APRNs with prescriptive authority (CTP holders) will continue to be able to prescribe tramadol and products containing tramadol, in accordance with the Formulary. However, APRNs with prescriptive authority need to be aware of the requirements specified in the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy’s guidance document in preparation for the change in the drug classification. For example, because tramadol and products containing tramadol will be classified as controlled substances, APRNs prescribing these products will need to obtain a DEA number, if they do not have one already.
For specific guidance in prescribing and complying with this new regulation, review the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy’s guidance document. Please note the necessary steps to take prior to August 18, 2014 to prepare for the change.
If you have any questions about the guidance document, please contact the Ohio State Board of Pharmacy at 614-466-4143 or email by visiting http://www.pharmacy.ohio.gov/Contact.aspx.
If you have questions about the Formulary or prescribing as an APRN, contact firstname.lastname@example.org.