order to ensure consistency in the reporting of all controlled drug
losses and allow the Board to properly track them, this is now the only
acceptable form for submitting controlled drug losses to the Board – we
will no longer accept the old paper DEA 106 forms or any other
chain-specific reporting forms. Please note that this change in no way
affects your reporting of controlled substance losses to the Federal
Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA), which has its own reporting
requirements. As a reminder of NH controlled drug loss reporting
requirements, please see below:Controlled Drug Losses.
The pharmacist-in-charge or pharmacist on duty shall report to the
board in writing, any theft or significant loss of controlled substances
within one business day. The pharmacist-in-charge shall complete a New
Hampshire Drug Loss Form and mail, fax, or email to the board as soon
as the investigation into the loss is complete but no later than 30 days
of the discovery of the loss.
(b) All instances of diversion must be reported.
A pharmacy shall keep a perpetual inventory for all Schedule II drugs
and actual counts shall be verified monthly. The inventory reports shall
be maintained for a minimum of 2 years.
(d) A pharmacy shall consider a controlled drug loss to be significant when:
(1) The percentage of dosage units of a specific drug exceeds 2% of monthly dispensing volume; or
(2) Fifteen or more dosage units are not accounted for.
(e) The written report referenced in (a) shall contain at least the following:
(1) Date of discovery;
(2) The identity of the person making the discovery;
(3) The name and location of the pharmacy from which the drug is missing;
(4) Name, strength, dosage form, NDC and quantity of the missing drug(s); and
(5) The cause of the controlled drug loss as determined by the investigation.
Board of Pharmacy - Compliance Department
Division of Health Professions
NH Office of Professional Licensure & Certification
Philbrook Building, 121 South Fruit Street, Suite 401, Concord, NH 03301-2412
mission of the New Hampshire Pharmacists Association is to enable
pharmacists in all practice settings to have the ability to provide
pharmacy care through coordinated health care services and collaborative
practice with other health care providers, and further, to encourage
through a professional society creative thoughts and ideas relating to
pharmacy practice and disease state management.