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§ 90‑85.29. Prescription label.

The prescription label of every drug product dispensed shall containthe brand name of any drug product dispensed, or in the absence of a brandname, the established name.  The prescription drug label of every drug product dispensedshall:

(1)        Contain the discard date when dispensed in a container otherthan the manufacturer's original container.  The discard date shall be theearlier of one year from the date dispensed or the manufacturer's expirationdate, whichever is earlier, and

(2)        Not obscure the expiration date and storage statement whenthe product is dispensed in the manufacturer's original container.

Asused in this section, "expiration date" means the expiration dateprinted on the original manufacturer's container, and "discard date"means the date after which the drug product dispensed in a container other thanthe original manufacturer's container shall not be used.  Nothing in thissection shall impose liability on the dispensing pharmacist or the prescriberfor damages related to or caused by a drug product that loses its effectivenessprior to the expiration or disposal date displayed by the pharmacist orprescriber. (1979, c. 1017, s.1; 1981 (Reg. Sess., 1982), c. 1188, s. 3; 1993, c. 529, s. 7.5.)