Most pharmacists are now familiar with the FDA's required Clozapine REMS (Risk Evaluation and Mitigation Strategy) program used to manage potential neutropenia risk associated with Clozapine prescriptions.
The program requires all pharmacies dispensing Clozapine products to "certify" by enrolling at www.clozapinerems.com, review and successfully complete the Clozapine REMS Knowledge Assessment for Healthcare Providers and to implement the necessary staff training to comply with Clozapine REMS program requirements.
If you haven't done so already, click here to Start the Pharmacy Certification process.
At PharmSaver we want to make sure that when your pharmacy orders Clozapine you receive it in your normal ground or overnight shipment without delay. To help remind pharmacies and to provide certification information to partner wholesalers we have implemented a Clozapine REMS enhancement that makes it easy to track certification.
We receive a file of pharmacies certified to order Clozapine on a daily basis from Clozapine REMS program. We use your pharmacy’s DEA and NPI to determine your pharmacy’s status. We notify the wholesaler when you place your order on PharmSaver.
When viewing Clozapine items in your cart you will now see two new cart "flags". These buttons indicate if you are pre-approved "Certified" or "Restricted" and may experience shipping delays. Even restricted you can order but the wholesaler will need to register your pharmacy with the Clozapine REMS program prior to shipping. Hovering over the button in your cart shows additional detail (see image).
Once your order is complete you will see the order in your pharmacy's Order History. Clozapine items again show "Certified" or "Restricted".
There are rare cases where we may not have your certification on file at PharmSaver. If so, please let us know (Contact Us). We will need your pharmacy name, city, state, DEA and NPI numbers to validate your certification.
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