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Subchapter 001 : REGULATED DRUGS(Cite as: 18 V.S.A. § 4212)
§ 4212. Labels
(a) Whenever a manufacturer sells or dispenses a regulated drug and whenever a wholesaler sells or dispenses a regulated drug in a package prepared by him or her, he or she shall securely affix to each package in which that drug is contained a label showing in legible English the name and address of the vendor and the quantity, kind, and form of regulated drug contained therein. No person, except a pharmacist or dispensing physician for the purpose of filling a prescription under this chapter, shall alter, deface, or remove any label so affixed.
(b) Whenever a pharmacist or an employee of a hospital, infirmary, school, first aid station, or nursing home sells or dispenses any regulated drug, he or she shall affix to the container in which such drug is sold or dispensed a label showing his or her own name, address, and registry number, or the name, address, and registry number of the pharmacist or hospital or nursing home for whom he or she is lawfully acting, the name and address of the patient, or if the patient is an animal the name and address of the owner of the animal and the species of the animal, the name, address and registry number of the physician, dentist, or veterinarian by whom the prescription was written, the kind and form of the drug contained therein unless the practitioner has specifically ordered in that prescription that such information not be specified on the label, such directions as may be stated on the prescription, and the date of the issuance of the prescription. No person shall alter, deface, or remove any label so affixed. This subsection shall not apply to regulated drugs sold or dispensed for use exclusively within a hospital.
(c) Physicians, dentists, or veterinarians dispensing regulated drugs shall affix to the container a label showing the dispensing practitioner’s name, address, and registry number, the name and address of the patient, or if the patient is an animal the name and address of the owner of the animal and the species of the animal, the kind and form of the drug contained therein unless the dispensing practitioner considers that such information should not be so specified for medical reasons, such directions necessary for use, and the date of the issuance of the prescription and the dispensing of the drug. This subsection shall not apply to an amount of regulated drugs equivalent to three days’ dosage dispensed to a patient for his or her immediate use without charge by a physician on house call. (Added 1967, No. 343 (Adj. Sess.), § 12, eff. March 23, 1968.)