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Drug Control Division

The Drug Control Division works to protect the health and safety of Connecticut residents by regulating all persons and firms involved in the distribution of all legal drugs, medical devices and cosmetics in Connecticut. The Division oversees Connecticut licensing for pharmacies, pharmacists, controlled substance providers and laboratories, pharmacy technicians, manufacturers and wholesalers of drugs, cosmetics and medical devices and medical marijuana.  The Drug Control Division is also responsible for the Prescription Monitoring Program.

Electronic Prescribing of Controlled Substances

The Drug Control Division consists of four major areas:

1.  Compliance and Enforcement  - Obtain a copy of laws and regulations including drug charges and schedules.

2.  Commission of Pharmacy  - Commission Meetings, Meeting Minutes, Commissioners, etc.Licenses and Registrations for:

4.  Medical Marijuana Program


New Laws

  • Public Act 18-166 (Effective 7/1/2018)
    • Section 2: Self and Family Prescribing of Controlled Substances Limitation
    • Section 3: Naloxone Distribution Agreements
  •  Public Act 18-148 (Effective 7/1/18) 
    • Section 1: Telehealth - expansion to add controlled substances for a psychiatric disability or substance use disorder
    • Section 2: Prevents practitioners using telehealth from receiving a waiver from electronic prescribing of controlled substances
  • Public Act 18-74 (Effective 10/1/2018) - Biologic products 
  • Public Act 18-16 (Effective 1/1/19) 
    • Section 1: Penalty per violation of the chapter
    • Section 2: Fees for filing changes for Non-Resident Pharmacies
    • Section 3: Suspicious order reporting for Manufacturers and Wholesalers
    • Section 4: Annually controlled substance inventory
    • Section 5: Perpetual inventory for Schedule II medications with monthly reconciliation
    • Section 6: Sterile compounding 
    • Prescriptions issued before October 6, 2014:   October 6, 2014/April 8, 2015 :  Any prescriptions for HCPs that are issued before October 6, 2014, and authorized for refilling, may be dispensed in accordance with 21 CFR 1306.22-1306.23, 1306.25, and 1306.27, if such dispensing occurs before April 8, 2015.
    • Prescriptions issued on or after October 6, 2014 October 6: 2014 :  No prescription for HCPs issued on or after October 6, 2014 shall authorize any refills. 

 Source:  Federal Register

Authority:  21 U.S.C. 829(a); 21 CFR part 1306 and subpart C of 21 CFR part 1311.   

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