|Action||Delivery of dispensed prescriptions; labeling|
|Comment Period||Ends 6/16/2020|
Concerns with the proposed labeling amendments before the Board of Pharmacy
On behalf of the Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation (VBCF), I am writing to share our concerns with the proposed labeling amendments before the Board of Pharmacy. VBCF is a statewide, state-based organization that that is focused on education and advocacy for all Virginians affected by breast cancer. Medication plays an important role in the treatment of breast cancer and timely access to prescriptions and transparent labeling is vital. Patients should be able to easily identify the best person to contact if they have questions about a prescription. Therefore, attempts to alter pharmacy identifiers should be minimized. If breast cancer patients pick up products at a pharmacy that is serving as a depot for the products, they should be able to read the label information and contact the person who can help answer any related questions. There should be no questions about how a patient can speak with someone to obtain medical information. Please do not amend the current labeling system unless a change makes it easier, clearer, or more user-friendly to the patient.
Katy Sawyer, Executive Director, Virginia Breast Cancer Foundation