Substitute House Bill No. 7055

Public Act No. 99-49

An Act Concerning Expiration Dates on Prescription Drugs.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

Section 20-617 of the general statutes is repealed and the following is substituted in lieu thereof:

Each pharmacist, licensed pursuant to section 20-590, shall include on the label of each prescription container: [, the] (1) The quantity of prescribed drug placed therein in addition to any other information required by law; and (2) a prominently printed expiration date that can be read and understood by the ordinary individual under customary conditions of purchase, use and storage based on the manufacturer's recommended guidelines. In the absence of data to the contrary, the expiration date required pursuant to subdivision (2) of this section shall be no later than the expiration date determined by the manufacturer.

Approved May 27, 1999