Virginia Regulatory Town Hall
Department of Health Professions
Board of Pharmacy
Regulations Governing the Practice of Pharmacy [18 VAC 110 ‑ 20]
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7/7/11  2:20 pm
Commenter: Noel Hodges, HCA Virginia


I am in full support to change 18VAC110-20-490 section 5.  The current process takes valuable pharmacist man-hours each month that could be used to promote patient care.

The manual audits required are not the most effective or efficient way to identify possible diversion. Using a reconciliation software program (i.e. RxAuditor, Pandora) quickly provides an audit of all transactions for controlled substances. These programs show statistical analysis for each user and medication. Using such a system, pharmacies can identify specific employees to audit based on peer-to-peer comparisons.

Thank you for your consideration.


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