OLR Bill Analysis

SB 252

AN ACT AUTHORIZING FLAVORING AGENTS FOR PRESCRIPTION PRODUCTS.

SUMMARY:

This bill allows pharmacists to add a flavoring agent to a prescription if the prescribing doctor, patient, or patient's agent requests it.

Under the bill, a flavoring agent is a food or drug additive that:

1. consists of ingredients generally recognized as safe in food and drugs,

2. is approved as a food additive for human consumption under the U. S. Department of Health and Human Services regulations (21 CFR 172),

3. is used in accordance with good manufacturing practice principles and in the minimum quantity needed to produce its intended effect,

4. is sanctioned by the state or federal government,

5. is less than 5% of the product's total weight,

6. is inert and produces no effect other than modifying flavor, and

7. meets U. S. Pharmacopeia standards.

EFFECTIVE DATE: July 1, 2012

COMMITTEE ACTION

General Law Committee

Joint Favorable

Yea

17

Nay

0

(03/13/2012)