25 OCT 1991
Items shall only be available during the normal operating hours of the facility.
Pharmacy or sick bay personnel shall monitor the program for perceived overuse.
Individuals suspected of this shall be referred to a medical officer and may have their
access to this privilege denied.
All products must be dispensed in the manufacturer's FDA approved packaging with
required instructions and warnings. Other locally packaged items are not authorized.
Local Pharmacy and Therapeutics Committees may develop supplemental information
sheets to provide additional dosage or drug information to the patient.
Nonprescription drug program items shall not be dispensed to pregnant patients or non-
active duty beneficiaries under 18 years of age. Local flight surgeons, via the Pharmacy
and Therapeutics Committee, shall determine which products may be acquired by
personnel on flight status.
Facilities offering this service shall keep quarterly statistics as to the quantity of items
dispensed and the dollar value expended. This figure shall be separated from regular
pharmacy workload statistics and not be counted as a prescription number. (Only those
items which have been ordered by a prescriber with a written prescription shall be
counted in the facility prescription number totals.)
The patient is responsible for providing an authorized identification card to verify their
To receive a nonprescription item, patients must sign either a log or request form which
certifies the following:
"I do not wish to see a physician or other health care provider for advice before
receiving these medications. I understand that the medication is for minor illnesses
or conditions and that if symptoms worsen or do not improve within 48 hours, the
person for whom the medication is intended should be seen by a medical provider."
"I am not pregnant or under 18 years of age (unless active duty). If on flight status, I
understand that I