1906 Federal Food and drugs act
stop the sale of inaccurately labeled drugs.
1912 International Opium Convention
International meetings were being held to curb the rise in controlled substances trafficking. This was one of these meetings. led to 1914 act.
1914 Harrison Narcotics Act
required practitioner registration, documentation regarding prescriptions and dispensing.
1938 Food, Drug, and Cosmetic Act
This came into effect because of fatal poisoning from liquid sulfanilamide, it required new drugs to be shown to be safe before marketing.
1951 Durham-Humphrey Amendment
law defines what drugs require a prescription by licensed practitioner and requires them to include this legend on the label: caution: federal law prohibits dispensing without a prescription or more recent (RX ONLY)
1962 Defauver-Harris Amendments
game FDA authority to approve before a drug could be available for commercial use.
1970 Poison Prevention Packaging Act
requires child proof packaging on all controlled and most prescription drugs dispensed by pharmacies. Non-child proof containers may only be used if the prescriber or patient request one
1970 Comprehensive Drug Abuse Prevention and Control Act
further classified drugs according to their potential for causing abuse. Also regulating manufacturing and distribution of drugs considered capable of causing dependence
1972 Drug Listing Act
- Authorized the FDA to compile a list of all drugs for sale in the US
- Assigned a unique ID to all drugs called National Drug Code (NDC)
1983 Orphan Drug Act
Provides incentives to promote research, approval, and marketing of drugs needed for the treatment of rare diseases.
1987 Prescription Drug Marketing Act
Restricts Distribution of prescription drugs to legitimate commercial channels & requires drug wholesalers to be licensed by the states.
Omnibus Budget Reconciliation Act of 1990
requires that pharmacists complete a DUR (drug use review) and counsel patients
dietary Supplement Health and Education Act
Act from 1994 that defines dietary supplements and limits the role of the FDA in regulating them
Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996
HIPPA: created to protect and ensure the confidentiality and privacy of patients' health information. It also provides for a patient to review and transfer their medical records
2000 Drug Addiction Treatment Act
allowed qualified physicians to dispense or prescribe specially approved schedule III, IV, and V narcotics for the treatment of opioid addiction in medical treatment settings, rather than limiting it to specialized drug treatment clinics
2003 medicare Modernization Act
Medicare Part D (MMA)
Provides financial assistance to seniors to purchase needed prescription medications
2005 Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act
must show ID when you purchase any product that can make methamphetamine.
Dietary Supplement and Nonprescription Drug consumer Protection Act
law that requires companies that market herbal and dietary supplements to include their address and phone number on the product labels so consumers can report adverse events
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