- Dispense Schedule II-V controlled substances;
- Dispense insulin drugs, glucagon drugs, diabetes devices, diabetic ketoacidosis devices, gabapentin, and naloxone (effective 1/1/2021);
- Prescription supply is for greater than a 48-hour supply.
Exemptions (requires an approved waiver):
- A drug administered directly to a patient by a prescriber;
- Any drug dispensed by a licensed health care facility provided that the quantity dispensed is limited to an amount adequate to treat the patient for a maximum of forty-eight (48) hours;
- Any drug sample dispensed;
- Any facility that is registered by the United States drug enforcement administration as a narcotic treatment program and is subject to the record keeping provisions of 21 CFR 1304.24;
- Dispensing to inpatients in hospitals or nursing homes (exemption does not apply to assisted living);
- Dispensing to inpatients in hospices (exemption does not apply to home hospice or hospice in an assisted living facility)
Click here for a list of common NDCs.
Insulin’s main job is to keep blood sugar levels from getting too high. Insulin helps take sugar out of the blood and move it into cells for energy.
Insulin types, generic names, and brand names (not all inclusive):
• Rapid-acting: insulin aspart (Novolog), insulin lispro (Humalog), insulin glulisine (Apidra)
• Regular: insulin regular (Novolin R)
• Intermediate-acting: NPH (Novolin N)
• Long-acting: insulin detemir (Levemir), insulin glargine (Lantus, Basaglar)
• Ultra-long-acting: insulin degludec (Tresiba), insulin glargine U300 (Toujeo)
• Inhaled: (Afrezza)
Glucagon is a hormone that increases blood sugar levels. It also slows involuntary muscle movements of the stomach and intestines that aid in digestion. Glucagon is a prescription medicine used to treat very low blood sugar (hypoglycemia).
Glucagon is sold under the following brand names (not all inclusive):
• Baqsimi; and
Diabetes Devices and Diabetic Ketoacidosis Devices (not all inclusive)
• Test strips;
• Continuous glucose monitoring systems; and
• Insulin infusion pumps.
Gabapentin is used to control seizures in certain types of epilepsy and treat certain types of nerve pain. Gabapentin belongs to a class of drugs known as antiseizure drugs. It is a GABA analogue (similar structurally) and is currently not a scheduled medication.
Gabapentin is sold under the following brand names (not all inclusive):
• Active-PAC with gabapentin: oral capsule;
• Gralise: oral tablet, ER;
• Horizant: oral tablet, ER; and
• Neurontin: oral capsule, tablet, solution.
Naloxone, also known as Narcan, is a non-addicting “opioid antagonist” used to counter the effects of opioid overdose of drugs such as Morphine, Heroin, Codeine, Fentanyl, Hydrocodone, Methadone, and Oxycodone. Naloxone only works if a person has opioids in their system; the medication has no effect if opioids are absent.
3 FDA-approved formulations of naloxone:
• Auto-Injector (Evzio); and
• Nasal Spray (Narcan).
July 1, 2016: All prescriptions must be reported daily
Each pharmacy, nonresident pharmacy, outpatient pharmacy in a hospital or institution, and dispenser shall report all controlled substance prescriptions dispensed immediately upon, but in no event later than the next business day, after dispensing such prescriptions into the CPMRS Data Collection website at https://pmpclearinghouse.net.
Please visit the Data Collection website at https://pmpclearinghouse.net to register and upload your data, and/or visit the PMP website at https://connecticut.pmpaware.net to register and access prescription information.
Contact Appriss Health for technical assistance with data uploads and error correction:
Toll-Free (866) 683-3246 (available M-F, 8AM-8PM EST)