sample drug.

(D) The sample drug shall be dispensed to the patient free of charge.

(E) The sample drug may be dispensed:

(1) In the manufacturer's original container where the container is clearly marked as a sample; or

(2) By removing the sample drug from the original container only if the prescription label on the appropriate container, pursuant to all state and federal requirements, clearly states that the drug dispensed is a sample drug.

Supplemental Information

Authorized By: 3719.28, 4729.26, 3719.811
Amplifies: 3719.81, 3719.811, 3719.812, 3719.813
Five Year Review Date: 7/1/2024
Prior Effective Dates: 1/1/2006