Normally the supply system should be under the direct control of a pharmacist. When this is not possible, the responsible person should be under pharmaceutical supervision and have adequate training.
The responsible person should ensure that:
(a) Older stock is dispensed first and attention is paid to the expiry dates.
(b) Products are stored according to the recommended storage conditions, as stated on the label, etc.
(c) Products are observed for evidence of instability.1
1 General requirements for drug dosage forms will be published in The international pharmacopoeia.
(d) Products that are repackaged or further processed are properly handled and labelled.
(e) Products are dispensed in the proper containers with the proper closures.
(f) Patients are educated and informed concerning the proper storage and use of the products, including the disposal of outdated or excessively aged prescriptions.