Historically, the Ohio Board of Pharmacy has exempted from the requirement to obtain a Terminal Distributor of Dangerous Drugs (TDDD) license those practitioners who are the sole shareholder or member of their professional entity. However, recent changes to applicable rules regarding compounding now require previously exempt practitioners to obtain a TDDD license if they possess, have custody or control of, or distribute dangerous drugs that are compounded or used for compounding (this even includes reconstituting drugs, including vaccines).
The original deadline for this permit was May 1, 2016. This requirement created confusion in the community and the Board had extended the registration deadline to September 1, 2016. However, due to more recent feedback, the Board has advised previously exempted prescriber practices to refrain from applying for the TDDD license until further notice. In the interim, the Board is going to consider how its new rule impacts the practitioners that were previously exempt from the TDDD requirement. The Board is taking public comment and will update the community at or after its July meeting.
HSAH will update you further once the Ohio Board determines its final position. Should the TDDD license still be required of those previously exempt, you will be required to certify whether or not you intend to compound or use for compounding, including reconstituting drugs, any product you purchase from Henry Schein Animal Health. If you do intend to compound or use for compounding any product that you purchase, you will be required to supply a TDDD license in addition to your veterinarian license.