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.
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