Office of AIDS
Materials for Pharmacists and Health Departments – Nonprescription Sale of Syringes
This one-page brochure is designed for pharmacists to provide to their nonprescription syringe sale customers, and provides information on how to properly dispose of sharps waste. It also gives resources to help customers find referrals for drug treatment programs, HIV and viral hepatitis testing, and related medical services. The brochure may also be customized to provide local referrals.
This fact sheet for pharmacists, health departments and consumers outlines the key provisions of Assembly Bill 1743, which goes into effect January 1, 2015. The new law allows licensed pharmacies throughout California to sell an unlimited number of syringes to adults without a prescription, and allows adults to purchase and possess an unlimited number of syringes for personal use.
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