Michigan – Legislation Would Exempt Certain Over-the-Counter Drugs

SALT Report 3077 – The Michigan State Legislature introduced a Bill to amend the exemption available for over-the-counter drugs purchased with a prescription for human use.  If passed, House Bill 4831 would provide an exemption for sales of prescription drugs for human use, and over-the-counter drugs for human use pursuant to a prescription.

Further, the bill would amend the definitions of “prescription” and “prescription drug” to mean the following:

  • A drug dispensed pursuant to a prescription,
  • A drug bearing the federal legend “CAUTION: federal law prohibits dispensing without prescription” or “Rx only,” or
  • A drug designated by the Board of Pharmacy as a drug that may only be dispensed pursuant to a prescription

The provisions in this Bill were passed by the House on October 15, 2013 and sent to the Committee on Finance for further review.

For Further Information

Michigan State Legislature – 2013 MI H 4831