DEA clarifies phenylpropanolamine tracking

Earlier this year, there were rumors in a few states that veterinarians were required to track or log their phenylpropanolamine (PPA) sales, just like pharmacists do for pseudoephedrine sales (per the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act). In response, the AVMA contacted the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) to learn that the rules that dictate a pharmacist’s tracking of pseudoephedrine sales do not apply to veterinary sales of PPA. This is because PPA is a prescription drug, and the Combat Methamphetamine Epidemic Act only applies to certain nonprescription drug products.

VMAs are encouraged to share this information with their members.